Garmin Chirp tracking chip changes geocaching forever

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GPS is typically used to avoid getting lost, but there’s a group of very enthusiastic group of people who enjoy “looking for treasure in Tupperware,” aka, geocaching. Targetting these crazy weekenders is Garmin with a new chip called the Chirp. It may look like a rather nondescript piece of black plastic, but it’s got some navigational technology inside.

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Garmin-Asus A10 touchscreen smartphone runs Android

Garmin Asus A10 Android GPS Smartphone

The standalone GPS market isn’t nearly as hot as it has been in years past, so many people are moving toward “convergence” devices that can do GPS and more. Garmin is aggressively expanding its smartphone line with the new Garmin-Asus A10 in response to this new trend. This follows up on the nuvifone from AT&T and the Garminfone with T-Mobile. A good move on Garmin’s part, I’d say, since they can continue to sell hardware to the growing navigation-centric smartphone market.

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Garminfone with Android destined for T-Mobile USA

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As it turns out, AT&T isn’t the only one doing the smartphone thing with Garmin. T-Mobile USA is getting a piece of that navigation pie too with the announcement of the new Garminfone. It’s being offered exclusively through T-Mobile later this Spring. To avoid any confusion with the Garmin smartphone being sold through AT&T, T-Mobile has decided that its version will be called the Garminfone rather than the nuvifone. This also allows them to say that it is exclusive to their stable.

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Garmin-Asus reveals two handsets: nuvifone Android A50 and WinMo Nuvifone M10

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It felt like it took forever for us to see the first commercially-available Garmin nuvifone, but that has happened and now it seems that they are ready to keep the series of smartphones going. The newest additions to the collection are the Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 and nuvifone M10. Do they look familiar? There are certainly […]

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Are Standalone GPS Devices Going the Way of the PDA?

You’ve probably noticed that most of us love the idea of convergence devices. Our cell phones used to be for just voice calls, but now we use them for taking pictures, listening to music, checking email, surfing the web, managing our schedules, and so much more. We’re also increasingly using them for GPS navigation purposes, […]

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About Time! Garmin-Asus Nuvifone Finally Launches

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When we first heard about the possibility of a smartphone coming from Garmin, we got pretty excited about the GPS navigation possibilities. And then it got delayed. And then Garmin decided that it needed help from Asus with the project. This has been a very long time coming, but at long last, the Garmin-Asus nuvifone […]

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