With Windows Mobile as its co-pilot, the Garmin-Asus Nuvifone M10 drives into Mobile World Congress 2010, hoping to capture the eye of road warriors. CNET has your First Look here.
Garmin-Asus Nuvifone M10
The Nuvifone M10 is one of two smartphones Garmin-Asus debuted at Mobile World Congress 2010. Unlike the Nuvifone A50, which is powered by Android, the M10 runs Windows Mobile 6.5.3. We're hoping Windows Mobile will provide a better experience than the Garmin Nuvifone G60, which was a decent navigator but failed horribly as a smartphone.
The Nuvifone M10 has a few navigation controls, including the Start button and Talk and End keys below the display. For everything else, you'll use the smartphone's 3.5-inch WVGA touch screen. Garmin-Asus also added a 3D Task Manager that will allow you to switch between running applications. There's something called Billboard, which will display a user's most important information at a glance.
The Nuvifone M10 comes preloaded with maps, voice-guided navigation, and connected services for weather, traffic, fuel prices, and so forth. In addition, the navigation functions are linked into your calendar, contacts, e-mail, Web browser, and messaging apps.