Garmin Asus Nuvifone M10 review

Will fusing smartphones with sat navs make a compelling handset?

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It's exceptionally easy to make voice calls on the Garmin Asus Nüvifone M10.

From anywhere you can hit the Call button beneath the screen and you are straight into the dialer.

Garmin asus nuvifone m10 review

As you start to type either a number or the keys that correspond to someone's name, the contacts list is narrowed until eventually just the person you need is visible.

You can tap their entry to get more info about them, and decide which communications method to use, eg phone or text, and which of their numbers to use.

It's fast and efficient, but there's a problem. The screen is designed so that you can only see one shortcut at a time, making homing in a slower process than it might otherwise be.

You may prefer to use the row of buttons along the top of the screen to access favourites, call history, or even your complete contacts list.

The listings don't look very pretty, but at least the Garmin Asus Nüvifone M10 is clever enough to bring together contacts in the handset memory and on the SIM so you can pull a favourites list together pretty quickly.

Garmin asus nuvifone m10

Setting up email is a straightforward process, and in most cases all you need are your user name and password. The handset finds the rest of the information it needs over the air.

You can then choose automatic send and receive settings with frequencies ranging between every five minutes to once a day, or go for manual send and receive.

The big problem, as with messaging is that with the keyboard onscreen, in either wide or tall format, you can't see a lot of any incoming email or any reply you compose.

Garmin asus nuvifone m10

Garmin asus nuvifone m10


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory4 GB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameGarmin
Battery Talk Time8 Hour
Product ModelM10
Screen Size8.9 cm (3.5")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)138 g
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionWindows Mobile 6.5 Professional
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height58 mm
Width14 mm
Depth11 mm
Battery Standby Time600 Hour
ManufacturerGarmin, Ltd
Product Namenüvifone M10 Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number010-00886-52
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The nüvifone M10 is a full-featured smartphone that works as hard as you do. Combining the enterprise-friendly Windows Mobile platform with Garmin's proven navigation, the nüvifone M10 was designed to take you places. And with access to Windows Marketplace, you'll have hundreds of apps right at your fingertips.

Standard Memory512 MB