As some of you might remember, a few weeks ago, we were talking about the fact that Garmin-Asus' long awaited nuvifone models were about to be released in Asia
, with the rest of the world to follow. And while the G60 has already seen the light of day, it's time for the M20 to make an official appearance on Asus' home market, namely that of Taiwan.
So, as CENS
informs us, Asustek, together with a local carrier, Chunghwa Telecom, announced that the M20 would become official tomorrow, with the carrier also planning to offer some consistent subsidies for initial users.
Now, let's take a quick stroll down memory lane and see why so many people are pretty excited about the arrival of the M20
. So, what we've got here is a device powered by the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system and featuring enterprise email, dual-band 3.5G/tri-band GSM capabilities, Wi-Fi connectivity, desktop-like Internet browser, push email, document viewing, multimedia capability, Bluetooth and Garmin sat nav.
Garmin-Asus' smartphone also sports a 2.8-inch TFT touch lens display (with 640x480 pixel resolution), built-in microphone and speakers, built-in 4GB/8GB My Storage, and ActiveSync for Outlook, Microsoft Office, and multimedia synchronization. Furthermore, it incorporates a 3-megapixel camera that automatically geotags images with the exact latitude and longitudinal coordinates.
Another important detail worth mentioning about the nuvifone
M20 is the fact that it comes equipped with a full QWERTY soft keyboard, which makes it easy to send and receive SMS, MMS and emails. The device also sports HSDPA wireless connectivity and enterprise grade Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g). Plus, the M20 is built around the concept of LBS (Location Based Service), the extensive navigation functions provided by this smartphone (the Garmin legacy) being linked to frequently used applications such as calendar, contacts, email, Internet applications and more.
While no specific pricing details have been provided yet, we hope that we're going to see this handheld arrive in other parts of the world soon enough, at a price point that would make it affordable for the large majority of would-be customers. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .