Coming Mid-2010, the new Garmin Asus A10 phone is an Android based Smartphone that is supposedly optimized for pedestrian navigation, basically it’s a GPS system for those that like to walk a lot. It’s got a 3.2 inch HVGA Touchscreen, electronic compass and a 1500mAH battery along with the basic stuff like Google maps, Gmail, YouTube and access to the Android market. No price mentioned..
To optimize a user’s ability to stay in touch with family, friends and business contacts, the A10 is compatible with Microsoft Exchange server and will wirelessly synchronize contacts, calendar and enterprise email. Account setup is quick and easy, and in a few simple steps users will have their contacts, calendar and email ready to go.
Additional A10 smartphone features include a powerful WebKit browser with multi-touch, five mega-pixel camera including auto-focus capability that automatically geotags images with an exact location reference. The built-in accelerometer will quickly change the display so that screens may be viewed in portrait or landscape mode.
The A10 also supports optional cityXplorer™ maps, which makes it possible to plan and use routes that include public transit options such as bus, tramway, metro and suburban rail systems.
The Garmin-Asus A10 is expected to be available in mid-2010 in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Additional information about Garmin-Asus products is available at www.GarminAsus.com.