The Garminfone is coming to T-Mobile very soon, so in order to help us figure out whether it is just a useless and superfluous toy or a candidate for your next phone/gadget, Engadget grabbed a review unit and put it to the test.
You can read the full review or if you want just the most important highlights, you can read the bullet points I handcrafted below, followed by a video and some photos:
- Garminfone is coming to T-Mobile in June for $199
- It has a 600MHz processor, a 3.5" capacitive screen, a 3MP camera, a 2GB microSD card, and runs Android 1.6, unlikely to be upgraded to 2.0+ any time soon, if ever, due to heavy customizations in the UI
- if it's not obvious from the pictures, there is no physical keyboard
- according to Engadget, Garminfone is the best mix of PND (portable navigation device) and smartphone to date
- the phone is quite similar in build quality, size, and shape to Garmin G60, aka Nuvifone, which was running a custom Garmin OS and never ended up being too successful
- there is no headphone jack… WHAT??