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Garmin mulling smartphone market exit report

GPS terminal maker Garmin is considering axing its smartphone unit, stating that its existing nuvifone-branded devices have so far failed to meet the company’s expectations, Reuters reports.

Netbook shipments grow 79% in 2009

Strategy Analytics claims that netbook vendors shipped 30.2 million units worldwide during 2009, as global volumes grew 79 percent annually. Top vendors in 2009 were Acer, Asus, HP, and Dell.

Sprint unveils WiMAX products at US demo day

US operator Sprint yesterday held a demo day in Baltimore to celebrate the launch of its Xohm WiMAX network in the city and provide details on device availability now that the first laptop computers with embedded WiMAX connectivity have gone on sale

Asus goes for speed

Taiwanese device vendor Asus has launched a Windows Mobile-based smartphone that it claims has the fastest processor in the world.

Garmin, Asus show off jointly developed Nuvifone

Garmin and Asus have shown off their jointly developed Nuvifones at CommunicAsia in Singapore. Details of pricing and availability will be published in the second half of 2009, according to Telecompaper.