Bangalore: Nokia has launched the new 6210 Navigator in India, the company's first GPS-enabled handset with an integrated in-map compass. The 6210 Navigator was introduced in the Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona in February 2008
The phone features a 2.4 inch screen and value additions include a real-time voice and visual turn by turn guidance using in-built GPS support, optimised one-box map search, 2D/3D and night mode map views, flash and video recording.
The 6210 Navigator uses the Nokia Maps 2.0 application and comes pre-loaded with maps of 8 cities in India including Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi. The handset is priced at Rs18,000, and comes with the maps, free for six months, the company said.
The device also features a 3.2 megapixel camera, MP3 player and stereo FM radio. The Nokia 6210 Navigator is based on S60 software, enabling users to download and use thousands of new applications in addition to the ones already found on the device. The phone has 128MB of internal memory and additional space can be add on a card to its microSD slot.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Nokia India's director-marketing Devinder Kishore stated that market reserach indicated that mobile users especially in metros with a constantly changing skyline and road diversion, wanted navigational aids on mobiles after messaging and net connectivity.
''The maps have been approved by the Surveyor General of India and an outsourced provider would keep updating them. The compass on the maps enables users to walk and explore,'' said Kishore.
Nokia plans to add maps of more cities in the near future, he added.