Garmin Nuvi 1860 Will Come with Browser and Camera

More evidence that standalone GPS units will soon be as obsolete as MiniDiscs. Garmin's nuvi 1860 (which looks to be released in early September at IFA) has a full-fledged browser and a camera.

Garmin Nuvi 1860 Will Come with Browser and Camera

According to Engadget, the nuvi 1860 has more characteristics of a smartphone or MID than a GPS unit. It will run a Linux OS that has a Web browser (including YouTube support) and will have multimedia, email, and Internet radio applications.

It apparently has Wi-Fi, but no word on an EDGE or cellular connections like the nuvi 1690 that is also due out around the same time. The 4.8 inch device also has a 3 megapixel camera which can be used for geotagging. Oh and it does all that navigation stuff too: lane assist, traffic receiver, text-to-speech directions.

The smaller 4.3-inch nuvi 1690 is reported to retail for $499.99 (not including the connected services) and is now confirmed to use its EDGE connection for weather, flight statuses, gas prices, traffic and Google-powered searches. [Engadget]