Hands on with the Garmin Nuvifone G60

Hands on with the Garmin Nuvifone G60
GPS maker Garmin has finally dived head on and entered the mobile phone arena after one lengthy development period. Positioning itself as a smartphone, we're quite interested to see how Garmin used that time to craft their one of a kind Garmin Nuvifone. It's well known that most phones nowadays have GPS capabilities – some having other features like a compass to aid it. Wireless carriers tout using their own GPS service because it's compatible with their network. At $299.99 with a contract, we'll have to wait and see if it can justify such a hefty price point. So far we definitely see some design elements found on standalone GPS units that are implemented into the Nuvifone. We're content with the look and feel out of the box – it gives off that rugged feel when you hold it. Finally a phone isn't worth anything unless the platform interface proves to be responsive and intuitive. We can already see that the interface was meant to be finger friendly with its large icons and smooth scrolling within the menus. Let's just hope that it's biggest touted feature lives up to the hype and expectations. Expect our full review soon!

Garmin Nuvifone G60 Specifications

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