Garmin and AT&T have announced the launch of the new Garmin Nuvifone G60 navigation phone, which claims as the only 3G phone to fully integrate the world’s best selling GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile web, offering users the same core great features and user experience as a high-end Garmin nuvi aimed to deliver the easy-to-use, advanced and intuitive navigation experience.

Nuvifone G60

“Personal navigation devices are already all about mobility and taking the Garmin experience everywhere as your mobile phone is truly compelling for customers who travel often,” commented Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We expect the nuvifone to be the guide for local restaurants, the least-expensive gas and the nearest coffee shop for many customers.”

Features Of Garmin Nuvifone G60:

  • 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus and geo-tagging capability
  • 3.55-inch anti-glare resistive WQVGA (272 x 480 pixels) touchscreen with 65K colors
  • Large screen with portrait and landscape view of each screen and virtual QWERTY keyboard on touchscreen
  • Comes preloaded with maps and millions of points of interest (POIs) for North America
  • Voice prompted turn-by-turn directions that speaks street names to millions of destinations
  • “Where am I?” safety feature displays users’ current address and nearest police, hospital and fuel services in one click
  • Real GPS receiver with Garmin’s HotFix technology and assisted GPS provide reliable location information in the most challenging conditions
  • Ciao! Location-based Social Networking platform that integrates compatible social networks into 1 easy-to-use interface
  • Garmin Locate helps users remember where they parked by automatically marking their position while they remove it from the car
  • Free access to AT&T’s Yellow Pages, flight status and converter
  • Desktop web experience with full HTML browser
  • Mobile e-mail like Hotmail, Gmail, AOL mail, POP3 and IMAP
  • 4GB internal memory plus MicroSD memory slot expandable up to 16GB
  • Talk time: Up to 4 hours ; Standby time: Up to 250 hours

“The nuvifone weaves location into nearly every facet of its functionality making it ideal for people who depend on location to navigate everyday life,” said Cliff Pemble, president and COO of Garmin. “The nuvifone has Garmin’s easy-to-use interface, so navigating to a meeting directly from its calendar or contacts pages, or geotagging an email or photograph with a location stamp, is intuitive, useful and fun.”

Garmin Nuvifone G60 navigation phone which measures 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.57 inches and weighs just 4.8 ounces (battery included) is scheduled to hit AT&T stores starting October 4, 2009 for $299, after $100 mail-in-rebate and 2-year service contract. Furthermore, Nuvifone Premium Connected Services that includes traffic updates, white pages, weather, movie, local events and fuel prices are available for $5.99 per month after a 30-day trial.