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Android navigation sends GPS stocks into freefall

Shares in leading GPS makers such as Garmin and TomTom plunged yesterday following news that Google is to include a navigation application as part of its new mobile operating system, Android 2.0.

Garmin to debut smartphone in Asia

GPS-maker Garmin will launch its long-awaited new smartphone in Asia within the next month, the company noted at its annual meeting late last week.

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.

AT&T to carry first Garmin phone

Garmin’s nuvifone, a combination mobile phone and navigation device, is finally going on sale in the US after lengthy delays. AT&T will begin selling the nuvifone G60 on an exclusive basis beginning 4 October at AT&T stores and online. The device will sell for US$299 with a two-year agreement and US$100 mail-in rebate.