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Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 Preview

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This is our preview based on a preproduction unit, expect the review soon.

Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 Preview
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA, but without 3G.
The
American version supports AT&T's 3G network.

We have been informed by Garmin-Asus that some of the problems we have encountered while testing the nuvifone M20 are not typical for the production units. This is the reason we are making this review a preview of the phone and you will learn our final opinion once we have received a new unit from the manufacturer.

Introduction and Design:


One of the latest tendencies in mobile phones nowadays is installing a GPS module and functionality, turning the handsets into a more practical alternative of standalone navigation systems. The Garmin-Asus joint venture targets this particular niche with its models, combining the experience of both companies in different areas. It makes perfect sense since the former is specialized in navigation systems, while the latter is producing computer components and Windows-based cell phones. Today we are introducing the nuvifone M20 that runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and not the proprietary, Linux-based operating system that powering the other Garmin-Asus product, the G60.


The Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 sports a 2.8 inch display with VGA resolution, which keeps the devise compact in size. On the front you will find the D-pad and send and end buttons, while the volume rocker is on the left hand side. The screen lock slider is on the opposite side, next to the opening of the stylus compartment, while the miniUSB port to charge your phone and connect it to a computer is on the bottom.


Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 is really compact and totally comfy for a single hand use - Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 Preview
Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 is really compact and totally comfy for a single hand use - Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 Preview
Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 is really compact and totally comfy for a single hand use - Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 Preview

Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 is really compact and totally comfy for a single hand use



Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 Preview

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The hardware keys - Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 Preview
miniUSB port on
the bottom - Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 Preview

The hardware keys

miniUSB port on the bottom

Left hand side - Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 Preview
Right hand side - Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 Preview

Left hand side

Right hand side



As a whole, the design of the Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 is not too impressive. But let’s see what software features it has to offer.


Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20 360 Degrees View:


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. bana17a (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)


POS!!, GPS apps are all over the place now on a lot of OS's. why even bother to buy this one!!

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Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20

Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
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Display2.8 inches, 480 x 640 pixels (286 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 528 MHz
Size3.75 x 2.07 x 0.50 inches
(95.3 x 52.5 x 12.8 mm)
3.49 oz  (99 g)
Battery920 mAh, 2.8 hours talk time

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