Yes, the new Garmin Nuviphone does look a lot like the iPhone but better in some ways especially the GPS part.
Will it live up to its name?
Probably, Garmin’s not known for making cellphones so we will have to see how durable and stable this phone really is over time. Then again, Apple wasn’t known for making any cellphone either.
Some of the Nuvifone’s features include Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, as well as tri-band 3.5G HSDPA data access. That said, if we do see this phone in the states, it will likely show up either on AT&T or as an unlocked phone that people can purchase and stic a T-Mobile or AT&T SIM card into. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity, and while the stats don’t go into specifics, I imagine it’s 802.11b/g. Pricing is not yet available, but the phone will be available in the fourth quarter of this year.