When the new broadcasters broke off into being their usual dramatic selves and informed us with the breaking news that the T mobile GarminPhone hasn’t been doing well in the market, no one was shocked. It was as if it was expected to flunk, plummet in the market. It’s become transparent that no one wants a relatively limited GPS centric handset, even if it might be running on the Android technology.
On your TV screens, in advertisements or on the paper the GarminPhone will sweep you off your feet with its sleek snazzy looks. But the features that they offer are quite modest to say the least. The model sports a 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen, 3-megapixel camera with no flash, 3G, Wi-Fi and a microSD slot. These features are all there and much better in the other smartphones such as the Motorola Milestone so this GarminPhone doesn’t really offer anything new or groundbreaking.
But it does provide with a sleek new feature, which enables its users to give away their own navigational device and rely on the GarminPhone navigational facilities. Before its release there was a lot of talk about the classy navigational features and a lot of din was made by the retail shopkeepers, but since its launch not a very many shops have shown a lot of interest in marketing the product realizing that navigational technology installment inside a smartphone didn’t make it a cut above the rest.
The main reasons why the GarminPhone couldn’t bite into the market were because people were already using the Android 2.0 ( Google Nexus One Unlocked ) technology, which allowed for Google navigation which is a free turn by turn navigational facility. Though the disadvantage of Google is that it doesn’t work without cell connectivity but most users are comfortable with it and it would take a lot more work from the GarminPhone makers to get themselves some share of customers.