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Update 05/26/2010: Well, as legit as the picture that Engadget posted looked, it seems that it was incorrect. I recieved an email this afternoon from T-Mobile announcing the availability of the Garminfone for $199.99 after a 2 year contract on June 9th. Seems all other details remain the same. You can view more information on the Garminfone here.

Sorry for the punny title – that actually hurt a bit to write. So, it seems that Engadgets received a fairly credible picture announcing that the Garminfone (did they really have to call it the ‘Garminfone’? I keep typing ‘phone’) should be available on June 2nd for the rumored $199 price point – as long as you’re OK with a 2 year contract.

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This hasn’t been officially confirmed, so keep that in mind before you take a day off work to pick up the phone. Not that I think many people will be doing that – while the phones fairly interesting, it’s still Android 1.6 and the interface is too bubbly and supersized for my tastes, but hey, the navigation portion is apparently top notch.

Other than the release date, we don’t have any additional information to share, so check out our prior coverage of the phone here.

Source: Engadget

Chris Dehghanpoor
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  • Seth

    Why would someone pay $200 for that when you can get the Evo for the same price!?

    I know the navigation will probably be fantastic, and I know this is going to be one of the better phones on T-mobile, but the built in google navigation is quite good, and there are other applications for navigation too.

    And if the phone is the same price as the EVO with a new contract why wouldn't you just switch to sprint and get the EVO? And if you don't want to switch to Sprint wait for t-mobile to get a better phone.

    I don't see the appeal of a phone stuck with android 1.6 probably forever when 2.2 is now out and even 2.1, now the most popular iteration of Android, has built in navigation.

    • Chris Dehghanpoor

      Yeah, really, I'd like to see Garmin release the nav software to the market. I'd drop $50 for it.

  • Seth Backer

    Well said Seth, I couldn't have said it any better. Garmin missed the boat....again...

  • Seller

    Yep, they should have done strictly apps from the get-go. They got big Ego's and thought they could do hardware better than anyone else. Duh! Glad I sold my GRMN stock 2 years ago when it was still at $50