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T-Mobile USA to carry first Android-powered Garmin smartphone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Apr 2010 0:38

T-Mobile USA to carry first Android-powered Garmin smartphone  T-Mobile USA has announced that it will become the exclusive carrier of GPS maker Garmin's first ever smartphone, the Android-based Garminfone.
The phone has a 3.5-inch screen, 3MP camera with autofocus, and because of the GPS, the pictures can be geo-tagged. The GPS, as standard, works over 3G and Wi-Fi.

While those specs are not impressive, the Garminfone is notable because of its GPS system, which has on-board US maps, text-to-speech, full driving/walking/public transportation directions, real-time traffic, weather, local events, movie listings and even gas prices.

The next best feature is "Garmin Voice Studio" which lets users "record and customize voice directions which can also be shared with family and friends."

Because it is more a GPS with phone capabilities than anything else, the device will come with a charging window and a dashboard mount for the car.

There was no word on price or an exact release date but expect it before the end of May.

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