Garminfone Finally Gets It Right

 
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Nuvi 2460LMT

i dont get it. my samsung

i dont get it. my samsung i8510 does the same thing as do any smartphones running gmobile XT.
plus i can do 8Mpx pictures which the gfone cant.

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GPS Models : 60CSX w/2GB Kingston (stolen), 32GB Samsung INNOV8 with Garmin Mobile XT(8GB), NUVI 760 w/16GB PSF16GSDHC6 (DIED in 30 days), V (died), Nokia N8 with Garmin Mobile XT(48GB), Blackberry Torch with Google Maps.

It won't be right

Until it's not limited to GSM networks.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

is it a real problem?

kch50428 wrote:

Until it's not limited to GSM networks.

I don't see the problem. 80% of the global mobile market uses GSM and is used by over 3 billion people in 212 countries.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

yeah, it's a problem

When you live in North Iowa, where GSM networks suck.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

GSM

Adopting the GSM standard was the best thing I've ever done, when it comes to a cell phone.

I have 3 different phones, and they're all unlocked. Slide in a prepaid sim from any network, anywhere in the world, and you have a phone. No more paying for ESN swaps ever again. And, because it is the de facto world standard, there are no hardware issues. The same can't be said for CDMA.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Maybe they'll get it righter

With a 4g - LTE NuviPhone...

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

looks good

looks good and i love the extra features that it has over the xt for smartphones

what features are those ? i

what features are those ? i have google local search, google maps, pois with additional categories and 8GB of world maps on my gmobile xt.

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GPS Models : 60CSX w/2GB Kingston (stolen), 32GB Samsung INNOV8 with Garmin Mobile XT(8GB), NUVI 760 w/16GB PSF16GSDHC6 (DIED in 30 days), V (died), Nokia N8 with Garmin Mobile XT(48GB), Blackberry Torch with Google Maps.

Very cool, I love Android.

Very cool, I love Android.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Garminfone

I look forward to seeing the reviews when this is available. I have Garmin Mobile XT, but I use my Garmin Nuvifone G60 now. One of the huge features for me was spoken street names. I also really like the
YellowPages.com feature.

Am I missing something? Does

Am I missing something? Does the Garminfone, or the G60 with AT&T, require a cell signal to use the navigation features? I thought these phones had a "Stand Alone' GPS that would work regardless of having a cell signal or not. Can someone set me straight??

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nüvi 680, 265t, 295W, iFinder H2o

Garmin Nuvifone g60

I have a Garmin Nuvifone G60, that is carrier subsidy unlocked, and I use it on T-Mobile. The GPS works completely independent of cell signals. I was in a very rural area this weekend ATVing and the G60 worked just fine and I was miles away from the nearest cell tower signal.

Looking forward to it

I hope the reviews are really good when this comes out. I have can upgrade in November and this is on the shortlist of phones to get.

well Jim, ask & you shall recieve.

Jim1348 wrote:

I look forward to seeing the reviews when this is available. I have Garmin Mobile XT, but I use my Garmin Nuvifone G60 now. One of the huge features for me was spoken street names. I also really like the
YellowPages.com feature.

A pretty deep review from PhoneScoop.

http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=369

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

mmm - nice review indeed

Now all I need, is to find it here in France - and take it on a test ride smile

Test-riding a GSM, how funny is that ?

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

T-Mobile Garminfone review - is this the best GPS unit ever crea

Looks Good to Me -

Thanks for the information and link.

I'm going to watch for it.

It's available now at

And me!

I'm going to look for it too.

Miki

Garminfone $449.99

Somebody of Howard Forums graciously posted this:

"I sent an email to the Garmin retail store in Chicago. They have the Garminfone in stock for $449.99 (Amazon is $509.99, Radio Shack is $515).

Not only does the Garmin Chicago store feature a complete range of units and accessories, but you can place your order by phone too.

Order by phone: 312.787.3221
chiphoneorder@garmin.com

Shipping and Handling
7 - 10 days: $10.50
3 - 4 days: $20.50
2 - 3 days: $30.50
Signature required for delivery
Shipping cut-off time is 2:00 PM"

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Jim1348 wrote:

Shipping cut-off time is 2:00 PM"

LOL. I love how they included this line. Like the units are flying out the door.

Doesn't that mean it'll be

Doesn't that mean it'll be shipped out on the same day if order is placed before 2:00 PM?

Yep

chewbacca wrote:

Doesn't that mean it'll be shipped out on the same day if order is placed before 2:00 PM?

That's what it means.

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

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chewbacca wrote:

Doesn't that mean it'll be shipped out on the same day if order is placed before 2:00 PM?

Yes. But I find it funny that they feel the need to specify the cut-off time. As if people are actually chomping at the bit to get the thing the next day.

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Hey, those who want it ARE chomping at the bit - look at what it costs and realize that it means a substantial investment when compared to other devices you could buy;

Creating desire and offering to fulfill that desire (instant gratification) are two of the main factors for successful marketing.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

I GOT MINE @ COSTCO!!

bramfrank wrote:

Hey, those who want it ARE chomping at the bit - look at what it costs and realize that it means a substantial investment when compared to other devices you could buy;

Creating desire and offering to fulfill that desire (instant gratification) are two of the main factors for successful marketing.

I got mine @ Costco with the 2year plan from TMobile and I payed $150.00 + taxes (of course, I would need to make the monthly payments to T Mobile)