We’ve been following the sage of the Garmin nuvifone for far too long. We’ve seen a concept float around for months and months with no sign of when we’d have a physical product in our hands. It’s been a very long time coming, but the date is finally upon us. AT&T will be launching the Garmin nuvifone G60 next week. Yes, next week.
At long last, the Garmin nuvifone G60 will go on sale through AT&T for $299 with a qualifying two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebate. That’s more expensive than the iPhone and most BlackBerry devices, so why would you want to spend the premium on this touchscreen cell phone?
Well, the Garmin-Asus G60 is supposed to provide the “easiest-to-use location experiences available because it is the only phone to fully integrate the world’s best selling GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile web.” I like the Garmin GPS integration, but other phones do GPS too.
The feature list also mentions the big touchscreen, a 3 megapixel camera, geotagging capabilities, and plenty of preloaded points of interest. The phone is designed to work with the car mount and it will automatically mark your location when you remove the G60 from this mount. That way, you’ll easily find your car when you return.