The "1-Minute" Review
Ever struggle to get your Google Maps to provide real-time location data? Frustrated over a cumbersome GPS interface? Having trouble getting dates?
Well, the Garmin Asus A50 is a unique player in a crowded cell phone market, offering a full frontal assault of simple, intuitive GPS navigation and overall GPS-phone integration. This Android-based smartphone is about getting places, going places and never losing your way. In fact, if you have one of these phones and actually DO get lost, don’t tell anyone. You’ll NEVER live it down.
The Garmin Asus offers a large 3.5 inch touchscreen display, HSDPA 3G capability, Bluetooth, WiFi, and pre-loaded maps! Toss in an 3MP camera with geo-tagging (lets folks know where the photo was taken) and video record, and it’s safe to say Garmin means business.
The Garmin Asus is all about Location Based Services (LBS). It’s what beats at the core of this phone. The Garmin-Asus is a quality phone that offers folks a deeper look into what is possible when LBS is central to the operating system of a cell phone.
Though a newcomer to this market, the concept is a comfortable one, since the whole idea of having a cell phone is about freedom and mobility. More recently, it’s also about social networking, and to that end the Garmin Asus provides Ciao!, a fun and easy-to-use social networking app with an LBS/GPS focus.
Kudos to Garmin for breathing fresh air into a feature-focused market of calendars and to-do lists, alarm clocks and clever ringtones. The Garmin-Asus will get you where you need to go.
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Asus released the Garmin-Garminfone A50 on June 16, 2010.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Garmin-Asus Garminfone A50 user manual here.
Asus backs up the Garmin-Garminfone A50 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Garmin-Garminfone A50 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Asus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Asus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.