T-Mobile Garminfone Arrives June 9th

T-Mobile has formally announced the Android-powered Garminfone officially ready to navigate your life June 9th. The very first Android powered Garmin navigation device will be available for $199.99 after a $50 mail in rebate.

To help promote this launch, T-Mobile has announced a two-week sweepstakes where Twitter users will be able to win one of five Garminfones.

“The T-Mobile Garminfone Navigate Your Life Sweepstakes will launch at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time today on T-Mobile’s Twitter account, giving Twitter users the opportunity to win one of five Garminfones. To enter, Twitter users must follow @TMobile_USA and are encouraged to tweet their most interesting story about getting lost without a GPS device. Entries must use the hashtag #needgarminfone. The deadline for entries is 11:59 a.m. on June 9. Official Rules are at http://ow.ly/1PPFr.”

And hey, don’t forget to follow @TmoNews on twitter!

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  • badaphooko01

    Yawn! Let’s see if they can even sell 100 of these.

  • DannyAg

    Story about getting lost in 140 chars!?!? (- #needgarminfone), if someone can do it, surely deserves a free phone.

  • bm

    Yawn………….another overpriced, low level, lackluster phone offering from T-Mobile!

  • derrickps3

    what the hell is this phone???? its ugly, and will it have 2.1????????

  • JBLmobileG1

    I dont think this phone will sell too great at the price they are selling it at…. $150 would have been better. However its a great start for new Android users even though it will be missing lots of things that can take advantage of Android. Honestly… its mainly geared toward anyone who drives a lot and uses a GPS anyways. Its an all in one traveling device. Even with the basic Android its still better than its own O/S system because you can still download apps etc. which many can come in handy when out and about and on the road. I still say it needed a regular headphone jack with a higher version of Android… not to mention a better camera with at least a flash on it.

  • Alex

    Decent device that will carve out its niche amongst folks that drive, lots.

  • justsomeguy

    This phone is generating as much excitement as a trip to the dentist for a root canal.

  • Green Robot

    T-Mobile Garminfone arrives on June 9th…., and the news about it generates all of 8 comments on the T-Mobile fan/news site most of them negative. As I said, this is going to be one of the most spectacular T-Mobile failures in recent years.

  • Green Robot

    T-Mobile Garminfone arrives on June 9th…., and the news about it generates all of 8 comments on the T-Mobile fan/news site, most of them negative. As I said, this is going to be one of the most spectacular T-Mobile failures in recent years.

  • G333NJ

    LMFAO……………..why the hell would anyone want this ?

  • RockTripod

    Let me get some correct facts out there regarding this phone. T-Mo is flat-out asking too much for it, but it is surprisingly nice. The CPU is the same as the Slide’s, the screen is great, and the GPS software is second to none. My only gripe on it was the bizarre Garmin home screen, which is quickly alleviated with a home replacement app. Then you have a normal looking Android phone, with a nice screen and CPU, and top of the line GPS. The price and camera quality are my only real gripes. I wouldn’t be ashamed to use this phone.

  • Memograph

    I played with this phone. It is upgradable Android with garmin gps. I will buy this over HTC HD2 because it is Android.

  • Tony

    I just played with this phone in the store. It was surprisingly better than I thought. The build quality felt good, and the browser was multitouch enabled. Yes, the Garmin interface is different from stock Android. However, it’s not bad for what it is…a GPS unit that also happens to be an Android phone.

    I think that this phone would be a steal at $199 if they allowed it to use T-Zones/Web2Go instead of the full smartphone package (like the Nokia Nuron). That wouldn’t be a bad idea since the Garmin GPS doesn’t use data as the maps are preloaded.