Garmin and Asus have confirmed that they are ending their collaboration on location-centric cell phones amid media reports that Asus was ending its work with Garmin.
The companies will not introduce any new co-branded handsets but will continue to sell and support the six models already on the market.
Asus will continue to make new cell phones, some of which will come preloaded with Garmin’s navigation and location-based services apps. Garmin plans to expand its application development and said it will sell its apps through “certain consumer application stores.”
Asus and Garmin will release more details about their handset plans in their upcoming earnings calls on Oct. 28 and Nov. 3, respectively.
Garmin specializes in personal navigation devices and said in September it would exit its smartphone business if the unit continued to perform poorly.