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Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M10 Review

Garmin-ASUS recently released their all new Windows Mobile 6.5.3 mobile phone, M10. Coming from a background of superior technology equipments (ASUS) and reputable GPS (Garmin), the mobile phone released by them is often a sight to see. Follow us as we review this new phone.

A little more than a year back, Garmin-ASUS released their first Windows Mobile phone, M20, fast-forward to today, they released their second Windows Mobile phone, M10. And nope, you are not mistaken, neither did I. Garmin-ASUS indeed numbered their Windows Mobile phone line in reverse order.

That aside, M10 still manages to snagged a few first, being the first few phones to sport Windows Mobile 6.5.3, first Smart3 phone (Garmin-ASUS’s own branded Smart Lifestyle, Smart Phone, Smart Navigation), among others. Of course, it is indisputable that among all mobile phones in the market, Garmin-ASUS’s navigation is one of the best around, noting that it uses the highly respected Garmin technology.

Once again a question comes forth, is this phone a iPhone-killer? With almost everyone jumping to compare anything and everything to the iPhone, this may very well be a question that the designers and engineers at Garmin-ASUS are asking themselves too. But, whether or not this phone is the iPhone-killer or not, it is still a phone in its own right.

As usual, we shall take a look at the specifications of the phone before we comment on any other stuff.


Networks: HSDPA DL:7.2Mbps UL:384Kpbs, UMTS 2100 / 900 EDGE / GPRS / GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
OS: Windows® Mobile™ 6.5.3 Professional
CPU: Qualcomm 7227 600MHz
Memory: 512MB RAM+512MB ROM+4GB eMMC Flash
Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, WLAN 802.11b+g, USB v2.0, Micro-USB
GPS: Qualcomm GPS (AGPS supported)
Camera: 5 Mega Pixel
Display: 3.5 WVGA TFT with Resistive touch
Battery: 1500mAh Lithium
Standby Time: up to 600 hours (3G / 2G)**
Talk Time: up to 8 hours**
Expansion Slot: micro-SD™ (support SDHC)
Browser: HTTP / IE6 browser
Email: SMS / MMS / IM / Push e-mail / POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP
Video Playback: MPEG4 / H.264 / H.263 / WMV @ 30fps WVGA
Video Recording: MPEG4 / H.264 / H.263 @ 24fps VGA
Streaming: Audio / Video
Audio: MP3 / WMA / 3GP / AAC / AAC+ 3.5mm headset with mic
JAVA: J2ME (CLDC 1.1 + MIDP2.0)
Advance Navigation/LBS feature: Connected Services*, Junction view with lane assist**, Where am I?, Where’s My Car Parked?, Track Logs & Route Planning

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