T-Mobile's Garminfone landing in June with a $200 on-contract price

T-Mobile's Garminfone landing in June with a $200 on-contract price
Yet another addition is being added to the large extended Android family over at T-Mobile as news about the Garminfone have been made known. The Android powered Garminfone will surely give US consumers a taste of the rich mix of the stellar refinements seen on standalone GPS devices and the well rounded offerings on smartphones. Targeting a release time frame some time in June, the Garminfone will be priced at $200 after mail-in-rebates with your signature on a 2-year agreement. For those who prefer forgoing being tethered to any commitments, the Garminfone can be bought at the full price of $450. You really can't oversee its navigational prowess seeing that it'll undoubtedly be a feature rich device in that department, but it will also be preloaded with apps fitting for the social networking conscious individuals out there for things like Twitter and Facebook. Although we're greeted to a general time line of when to expect the handset, T-Mobile said they will provide the exact date for its launch at  later time.

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1. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

2-yr contract and the phone is STILL $200?? RIP-OFF LOL, this phone isn't worth $200 with contact for sure

2. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

We just got the demo in our store yesterday and it is a pretty cool phone. I don't think the $200 price will sell a lot of them but I'm sure we will see it drop to $150 within a few months. Personally I wouldn't get this over a Nexus or Incredible or any high end Android but for someone that really just needs to use a solid GPS and not want to carry around both their GPS and phone, this is a good choice. I also think the $200 price tag is because it is a Garmin after all. Most GPS devices on the market are about $150 so for someone in the market for a GPS unit, this is actually really nice.

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