Phone Arena recently reviewed Garmin-Asus nuvifone M20, a GPS phone that can be used on AT&T and T-Mobile USA, without 3G support. This is still a global GSM phone, that runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, unlike the G60 model that relies on a Linux-based OS.



In the handset’s box there’s an extra battery, a stereo headset with microphone, a spare stylus, car charger and stand, a wall charger, case, duster and software CDs. Moving on to the design, we discover that the M20 is a compact device, easy to use with a single hand, specially because it’s a pretty small phone.

The display is a 2.8 inches screen, with a VGA native resolution and great sensitivity that will aid the stylus interaction. Too bad that there’s no light sensor on board, so you’ll have to face sunlight issues when using the phone outdoors. nuvifone M20’s interface resembles Acer Shell, but it’s not as visually appealing as that, although we really like the cool screen unlocking puzzle-like mechanism.


The search function allows the user to access navigational features and contacts, while the Home screen features all the shortcuts you need to get around quickly. Opera Mobile is also on board, doing a much better job than Internet Explorer, but still it’s not as good as Safari Mobile, just yet. Moving on the essential part of the phone, the GPS, Phone Arena finds it incredibly slow and requiring many minutes to prepare for navigation.

Find out if the entire device is a letdown or not by reading the full review here.


[via Phone Arena]

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