Garmin Nuvifone Get’s Groped – Hands on
The peopleÂ over atÂ Laptop Magazine have not onlyÂ managed to get all over theÂ Garmin NuvifoneÂ prototype they’ve rubbed our noses in it and posted vids and pics aplenty (links at bottom).
The good thing for us lot is that we can see the UI in action :0)
They say that the screen is nice and big, and the User Interface appears to be very GPS-centric.
On using the QWERTY keypadÂ they reported it asÂ “spacious enough” and uses an “auto-complete dictionary” (predictive text).
The mainÂ pageÂ is pretty wellÂ set out withÂ a row of icons for calling, searching, and mapping, and finger swipes stream them across the screen.Â Smooooooth.
On theÂ device thatÂ was tested the applications seem to be SMS, Google Search, email and media player.
ApparentlyÂ some apps didn’t load properly and some of the display units were frozen inÂ a borkedÂ limbo state.
But, as I said earlier, this is a prototype version and I’m sure (hope) that Garmin will have sorted all this out before the release in the 4th quarter of the year.
Still unsure that the $500 price tag is fixed or that it shall also be available in white.
Laptop Blog – Handson With NuviÂ
Laptop Blog UI Action Vid