Pharos Traveler 137: What the Garmin GPS phone should have been

I’m totes down with the Traveler 137, the latest GPS phone from Pharos. I’ve used their GPS devices for years now and this one looks like a worthy addition to the pack. Sadly, it’s a bit pricey: $599.95. It’s completely unlocked, though and runs on any GSM network.

The Traveler 137 is an unlocked Windows Mobile handset that is distinguished by its slender profile, cool applications, and bright, 3.5 inch touch screen. True to Pharos’ roots in the navigation space, the Traveler 137 provides full-featured navigation with voice prompts on a pay-as-you-go basis that spares users an ongoing monthly fee. In an industry brimming with mobile devices, the Traveler 137 stands apart by offering users great navigation on a powerful, sleek handset that runs on the GSM network of their choice. The Traveler 137 will be available late in the first quarter of 2009 from major retailers for a suggested price of $599.95.