Garmin-Asus nüvifone M20 Now with Windows Mobile 6.5

Garmin-Asus, a co-branded alliance between Garmin Ltd. and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. announced that the
nüvifone M20—an all-in-one phone, mobile web-browser and premium
navigation system—is now available with Windows Mobile 6.5. Users will
be able to enjoy the host of improvements that Windows Mobile 6.5
provides, such as large touch-optimized icons, mobile applications via
Windows Marketplace for Mobile, and the convenient Microsoft My Phone

With Windows Mobile 6.5, the new nüvifone M20 boasts interface
improvements, such as large touch-optimized icons and a streamlined
Home screen, and comes preloaded with Facebook. In addition, users will
be able to take advantage of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Marketplace for
Mobile to easily download and install additional applications to their
M20. The Windows Marketplace offers high quality mobile applications
for free or purchase, from important business tools to popular social
networking applications such as MySpace to games. Last but not least,
the new My Phone service offers a wealth of features such as data
migration, data auto-syncing, backup and restoration, remote data
wiping, as well as viewing, syncing and sharing of photos across PC,
phone and web platforms.

Garmin-Asus has blended its signature navigation centric user
interface with Windows Mobile 6.5. "Through its innovative integration
of a phone, navigator, and browser, the nüvifone M20 is designed to
enhance the lives of consumers today," said Benson Lin, Vice President
and General Manager of the ASUS Handheld Business Group. "With Windows
Mobile 6.5, users can enjoy the same great LBS (location-based service)
features of the original nüvifone M20, but with a richer and more
rewarding user experience."

"Windows phones bring together the best of the Web, the PC and the
phone so you can connect instantly to the people and information you
care about, no matter where you are," said Stephanie Ferguson, general
manager, product management, Microsoft Corp. "The Garmin-Asus nüvifone
M20 helps people do more while on the go by combining the familiar,
easy to use software on a Windows phone with a premium navigation

The Garmin-Asus nüvifone M20 running Windows Mobile 6.5 will be
available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, India,
Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech, Turkey and other markets by the end of

Existing users of nüvifone M20 phones running Windows Mobile 6.1 are
also eligible for the free update to Windows Mobile 6.5. Details on how
to perform the update can be found on from November 11.


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