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AT&T* and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. today announced the Garmin nuvifone G60 will be available beginning October 4 only for AT&T customers in the U.S. in AT&T stores and online at www.wireless.att.com.
The nuvifone G60 provides one of the easiest-to-use location experiences available because it is the only phone to fully integrate the world’s best selling GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile web.
"Personal navigation devices are already all about mobility and taking the Garmin experience everywhere as your mobile phone is truly compelling for customers who travel often," said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "We expect the nuvifone to be the guide for local restaurants, the least-expensive gas and the nearest coffee shop for many customers."
"The nuvifone weaves location into nearly every facet of its functionality making it ideal for people who depend on location to navigate everyday life," said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and COO. "The nuvifone has Garmin’s easy-to-use interface, so navigating to a meeting directly from its calendar or contacts pages, or geotagging an email or photograph with a location stamp, is intuitive, useful and fun."
Navigate with turn-by-turn guidance
The nuvifone G60 has the same core features as a high-end Garmin nuvi® and comes preloaded with maps and millions of points of interest (POI) for North America. Customers who purchase a nuvifone will have everything that they need to use the device as an in-car navigation unit including a dashboard and windshield mount. The device can easily be mounted in the car or detached for portable navigational use.
Because the maps reside on the nuvifone customers always have access to navigation and they can receive turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions that speak street names to millions of destinations. If a turn is missed along the route, the nuvifone will automatically recalculate a route and get the user back on track. The nuvifone is able to provide reliable location information in the most challenging conditions because it has a real GPS receiver with Garmin’s HotFix(TM) technology and assisted GPS.
The nuvifone also has a "Where am I?" feature so users will know their exact latitude and longitude coordinates, nearest address, intersection, hospital, police station and gas station with one touch of the screen. Another great feature of nuvifone is for users who cannot find their car in an unfamiliar spot or crowded parking lot, nuvifone will automatically mark the position in which it was last removed from the windshield mount.
Surf the web
Nuvifone customers are just one click away from a full HTML browser that can be accessed via the nation’s fastest 3G network, or AT&T’s more than 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots. Garmin’s location link, which parses addresses on the web with latitude and longitude information, allows customers to easily navigate to addresses they discover on the web by simply touching the address. The touch-screen virtual keyboard which includes predictive text, is customizable to QWERTY or A to Z to allow customers to easily type in web addresses or send and receive text messages
Capture quality photos
The nuvifone G60 also includes a three megapixel camera with auto-focus. The camera automatically geotags images with an exact latitude and longitude reference of where the image was taken. Customers may then save the image so they can navigate back to the location, or email the geo-tagged image to others.
In addition to millions of preloaded POIs, customers can supplement the data with additional free and subscription content. The nuvifone includes free access to AT&T’s Yellow Pages, flight status and converter. Premium Connected Services gives customers subscription access to real-time traffic information, fuel prices, White Pages, weather and more.
Price and Availability
The nuvifone G60 will be available in AT&T stores or at www.wireless.att.com on October 4 for $299 with a two year service agreement after $100 mail-in-rebate. Nuvifone Premium Connected Services which includes traffic updates, white pages, weather, movie, local events and fuel price content are available for $5.99/month after a 30-day trial.
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About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) , the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and nuvi are registered trademarks, and nuvifone and HotFix are trademarks of Garmin Ltd.