Singapore, 24 March 2010 — Garmin-Asus, a co-branded alliance between Garmin and ASUS, has announced the Garmin-ASUS M10, a full-touch, all-in-one smart phone powered by Tele Atlas maps solutions and Windows Mobile 6.5.3, from Microsoft Corp.
‘Click and Go’ Smart Navigation
The M10 comes with advanced navigation features equivalent to a high-end Garmin 1460 portable navigation device (PND) to provide accurate turn-by-turn directions and ensuring drivers have the exact location of thousands of points of interest (POIs) that make it easier to find the nearest hotels, stores, petrol stations, restaurants and more. The M10 also comes with advanced display features such as 2D City Maps, text to speech, lane guidance and junction view information, which provide richer maps to more closely reflect end users’ surroundings, help guide drivers to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit and realistically displays road signs.
A Premium Smart Phone
The M10 has a sleek design with a 3.5-inch WVGA display and a finger-friendly user interface. The Billboard feature displays the most important information so users can review all at one glance. An intuitive 3D Task Manager also allows users to switch easily between running applications. Keeping the phone responsive and the navigation smooth are 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM, while 4GB eMMC Flash memory provides ample storage for multimedia and data.
The M10 is equipped with a full QWERTY soft keyboard, 5-megapixel camera, HSDPA wireless connectivity and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) ensure that messages are sent and received quickly.
Ushering in a Smart Lifestyle
The Garmin-Asus M10 boasts a range of social capabilities, including access to Facebook and Picasa Web Albums. It also comes with an easy to use click & search function along with real-time information when connected such as restaurant guide, weather, transit, movie times, flight status and more at users’ fingertips.
Availability: 27 March 2010, Singapore, via M1 and StarHub, and all authorized resellers
Retail Price: S$638 (including GST)
Consumers who purchase a Garmin-M10 smart phone between 27 Mar to 2 May 2010 are entitled to buy a car kit at a discounted price of S$65. The car kit retails at S$78.