Garmin makes the best portable navigators out there. Millions of people, including me, are fans. But following notoriously lengthy delays, the first Nuvifone should have been euthanized, not put on AT&T shelves next to the iPhone—for $100 more.
During a conference call today, a company rep told analysts that the phone, which shipped last month in Taiwan, is in the final stages of testing with US carriers, plural, which is either a mistranscription or a sign that the Nuvifone will see a wide launch, worthy of its, ahem, extended introduction.
Laptop Magazine got a hands-on with the Garmin nuvifone, and this new batch of UI shots shows it may be a promising competitor in the touchscreen smartphone market. While most cellphone makers still don't understand less is more when it comes to the touchscreen UI, Garmin seems to have embraced this, giving the…