This phone was originally due to be made available by Garmin late last year. Then Garmin announced it would be delayed until the first half of this year. Well, now, it’s been delayed even further, and it’s now not likely to appear on sale until Q3 this year. This is interesting, as the device was clearly on show at the recentin Birmingham, whereas the 550 wasn’t anywhere to be seen.
As we’ve seen in years gone past with both Symbian and Windows Mobile devices from various manufacturers, we suspect it’s the interaction between the device and the GSM phone element that’s delaying them. Of course, if they keep delaying it much more, they will have released an Android based phone by then (along with the Windows Mobile based M20 which isn’t so delayed (yet!).
More news on availability and pricing as and when Garmin finally get this device on sale.