Windows-based Nuvifone launched in Taiwan

Windows-based Nuvifone launched in Taiwan
Garmin-ASUS joint-venture officially launched yesterday its first Smartphone on Chunghwa telecom’s network in Taiwan. The 'Nuvifone M20' has a 2.8-inch touch screen and runs Windows Mobile operating system. Chunghwa is the largest wireless carrier in Taiwan with around 9 million mobile subscribers.

ASUS expects to enter the Chinese market with Nuvifone before the end of the year through retail channels. The Taiwanese company expects to sell 1 million Nuvifone in 2010.

Coming to AT&T in the US?
Earlier this month Garmin’s COO Cliff Pemble stated during a conference call with financial analysts: “In the United States, the G60 is currently in carrier field testing in anticipation of a Q4 launch. The G60 and M20 will be available in parts of Europe during the back-half of the year. As we’ve said before, we will provide additional details as we near the launch date.”

AT&T would be the wireless carrier in the United States according to ASUS sources quoted by several journalists attending the Nuvifone launch in Taiwan yesterday.

Thursday, August 20th 2009

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