When Garmin-Asus Garminfone was announced for T-Mobile in May this year, there were doubts whether the phone will be a success. This is because, the device was not really value for money since it offered pretty standard smartphone features along with Garmin’s GPS navigation functionalities on a handset that was already equipped with Android’s turn-by-turn GPS navigation system.
It now appears that the phone has not done well indeed. T-Mobile has now announced that the price of the Garminfone has now been slashed. The carrier now offers a subsidy of $270 besides another $50 for web-only discount which means you may now purchase the T-Mobile Garminfone at $129.99.
This GPS enabled Android smartphone will provide you with
- Voice-guided and on-screen directions
- Real-time traffic, weather and gas prices
- Thousands of Android apps
- Personal and work e-mail, IM, and text messaging
At $130, the device is quite a bargain and it will be interesting to see if the sales pick up from here. What do you think?