Garmin Nuvifone G60

The Garmin Nuvifone has been delayed time and time again, but it is now finally out with AT&T for $299.99 with contract.
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First for Garmin

The Nuvifone G60 represents a first for Garmin. The company has been in the GPS industry for 20 years, but this is its first smartphone. The Linux-based device offers e-mail, calendar, and other features found on smartphones, but the functionality is really limited. The G60's navigation capabilities, however, are quite good.
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The Nuvifone G60 measures 4.4 inches tall by 2.3 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick and weighs 4.8 ounces, so it's not the most pocket-friendly device. Then again, you wouldn't want it too small since it doubles as an in-car GPS.
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On front, you get a 3.5-inch, 65,000-color touch screen with a 272x480-pixel resolution. It's not the sharpest display we've seen, but maps, images and text are still readable.
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Accelerometer issues

The display has a built-in accelerometer but during our testing period, there were numerous times when the screen wouldn't change orientation after we rotated the phone. It was particularly frustrating when using the device as a handheld navigator.
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Top view

On top of the device, you'll find the power button and a 2.5-millimeter headphone jack.
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The Garmin Nuvifone G60 comes packaged with an AC adapter, a USB cable, reference material, and a vehicle mount (windshield and dash) but no car charger.
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On the backside, you'll find the Garmin Nuvifone G60's 3.2-megapixel camera. While it can geotag photos, there aren't any other settings or options and it can't record video.
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Picture quality

Picture quality could have been sharper and colors a bit brighter.
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The Nuvifone G60 offers 2GB of user accessible storage and also has a microSD expansion slot.
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