The co-branded strategic alliance between Garmin Ltd. and ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Garmin-Asus has announced its new Android-based touchscreen smartphone equipped with multiple location technologies and apps, named as Garmin-Asus nüvifone A50, which incorporates an useful Garmin navigation with turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions, aiming to enhance your location and navigation experience.

“The A50 brings premium navigation features to the Android operating system, offering users a seamless location based experience along with access to the wealth of applications that the platform affords,” commented Benson Lin, vice president and general manager for ASUS’ personal mobile devices business unit, handheld business group.

Main Features Of Garmin-Asus Nuvifone A50:

  • 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display with virtual QWERTY keyboard and finger-friendly user interface
  • 3-megapixel autofocus camera with auto geo-tagging capability
  • One-click access to Google Search by voice, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, calendar, contacts and Android Market
  • Powerful WebKit browser lets users to surf the web at quick speeds and view streaming content
  • On-device sync with Microsoft Exchange server, capable of wirelessly synchronize contacts, calendar and enterprise email
  • High-sensitivity GPS receivers with Garmin navigation experience
  • Support cityXplorer maps to let users plan and use routes that include public transit options like bus, tramway, metro and suburban rail systems
  • 4GB internal memory, accelerometer and microSD expansion slot

“Location is relevant to everything you do,” said Cliff Pemble, President and COO of Garmin. “The A50 integrates navigation and GPS functionality throughout the device, which gives customers the versatility and reliability they need as they navigate their day.”

The new Garmin-Asus nüvifone A50 smartphone is slated to hit European countries in the first half of 2010, but its price has yet to be known.