Looks like the Garmin-Asus intends to cover wider ground with a couple of smartphone releases that span across two operating systems, the Android-powered nuvifone A50 as well as the Windows Mobile running M10. The latter is a full-touch, all-in-one smartphone which will run on the most updated version of Windows Mobile – we’re talking about Windows Mobile 6.5.3 here, making it the second officially released smartphone to do so after the Sony Ericsson Aspen. The M10 will be able to keep professionals connected at all times with their business and personal contacts via email, calendar and Instant Messaging, apart from relying on preloaded mobile navigation from Garmin to help you get around unfamiliar territory whenever you are out of town. As with the nuvifone A50, you too can find the M10 in action at the Garmin-Asus exhibit at MWC 2010.
Hardware wise, the Garmin-Asus M10 does not look likely to disappoint anyone who wants a powerful, portable device. After all, it does come with a 3.5″ WVGA display alongside a finger-friendly user interface, while the Billboard feature shows off the most important information for one to access it in a snap with but a simple glance. Apart from that, an intuitive 3D Task Manager also enables users to switch between running applications easily. Underneath the hood will also lie 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM, 4GB of internal flash memory as well as a full QWERTY soft keyboard to help you get those text messages as well as urgent emails out in a juffy. Equipped with a 1500 mAh battery that provides hours of uninterrupted use, the M10 also comes with HSDPA wireless connectivity and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) support. Needless to say, with this being a Windows Mobile product, the M10 is able to synchronize to Microsoft Exchange.
It will hit the market in Asia and Europe the same time as the nuvifone A50, which is sometime in the first half of the year. Too bad pricing details have yet to be revealed, so we’re left guessing.