This is the first Android smartphone to have Garmin navigation software as an integrated feature. Users will be able to click on an address in an e-mail or text message and have the phone provide voice or on-screen turn-by-turn directions.
The Garminfone responds to voice commands, a useful feature for drivers who use the included car mount/charger. The Garminfone will also include real-time traffic, weather, and local information, along with thousands of preprogrammed destinations such as the nearest gas station. An included app called Garmin Voice Studio will allow users to record custom voice directions.
Other features include a 3-megapixel autofocus camera with digital zoom, a 3.5-inch capacitive touch display with auto day and night modes, stereo Bluetooth, a music player, MicroSD memory card expansion up to 32GB, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) short-range wireless networking, 3G cellular broadband data, and a quad-band GSM cellular radio. The radio means that the Garminfone should theoretically be usable worldwide, making it a practical travel companion. The Garminfone also has all of the other features one would expect of an Android 1.6 smartphone: access to the Android Market with downloadable apps, an e-mail client (with POP, IMAP, and Microsoft Exchange support), an HTML Web browser, and integrated Google voice search.