Nokia introduces Nokia 6210 Navigator
29 February 2008
Nokia introduced the company's first GPS-enabled mobile device, the Nokia 6210 Navigator, with an integrated compass for pedestrian guidance, at the Mobile World Congress 2008, Barcelona. The new converged device comes with Nokia maps 2.0, including full voice, and visual turn by turn guidance at no extra cost. This new model will reach selected markets in the third quarter of 2008, at an estimated retail price of 300 Euro, excluding taxes and subsidies.
"The personal navigation market is expanding rapidly and mobile phone navigation is its fastest growing area. According to recent market research by Canalys, over 60 per cent of mobile phone users are keen to have navigation access on their phones," says Markku Suomi, the head of Nokia's connect device category. "Mobile phone users around the world will be able to enjoy the benefits of navigation with a device that not only navigates, but also communicates."
The new model is combined with an accelerometer that measures the changes in direction and orientation. The built in compass makes it easy to follow the map even while changing directions. The orientation is maintained even when the device is turned off. With help of the maps 2.0 application, the mobile will show the quickest way to reach the destination. With a high-speed 3.5G connectivity, detailed information about each point of interest, like the phone number or web address, is a click away.
To make car navigation easier, the device has a one-touch navigation that provides full voice guidance. In case of a wrong turn, the Navigator will automatically calculate the new route.
The device has GPS (A-GPS), which assists the GPS receiver to acquire the satellite in seconds.
Nokia 6210 Navigator can also be used without SIM cards. Local maps are pre-loaded on the 1GB memory card of the Nokia 6210 Navigator and map updates are included in the sales price. The users can also purchase multimedia city guides from premium content providers via Nokia Maps application, and freely download additional map areas via the Nokia Map loader.
Other features include faster Internet browsing, instant messaging and email with high speed
3.5G HSDPA technology. It also has a 3.2-mega-pixel camera, Mp3 player and stereo FM radio. The Navigator is based on S60 software, giving the users the liberty to use numerous applications apart from the ones already in-built into the device.