At first, the Nuvifone looks quite smooth in operation and straightforward enough, but you'll slowly discover its downsides as you use it for a little while.
First up, the on-screen text and images don't look quite as smooth as you'd expect. Secondly, you'll come across a number of navigation problems and inconsistencies that result in a bad user experience.
For instance, the Nuvifone badly lacks a dedicated home key. As a result, if you go deep into the phones sub-menus, you'll have a hard time coming out of them, needing to tap relentlessly on the 'Back' button.
Another weird thing about the Nuvifone is that the QWERTY keyboard format works just in landscape mode so you have to use the ABC keyboard format in portrait mode. This will definitely give you a feeling that Garmin did not give it enough time to test the phone and improve on it before rolling it out into the market.
Even as far as the pricing goes, at $299.99 users may be better off buying any other GPS-enabled smartphone and using the TeleNav Navigator services, not to mention the two-year contract.
Lastly, I became more disappointment because you'll find only the wal charger and no car charger inside the box! (yeah that could be some serious disappointment, if you picked the Nuvifone and set out on a long trip).