Smartphones with GPS navigation are nothing new; in fact, the feature is a staple of pretty much every smartphone on the market today. However, for many of the most popular devices, like the iPhone, GPS navigation requires you to buy software. Garmin-Asus has announced the official launch window for the nuvifone A50 with navigation at its core.
The A50 is an Android-powered smartphone that features turn-by-turn direction and other features that Garmin offers on its software apps and stand-alone GPS devices. The A50 also has a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen and an onscreen QWERTY keyboard.
Storage for the A50 is to 4GB of flash with a microSD card slot for memory expansion. Other features include an accelerometer, 3G web surfing, access to the Android market, and a 3MP camera with geotagging and auto-focus. The device will ship in Europe in the first half of 2010 at an undisclosed price.