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Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 US

Announced
Feb 12, 2009
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.75 x 2.07 x 0.50 inches)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • 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

Unlike the G60, nuvifone M20 runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 and is equipped with a 2.8 inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, dual-band HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps, Opera browser, GPS, 3-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth and 4 or 8 GB of internal memory.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (6.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.75 x 2.07 x 0.50 inches (95.3 x 52.5 x 12.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.49 oz (99 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 640 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.

    • 286 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 48.48 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 528 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 2.80 hours
      the average is 12 h (702 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.8 days (260 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (911 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 23 days (542 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 920 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera Browser
    • supports:
      • HTML, WAP 2.0, WAP 1.2.1

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • 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
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Windows Live / MSN
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • 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
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Feb 2009
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