The Garmin-Asus launch was held at The Curve just yesterday, introducing also the nüvifone G60 and M20 Navigation Phone. Did I say the launch was at The Curve? Well, sort of.
You see, I thought it was really to be held at the hotel. Perhaps a room some where that they didn’t tell us, but I was in for a surprise that the event was to be held on a COACH (ok, some of you prefer to call them BUS) – I thought it was a fantastic idea, the best way to show how the GPS on the phone works. 🙂
Ok, so my place wasn’t all that good. Quite far from the TV it seems. Here’s my ticket for that short ride to Midvalley area and back to The Curve.
Ms Fei Yen [Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia Sales Dept.] gave a short speech before the coach went full-throttle.
This was followed by Mr Li Huai Pin [Specialist-Channel Management], showing us how the phone works as we make our cross-town journey. The visuals were on the TV, although it’s far from doing any good but I did manage to catch a glimpse of how it works.
After that, some testimonials from Mr Pietro Felix [Celebrity DJ] and Mr Bernard Hiew [TV Host] on the nüvifone – I have no idea la what model they using, bus so loud how to hear in detail? Can la a bit a bit here and there but tarak dapat.
The final speech was by Mr Darren Mah [General Manager, PhoneStar Communication] – again, sorry la I can’t hear what it was about. Seated so far back, refer to my 1st pic please!
I’m not kidding you guys, those other pics are taken with a 200mm lens and set to the fastest settings available and with image stabilization – taking photos on a bus was really challenging. 🙂
Bus ride to showcase the product’s functionality and features was an absolutely amazing idea and to serve food while halfway through our journey made it even more interesting. 🙂
As for the devices, I had given both a try and they’re nice – I like the M20 for the compact nature but the G60 seems to be more appealing for it’s bigger size, hence bigger screen.
The M20 runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional while the G60 is on a closed-platform Linux. The G60 felt more responsive but seems to be lighter when it comes to availability of applications.
Regardless, they both look interesting and I can’t wait to have a unit to take it for a spin – literally…… ok well more like going across town. 🙂 I think that’ll be a good time to really try it out on unfamiliar towns across Malaysia.