Garmin is huge in the PND and GPS navigation market and Asus is a big name in computers and hardware. The two have teamed up to bring navigation enabled smartphones to market under the Garmin-Asus brand.
Garmin-Asus has announced the launch window for the Android-powered nuvifone A50 today. The handset is set to launch in Europe sometime during the first half of 2010. Pricing and availability elsewhere are unknown.
The device has a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen with a onscreen QWERTY keyboard. Storage is 4GB and can be expanded via a microSD card slot. The handset features an accelerometer, full turn-by-turn GPS navigation, 3G capability, and a 3MP camera with geotagging.