Nokia launches '6210 Navigator' handset

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Bangalore, Aug 4: Cell phone maker Nokia on Monday, Aug 4 introduced Nokia 6210 Navigator, the company's first GPS-enabled mobile device with an integrated in-map compass for pedestrian guidance.

The new offering comes with Nokia Maps 2.0 and offers real-time voice and visual turn by turn guidance using in-built GPS support, optimised one-box map search. It offered 2D/3D and night mode map views, opportunity to tag and share one's favourite locations and save and share routes and other features. The 6210 Navigator, which supports both English and Hindi language, comes pre-loaded with maps of eight Indian cities and a six month free navigation bundle and a launch offer. The handset is priced at Rs 18,100. The eight cities were Delhi and NCR, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. More Indian cities would be added once the company gets the license to do so, he said.

Speaking on the occasion Nokia India Marketing Director Devinder Kishore said with location-based services was expanding rapidly into mobile communications devices, this industry was poised for growth.

''As per a recent study conducted by Nokia, Navigation has become one of the top five mobile services globally - others being imaging, music, SMS and gaming,'' he said.

He said GPS technology had been sourced from Navtech, which was being acquired by Nokia.

6210 Navigator comes with a one GB memory card and is ready for use out of the box, even without a SIM-card. I had a 3.2 megapixel camera, MP3 player and stereo FM radio.

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