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Xiaomi emerges as a top player in the wearables market

by: Rob TriggsJune 4, 2015
According to IDC's research, Xiaomi claimed 24.6 percent of the wearable device market in Q1 2015, sky-rocketing the company to second place.
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Garmin announces three sporty smartwatches at CES 2015

by: Jimmy WestenbergJanuary 5, 2015
Garmin has just announced three new smartwatches at CES 2015: the Fenix 3, Vivoactive and Epix. All three watches are aimed at sports-minded users.
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Garmin releases new navigation app with $0.99 promo price

by: Gary SimsJune 18, 2014
Garmin has released víago, a new navigation app for Android, and as part of its launch promotion the company is offering the app at half its normal price.
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Always Find Your Way with Garmin Apps for Android

by: Edmund ApostolDecember 16, 2011
Garmin, a leading developer and manufacturer of GPS software and devices, has recently come up with navigation and mapping apps for the Android platform.
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Our T-Mobile Garminfone review is up – buy the phone starting June 9 for $199.99

by: Michael OrylMay 26, 2010

Garmin Garminfone for T-Mobile USA

I just posted our full review of the Garmin Garminfone for T-Mobile on MobileBurn.com.  Todd Haselton wrote the review for us, and he really likes the device – in spite of the fact that he expected to not like it at all.

On a related note, T-Mobile has also just announced that the Garminfone will be available to customers on June 9th for $199.99 after a $50 rebate.

Here’s Todd’s wrap-up from the full Garminfone review on MobileBurn.com.  Some photos and the rest of his summary are available after the jump.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first Garmin-ASUS device, the [...]

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Garmin-ASUS nuvifone A50 hands-on at Mobile World Congress

by: Michael OrylFebruary 14, 2010

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone A50

I just spent a bit of time with the brand new Garmin-ASUS nuvifone A50 (specs here), the company’s first Android-powered smartphone.  I’ve posted the photos and video, along with some of my thoughts, on MobileBurn.com – but you can see the video and a few photos right here.

But do click through for the Garmin-ASUS nuvifone A50 story on MobileBurn for the full gallery and notes.

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Garmin-ASUS nuvifone A50 announced with Android

by: Michael OrylFebruary 11, 2010

Garmin-ASUS A50

Today Garmin-ASUS unveiled its first Android powered smartphone, the A50.  The A50 includes Garmin’s own navigation system, which offers voice guided turn-by-turn navigation for both drivers and pedestrians and ships with a car mount in the box.

The company claims that location based features are tied into most every aspect of the A50, including email, text messaging, and photos.  I used the original nuvifone G60 quite extensively, and it provided great location based service tie-ins, so I have high hopes for the A50.

In terms of core specs, the Garmin-ASUS A50 sports a large 3.5-inch half-VGA (320 x 480 pixel) [...]

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Garmin to release an Android device in 2010

by: James TromansNovember 11, 2009

Garmin Android Phone

In a recent webcast released by Garmin, the navigation company revealed their plans to expand their fledgling product range and include a new Android phone in 2010. This announcement has come very soon after the announcement of Google navigation for Android.

The nuvifone lineup offered by Garmin-Asus is a collaborative effort focussed around GPS location based services and navigation within a feature phone. The M20 and G60, running Windows Mobile 6.1 and Linux based OS respectively were launched earlier this year. Following the announcement of Google Android, Garmin shares fell 17.2% to $31.88. TomTom shares also fell over [...]

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Garmin-ASUS to offer Android smartphone by Q1, 2010

by: Michael OrylJune 2, 2009

From the Computex show in Taiwan, IDG’s Dan Nystedt is reporting that Garmin-ASUS has said that it should have its first Android powered smartphone on the market by the end of Q1, 2010.  It was also noted that an ASUS executive mentioned that the device could actually come out before Q1.

Garmin-ASUS is a co-development venture between GPS manufacturer Garmin and electronics manufacturer Asustek.  The company has already launched several smartphones, including the G60, which runs a version of the Linux operating system that forms the core of Android.

[via Android Community]

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Garmin and ASUS announce alliance for GPS phones

by: Michael OrylFebruary 4, 2009

Well 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 [...]

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