One Device, Many Features

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2010-02-16 Print this article Print


The Garmin-Asus M10 runs the latest version of Windows Mobile, version 6.5.3, which features upgrades that provide access to Windows Marketplace for Mobile, offering a number of Windows phone applications for download. It sports a 3.5-inch WVGA display with a Billboard feature that displays the most important information so users can review all at one glance. A 3D Task Manager also allows users to switch between running applications. Keeping the phone responsive and the navigation smooth are 512 RAM and 512 ROM, while 4GB of Flash memory provides storage for multimedia and data.

"The Garmin-Asus M10 is our answer to people's need for work-life balance," said Benson Lin, vice president and general manager of Asus' personal mobile devices business unit, handheld business group. "The M10 runs Windows Mobile, making it the ideal smartphone for business use, while its smart navigation capabilities, comprehensive social networking features and connected services enable users to lead a truly smart lifestyle. The M10 is the phone for the new Smart3 era."

The M10 is equipped with a 1500 mAh battery for hours of uninterrupted use, as well as a full QWERTY soft keyboard, HSDPA wireless connectivity and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g). In addition, the M10 can be synched to Microsoft Exchange and is designed with location information at its core-- navigation functions are linked to frequently used applications such as calendar, contacts, e-mail, the Internet browser and messaging.

The M10 also boasts a range of social capabilities, including access to Facebook and Picasa Web Albums, as well as placing real-time information on connected services such as weather, safety cameras, traffic, flight status and fuel prices at users' fingertips. Rounding out the package is a set of advanced navigation features equivalent to a high-end Garmin n??vi navigation tool, such as lane assist with junction view that guides drivers to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit and realistically displays road signs. It also has highway mode that tells drivers the next three upcoming street exits so they can plan ahead.

"The Garmin-Asus M10 is a powerful time-saving tool that is designed for anyone who is tired of carrying numerous devices and instead wants to carry one device that gives them many of the same features found on a stand-alone phone, laptop, PND and digital camera," said Pemble. 


Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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