Apr 21st, 2010 publishUpdated   Apr 23rd, 2010, 9:19 am

Garmin-Asus is releasing their new phone exclusively for T-Mobile, dubbed simply the Garminfone (no nuvifone here). The navigation-based phone’s UI will be built up from Android 1.6, and the handset features a 3MP camera and 3.5 HVGA touchscreen. Included will be a car dock, making sure the phone can easily be used for its extended purpose as a full-blown navigation station.

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The Garminfone comes pre-loaded with a whole bunch of travel-oriented apps, including Garmin Voice Studio, “an exclusive Android navigation application that allows customers to record custom voice directions from family and friends.” I guess if your navigation needs are just too intense for Google Maps (traveling places cell signals just won’t reach while taking advantage of on-board maps) this phone may be good for you, but I see nothing to get too excited about. The Garminfone should be available by the end of Spring at a T-Mobile near you.

[via Engadget Mobile]

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