Windows Mobile nuvifone M20 Debuts Next Week at World Mobile Congress
Larry Dignan from ZDnet dug through the M20 specs and highlighted why maybe its not such a big deal. He points to Windows Mobile making it look like so many other devices. He’s blase about the key LBS feature called Ciao, an app that allows you to track your friends via many location-enabled social apps. It sounds like an aggregation, on the order of say FriendFeed to me. That’s useful, but should be a generic app and I suspect there’s something like it on the market already.
There’s also something called Connected Services which adds “location intelligence to navigation, phone and browser functions” including “real-time traffic information, White Pages, weather, flight status, local events, and movie times.”
The M20 is the hip version of the phone:“the sleek and colorful nüvifone M20 is designed for on-the-go professionals who want a fashionable and functional smartphone to manage their busy work and personal lives. ”
The earlier announced M60 is for “the active on-the-go user who wants an easy-to-use device and appreciates the peace of mind that comes from a device that answers common questions like “Where am I?”, “Where am I going?” and “How do I get home?”” The M60 runs Linux has has a fully embedded Garmin GPS onboard including data, POIs etc.
There’s no info yet on pricing, availability or carrier support.