In May 2010, Telefónica O2 Germany will start to exclusively sell the new nüvifone A50 from Garmin-Asus in Germany – a gadget combining a Personal Navigation Device (PND) and smartphone. The company made this announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. O2 will offer the all-rounder with free choice of tariff within the scope of the financing model O2 My Handy. With the nüvifone A50, O2 is exclusively launching the first Garmin navigation system with full Android smartphone features in the German market. The navigation and functionalities of the phone are deeply integrated into the device. Users can, for example, navigate to an address, which is stored in an email, text message, on a web site, or in the contact list. On request, the nüvifone A50 navigates users to a location where they have previously taken a photograph with the integrated camera.
From a technical perspective, the nüvifone A50 is one of the most innovative devices currently available on the market: It supports the simultaneous access to several applications (multitasking) and enables the deployment of thousands of apps and widgets based on the Android operating system. Moreover, Google Street View can be accessed and it is possible to seamlessly switch between pedestrian and auto mode.
Cheers ~ Arne