Garminfone

If you're chomping at the bit for the T-Mobile Garminfone, you shouldn't have to wait too much longer. A mere $199 (or $450 off contract) will get you the Garmin-Asus special sauce of turn-by-turn navigation, on top of Android 1.6 on a 3.5-inch display, and it's coming in June. Yeah, we're excited, too. [Phonescoop]

 
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It's "chAmping" at the bit. Just like how so many morons on the internet spell the word ridiculous as if Balki Bartokomous said it doesn't make "redikulous" right....

Acroanidd says:

Chomping is also a correct use of the word, it's like the word ain't, it was misused so much that people actually started it using it more than its "correct" counterpart, so either way works. You got ridiculous right though...

Onto more pressing matters, that phone is not very good. :)

It's my line in the sand. Teachers are letting kids turn in assignments with internet speak, for goodness' sake. Language used to evolve because we were getting smarter and more informed. Now, it's because we're getting dumber and lazier.

As for phones, I agree. What I'm waiting for is a Snapdragon beauty with a physical keyboard!

threepio says:

last time i checked, this is the internetz BRAH! relax take a chill pill.

andro1d says:

The correct term IS chomping at the bit Einstein. As in what a raring horse does when it is anxious. Before you correct everyone and God and go on a tirade as to the poor education everyone but yourself has, make sure you are correct. Champing at the bit? HA HA HA Drop the keyboard and find your special helmet.

Thank you for demonstrating the laziness and ignorance that I referenced. Since you are unfamiliar with the definition of the verb "champ", you assume it must be the verb "chomp" that you learned when you were an infant and decided your vocabulary was good enough. Read the dictionary, friend.

Your knowledge of etymology and equestrian arts is not as complete as you seem to think. While an acceptable idiom because of the volume of individuals who do not know what "champing" is, the expression began as "champing at the bit" and the word "chomp" didn't come into existence until about two centuries after.

Also, I do not pick up my keyboard to type, so I have no need to drop it. Thank you for the compliment, webBikeWorld thinks my helmet is pretty special, too.

The correct term IS chomping at the bit Einstein. As in what a raring horse does when it is anxious. Before you correct everyone and God and go on a tirade as to the poor education everyone but yourself has, make sure you are correct. Champing at the bit? HA HA HA Drop the keyboard and find your special helmet. andro1d

andro1d says:

WOW. According to Marriam-Webster, CHOMPING works too. Of course I could see why one would use verb "champing". Most notably to show their "ass" in front of a forum by correcting a mod who was technically correct. I mean since we do not live two centuries in the past (I never learned vocabulary from a 200 year old dictionary; maybe you did) AND the contemporary dictionary does show it to be used correctly in this instance. Maybe you can put that keen talent of yours to good use and look up the word "douche"... Or you could just skip it and look at one in the mirror tomorrow after you don your special webbikeworld helmet and hop on your Vespa.

weehooherod says:

I can't wait until someone ports the Garmin GPS application over to use on the Nexus One.

naplesbill says:

So, I wonder how many people will scream and cry because Garmin has replaced Google maps and how it won't be a true Android experience.

J-Buck#AC says:

No satellite view?

HA! garbage. pass

Android 1.6.. in June..?

what's that saying.. android 2x has google navigation. maybe they can't exclude it from the 2.x OS. im sure they don't want their followers to know free (and likely better) navigation is available on 2.x phones.

..so if you get one, don't expect an OS upgrade on Garmin phones.

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andro1d says:

I would really need to use this phone to see if it is worth the effort. Maybe the navigation interface is superb; however, being a past owner of miscellaneous Garmin turn-by-turn GPS units, I'd have to say that this is not probable. In fact, the whole reason I jumped into the Android arena was because of Google Maps with turn-by-turn nav. I would like to see one in action but I would be willing to be that most of the tecnically inclined who buy into this will get sick of Garmin and root the phone so they can go 2.x with Google Maps. Another thing I most certainly do NOT like about Garmin (or most other GPS companies) is the cost and time involved in loading new maps when the old ones are no longer accurate. Yet another free aspect of Google.