updated 03:40 pm EDT, Wed May 26, 2010
T-Mobile commits to Garmin Android phone ship date
T-Mobile this afternoon locked in the launch details of the Garminfone. It should reach stores on June 9, a week later than some rumors had suggested. The Android mapping phone unveiled back in April will cost $200 when attached to a two-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate.
The device is Garmin's first true smartphone for the US and layers a nuvi-like interface on top of Google's mobile OS, bringing along spoken turn-by-turn directions and offline maps. As a phone it represents a strictly average device with a 3-megapixel camera, 3G and Wi-Fi but comes outfitted with a car dashboard mount.