Garmin NuviPhone - Set to Compete with the iPhone

psylichon

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Competition is good.

This will be competition. Anyone who says that doesn't look attractive isn't being honest with themselves.
 
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My Garnin Nuvi 680 already pairs with my iPhone so I can make calls right from the GPS screen. I also get my contacts and I get the option to ignore or answer the call just like they show on that screen. It will be a nice phone for sure but I already have two 680 GPS units and 2 iPhones. I don't need anything else.
 

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I know this thread will bring out the "lovers" and the "haters", of which I am neither....

... but I must say, I do miss a matte finish in my phone. Shiny is impressive upon first glance, but matte finish looks best over the lifetime of the phone, and it's much easier to hold on to.
 

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This is the best 'copy' yet. Nicely done, not created in haste like the Voyager.
Which is a total piece of junk. I went into the Verizon store with my girlfriend, because she has Verizon, and pulled out my iPhone and as soon as I did there were the customer assistant people from the Verizon store walking up to me saying "Oh, is that the iPhone?". I actually got to talk to the actual head guy at the Verizon guy at the store and after I showed him all of the available features for the iPhone he leaned into me and said, "To be completely honest with you, our new phone the voyager or whatever it's called, has absolutely nothing on the iPhone." And I actually had some people saying they were going to switch from Verizon to AT&T just because they had seen what the phone can do haha.

It was totally awesome.

iCreep.
 

KeKe

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the phone is probably the best copy I've seen but I personally think the look of the phone isn't all that :/
 

chris

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I've only looked at it briefly, but Garmin will bring big time GPS experience to the table. I had a Garmin Nuvi 650 and it was pretty awesome. This announcement will just light a fire under Apple to offer a complimentary GPS product. Wasn't there a rumored Garmin GPS accessory not so long ago?
 

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I've only looked at it briefly, but Garmin will bring big time GPS experience to the table. I had a Garmin Nuvi 650 and it was pretty awesome. This announcement will just light a fire under Apple to offer a complimentary GPS product. Wasn't there a rumored Garmin GPS accessory not so long ago?
I will have to look back at threads but there was a company, not Garmin, that was supposed to release a GPS device that plugged into the 30-pin bottom the phone. I don't recall if it used a jailbroken phone or if if even mentioned it.

As for this Garmin, I will be looking into it. I would need to see how the phone part works, which is my major gripe on the iPhone. Frankly I am getting tired of the ATT/iPhone combo for phone service - highly unreliable. Features on the iPhone are alright, the release of the SDK and what comes of that will determine if I cancel my iPhone plan.

The thing with the Voyager is that, while selling like hotcakes, is very cheap feeling. If I never picked up the iPhone I wonder if I would have felt that way as the iPhone has always felt very solid on hand (other then the occasional fear that I will drop it which I never felt with a phone before). The voyager is also locked into the software from Verizon which is something I really hate about them, even though in my experience the phone service from the in Salt Lake City is vastly superior to ATT.
 

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i already have a tom-tom one GPS so this phone serves no purpose to me
i guess its good for people without a gps though
but still id rather iPhone -gps then this
 

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It's a really good thing this wasn't announced before I bought my phone last month, it probably would have made me wait. That phone is just about the perfect phone...I didn't look closely enough, so I didn't notice if it had anything to compete with the iPod portion of the the iPhone.
Like iCafe states, I'd rather have an iPhone with the same type of GPS software. With any luck this will spur Apple to get GPS into the next gen phone and/or offer a GPS add-on.