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Garmin-Asus to Launch Android Smartphone in India [Your Phone is a Navigator]

Even though Garmin is revisiting its smartphone strategy worldwide (and might reevaluate the decision to stay in the smartphone market), Garmin-ASUS (a JV between Garmin and AsusteK Computer) will very soon launch its Android device in India.

Running on Android 2.1, the device will have GPS navigation capabilities and offer features similar to other smartphones (i.e. support for social networks etc).

The product (most likely Garmin-Asus A10) will have 4GB internal storage, 5MP camera and a built-in PoI database as well (the expected price of the device is between Rs. 20,000-22,000).

An interesting development and if it goes well, expect the likes of MapMyIndia to revisit their *stand alone* PND strategy as well.

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