Garmin Asus launches A10 , its first Android Navigation phone
This phone boasts on features like “Geotagging” wherein a geotagged photo can be sent to friends who can then initiate navigation to the location by simply clicking on it. It also supports services like Ciao, Flight Status, Currency convertor and Weather Updates.Detailed maps are preloaded on the A10 so that users do not have to pay and wait for third party maps to download from a server, nor will they lose their turn-by-turn, voice-prompted navigation if they are out of cell phone coverage. The A10 also features pedestrian navigation functionality and an electronic compass, making it ideal for city navigation. There is also a feature named “Walking Mode”, where pedestrian navigation on the A10 is free of charge to use. The A10 can be readily used in used as it comes with a audio mount that magnifies the volume of the handset’s voice commands. The car mount automatically switches the A10 to hands-free mode when the phone is docked and records the final GPS location when the phone is removed, enabling users to home in on their parking locations with ease. The car mount features will be sold separately.Once mounted, the car mount will recharge the phone automatically. A built-in speaker of car mount amplifies the volume of calls and of sounds from the handset.
The A10 integrates Google mobile services with one-click access to Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, calendar, contacts and Android Market, where users can find thousands of applications to expand and personalize their phone to fit their lifestyles. 510 MB of memory is dedicated exclusively to applications.
The Garmin-Asus A10 will be offered in major metro cities including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata at INR 18,990.
Specification of Garmin Asus A 10 :
HSDPA DL:7.2Mbps UL: 384Kpbs,UMTS 900/ 2100
Android 2.1 (Eclair) ; Upgradable to Android 2.2 Froyo platform
Qualcomm 7227 600MHz
512 MB SDRAM + 512MB ROM, 4GB eMMC Flash
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, USB v2.0, WLAN 802.11b+g
Qualcomm GPSOne–Gen7 (AGPS supported)
3.2 HVGA TFT with capacitive touch , 65Kcolors
5 megapixel, Auto Focus
microSD (supports SDHC, up to 32GB)
HTTP / Google browser
SMS / MMS / Email / Push email
Video Playback: MPEG4/H.264/H.263/WMV @ 30fps VGA
Video Recording: MPEG4/H.263 @ 30fps QVGA
Mp3/mpeg4/wma/aac, aac+, aac+/wav/midi/ogg/3.5mm earphone jack
Point of Interests (PoI)
1.5 million PoIs across 65 cities .