Garmin-Asus Android smartphone to be showcased at Mobile World Congress; 5 new models in the offing

January 21, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


The upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair will see a new offering from the Garmin-Asustek combo being showcased. The team up between Garmin and Asus seems to have yielded a product in the form of a new Smartphone and it will run Android. This model, in fact, will be the combo’s first ever Android-powered Smartphone.

And, as if that is not enough, the team is also aiming for more. That’s what we learn.  Going by what Benson Lin, president of Asustek’s handheld device business unit, has to say, the Garmin-Asustek team will also unveil at least five new Windows Mobile or Android phones in 2010. The combo is aiming at total shipments of one million units. Isn’t that a fascinating number? We are anyways looking forward to the Mobile World Congress that is waiting for the curtains to go up. We do not have many specifications as to what the new Garmion-Asus model would be like. All we have managed to fish out is that it would be Android powered. We will come back with more on that later on.

Apart from the Android mobile, Asus is also lining up the launch of its much anticipated Windows Mobile 6.5.3-based smartphone at the Mobile World Congress. Christened the M10, the handset will come powered by a Qualcomm 7224 600MHz processor. Asus is said to have equipped the M10 handset with a 3.5-inch WVGA resistive touch panel and a 5-megapixel camera. GPS functionality comes as an addition. Asus will sell the M10 in Taiwan starting February for a price of NT$13,900 (US$434.4).

(Via DigiTimes)

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