Garmin and ASUS announce alliance for GPS phones

February 4, 2009
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Garmin-ASUSWell well, it seems that two OHA members have announced that they will be working together on new phones.  Garmin and ASUS will be co-developing and marketing the nuvifone series that Garmin announced this time last year at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.

Garmin says that ASUS was its ODM partner from the start, so it makes some sense for the two of them to work together.  As a result, the original nuvifone has been renamed the Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60, and the two companies have said that they will announce a new model in Barcelona later this month – I’m already scheduled to meet with them to see it.

Garmin-ASUS has not commented on what platform the new nuvifone model will run, but we are fairly certain that it will be Android since both companies are OHA members and Garmin stated that it was already working on an Android based device.

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