November 28, 2014

T-Mobile USA to Offer Garminfone in Exclusive Deal

T-Mobile USA, Inc has officially announced another Android handset exclusive today with the upcoming Garminfone.  Touted as the “first Android-powered smart phone fully integrated with Garmin’s premium navigation experience”, it features a 3.5-inch screen and a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus.

To differentiate the handset from other Android devices, the Garminfone offers some great personal navigation features.  For instance, users can navigate to an address just by clicking on it from within a text message , email, website, contact, or calendar appointment.  The camera automatically geotags images so you can find your way back to that new favorite spot on the beach or simply share them with friends and family.  The phone will also offer such GPS staples as real-time traffic, weather, local events, movie listings, and gas prices.

Like many Garmin devices, Garminefone provides fast and reliable directions with text-to-speech technology.  The phone’s display will  automatically switch between day and night mode for easier viewing when driving. This device marks the first to features the new Garmin Voice Studio app which allows customers to record and share their own voice directions.  Garminfone will come with a dashboard mount with a charging window allowing  customers to charge their phone while using it as a navigation device.

Look for more details on the phone as it approaches its spring release.  To learn more about Garminfone, head to the mini-site over at T-Mobile!



  • Ratnok

    Doesn't Google Maps Navigation already do 90% of those features?

  • dethduck

    Seriously, considering google maps, what's the selling point? Is there a subscription charge for their navigation?

    • http://andrewchamp.com Andrew Champ

      Exactly. No way, Google Maps all the way.

    • Vincent

      There is something to be said for having the GPS app's map data local on the device rather than grabbed over the network. Admittedly It's not all that much (it's worth more on the CDMA networks where you can't have talking + data at the same time), but it is something.

  • DisKO

    Sounds great to me. May be my next phone. My Cliq doesn't have turn by turn on google maps and I'd trust a GPS company more for that purpose anyway. If the traffic, gas prices etc come with no additional monthly charges, this would really be a great combo of GPS & phone to help me save space in my bag. The fact that it comes with the mount is a real selling point too. But then I'm a girl who buys cars for the sound system & mirrors so what do I know…

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