I wonder if the alliance between Garmin and Asus will result in any other products with Garmin navigation software? It looks like the Asus R2H has a GPS in it. I wonder if Garmin Mobile PC would work with it?
Or for that matter, how about their netbooks with GPS and touchscreen. It might make a nice mobile GGS application.
Quote from the top of that page.
"ASUS recommends Windows Vista Business for Business Computing.
ASUS recommends Windows Vista Home Premium for Home Computing." Now that's scary.
I know some Vista users will disagree but Microsoft will be introducing Window 7 (beta out now, full release hopefully Nov) to replace Vista because it was so bad.
I'll be watching for reviews and opportunities for hands-on testing. It's hard to tell from the photos exactly how large the devices will be. To be convenient and effective for both phone and vehicle navigation functionality, the battery life will need to be in line with current phones, and the device will need to be thin enough to be easily carried on your person. With 3G, WiFi, and GPS capabilities, the battery life seems like the most challenging hurdle to overcome.
I currently have an HTC Touch mobile phone. It has GPS enable and I use Microsoft's Live Search which is free. It includes normal to-from navigation, Weather, Traffic, Gas Prices, normal Map View & Satellite View. Listed under About you'll find 2009 Navteq.
Asus already has marketed their own GPSr's since before the alliance.
I don't know if Garmin is actually going to share their GPS technology with them for Asus' own units.
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