The latest navigation-centered device of the Garmin-Asus alliance, the nuvifone M10, is the first smartphone in India to come with Windows Mobile 6.5.3 out of the box. Reportedly, the phone is already available in a number of stores across the country. The Garmin Asus nuvifone M10 a couple of months ago and while the rest of the world is still expecting it to roll out, the phone has already started selling in India. It packs the latest (available) version of the WinMo OS and a large 3.5″ resistive touchscreen of WVGA resolution.
In India the nuvifone M10 comes with preinstalled map data (provided by Nokia’s wholly-owned subsidiary Navteq) for 62 of tthe country’s largest cities and offers turn-by-turn voice guided navigation with junction view and lane assist. The added Ciao feature allows you to check the location of your traveling friends.
The specs sheet of nuvifone M10 includes a 600MHz CPU, 512MB of RAM memory, support for HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There is also a 5-megapixel autofocus snapper as well as a 4GB internal storage on board.
The Garmin-Asus nuvifone M10 can be purchased across India for 19 990 Indian rupees (approximately 450 US dollars or 330 euros) which sounds like a fair initial price tag for a phone packing all those features.