Garmin-Asus today announced the Garmin-Asus nüvifone A50, a touchscreen Android-powered smartphone with multiple location technologies and apps. It includes Garmin navigation with turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions for use in a car or while walking. Location features are designed into virtually every function including email, text messaging, and photos. The A50 has a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display, QWERTY touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera, 4GB internal storage, an expandable microSD card slot, and accelerometer. It integrates Google mobile services with one-click access to Google Search by voice, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, calendar, contacts and Android Market.
It also includes on-device sync with Microsoft Exchange server, with the ability to wirelessly synchronize contacts, calendar and enterprise email. The device receives its location information from multiple sources including satellite, network-based and terrestrial sources. Garmin navigation is included and preloaded on the A50. It is expected to be available in the first half of 2010. No word on the price yet.