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Garmin-Asus nuvifone G60

Announced
Jan 31, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Jul 31, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (155 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low-resolution camera (3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The nuvifone G60 is the first phone by Garmin-Asus. Its design utilizes a large 3.5-inch touch screen and no hardware keys on the body. The nuvifone G60 is equipped with a GPS receiver, Wi-Fi support and a 3MP camera.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Linux
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.41 x 2.29 x 0.57 inches (112 x 58.1 x 14.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.83 oz (137 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 272 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 155 ppi
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1100 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 31 Jan 2008

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