Garmin, which has been fairly frank about how totally, like, hard it is to make a new smartphone, has finally announced they'll be shipping the Nuvifone S60 to Taiwan on the 27th. It only took the—wait, 19 months?
It seems that the Garmin Nuviphone M20 we tried—which still doesn't have a release date—is an early prototype. As a result, we couldn't try the customized GPS-based search and maps programs: Every time we tried, it kept giving a location services initialization problem. We were told look very similar to the G60, but…
Garmin-Asus will launch the M20, a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone, sometime this year. True to the name, this cute touchscreen handset comes with car dock and a full set of GPS maps for deep-country use.
This is a pretty weak of an upgrade, but whatever, I'm over it. Remember the flaws with the M-Cody M20? The major flaw being the USB 1.1 transfer speeds. With the 2GB capacity on this MP3 player I would be able to knit a f'ing sweater before this player would be done transferring.
Similar in design to the LG Chocolate Phone, the M-20 is thin like an iPod Nano and has features Apple wouldn't think of putting in their player. Among them, FM radio, voice & line in recording, and WMA & OGG support.