Garmin enters 3.5G handset business

GPS manufacturer Garmin International has entered the mobile-phone market through the introduction of nuvifone, an all-in-one touchscreen device that combines a mobile web browser and personal navigator. The nuvifone integrates 3.5G technology (I'm guessing HSDPA) with an internet browser, data connectivity, personal messaging and personal navigation functions.

The built-in camera allows users to take a picture that will automatically be tagged with the exact latitude and longitude reference of where the image was taken. The user may then save the image so they can navigate back to the location, or email the image to a recipient who can navigate directly to the location. The nuvifone also provides direct access to millions of geo-located landmark and sightseeing photographs available through Google's Panoramio picture sharing site.

For more about Garmin's new mobile device:
- check out this release