The Garmin Asus M10 was launched before MWC 2010 and now it’s quickly made it’s way onto Indian shores. For those of you who have not heard about it , the M10 is a full-touchscreen Windows Mobile phone with a focus on Navigation . It comes with preloaded maps for India and voice guidance is available in both Hindi and English.
- 3.5-inch WVGA display and a finger-friendly user interface.
- Billboard feature
- 3D Task Manager
- 512MB RAM and 512 MB ROM
- 4GB of Flash memory
- 1500 mAh battery
- HSDPA wireless connectivity and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
- Microsoft Exchange support for contacts, calendars and emails
- Click and Go Navigation
- Facebook and Picasa integration
- 5 Megapixel Camera with Geotagging
Regarding the navigation aspect of the phone , the company has said that this phone has the advanced navigation features present in a dedicated Garmin GPS devices.
The phone also comes with a powered cradle and windshield mount in some regions.
Describing the features of the M10, Mr. John Chen, Business Head – Mobile Communication Business, ASUS India said, “The Garmin-Asus M10 is our answer to people’s need for a balance in the hectic Indian work-life scenario. The M10 runs on Windows Mobile, making it the ideal smartphone for business use, while its smart navigation capabilities, comprehensive social networking features and connected services enable users to lead a truly smart lifestyle. As such we believe that the Garmin-Asus M10 is the phone for the new Smart3 era. It is the ideal and powerful time-saving tool that is designed for anyone who is tired of carrying numerous devices and instead wants to carry one device that gives them many of the same features found on a stand-alone phone, laptop, PND and digital camera.”
“We are pleased to have worked closely with Microsoft to bring to market Windows phones based on the latest version of Windows phone today and look forward to our work bringing more Windows phones to market in the future.” John added.
On a interesting note , Garmin-Asus M10 is the first device running Windows Mobile 6.5.3 to be available in India. Tthe HTC HD mini and Sony Ericsson Aspen have still not been released in India
Garmin-Asus M10 Availability and Price
The phone was unveiled in India recently by Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin and Mr. John Chen – Business Head Mobile Communications, Asus India.Also present on the occasion was Mr. Rajat Tandon, Director – Sales, Navteq and Mr. Guneet Singh, Lead – Integrated Marketing and Communications Microsoft.
The Garmin-Asus M10 will be soon available in select cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune at a retail price of Rs.19,990