T-Mobile has been forced to lower the price of the Garminfone as a result of very weak demand - analyst estimates peg the number sold around 20,000. The phone was priced at $199.99, a price most reviewers agreed was too high for a phone with relatively weak specs:

  • 600 Mhz processor
  • 3.5” screen
  • 3 MP camera
  • 2GB microSD card
  • Android 1.6 with no word on an upgrade
  • Focus on navigation capabilities

Those in the market for an Android device were able to either get a more powerful phone for the same price, or an equally capable one for substantially less. Either way, the Garminfone had little in the way of economic appeal.


Not only did the value (or lack thereof) hurt, but the phone was very weakly marketed, and as Phandroid points out, was given limited display space in stores.

As a result of weak sales, T-Mobile announced today that they were lowering the price to $129.99. Hopefully, this can help kick start sales.

Source: MobileBurn

Aaron Gingrich
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  • larry

    off course its slow.. when are they going to realize that most android users are enthusiests and dont want a dumbed down underpowered phone.

    they need to get off the can and release the garmin s/w for android for pay just like on other phones and get the hell out of the phone business.. it didnt work for google what makes you think it will wor for you?