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Re: Garmin Takes a New Tack With Linux-Based Nav Phone
Posted by: Katherine Noyes 2009-10-03 06:16:52
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After nearly two years of anticipation, Garmin and AT&T announced Tuesday that the long-awaited Garmin Nuvifone G60 will become available in the United States starting Oct. 4. Billed as "the navigation phone" for its integration of phone capabilities with GPS functionality, the Linux-based device will be sold online and in AT&T stores for $299, after a $100 mail-in rebate. A two-year service agreement with AT&T is required. The Nuvifone G60 offers the same core features as a high-end Garmin Nuvi device and comes preloaded with maps.

Posted by: pogson 2009-10-03 06:25:57 In reply to: Katherine Noyes
It seems Garmin also gets the GPL. They include source code at http://developer.garmin.com/linux/

"propietary build of Mobil Linux" could be expanded a bit. It may be that some parts of the distributed binary code are proprietary and some are FLOSS/GPL. The source code download is 332 MB, much more than just the kernel... I haven't poked around in the download.

It sounds like a good product. If only I weren't cell-phone averse I might buy one. I could use a new GPS device though if they produce one that runs GNU/Linux.
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