May 26th, 2010 publishUpdated   Jun 16th, 2010, 4:23 pm

T-Mobile has announced that the Garminfone will be coming to select retails stores and authorized dealers, as well as going up for sale on the T-Mobile website beginning June 9th. On a two-year contract you’ll be paying $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The Garminfone, if you couldn’t tell by the name alone, is the mutant offspring of a stand-alone GPS device and full-blown Android smartphone, and offers pretty deep navigation tools and apps.


Along with the announcement of the pending launch, T-Mobile’s twitter account is hosting a contest with winners taking home one of five Garminfone handsets. You’ll need to follow @TMobile_USA and tweet your best tale about getting lost without a GPS in 140 characters including the hashtag #needgarminfone.

So add this one to the list of major releases coming in early June to wireless carriers far and wide. The question is does the Garminfone navigate to the top of the pack or will it get lost below some of the heavier hitters?

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