Feeds

Nokia preps 'pedestrian's pal' navigator phone

Maps app updated too

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Mobile World Congress Nokia today took its phone-as-navigation device strategy to the next level, announcing Nokia Maps 2.0 and a handset to go with it: the 6210 Navigator, successor to the 6110.

Maps 2.0 builds on the previous version's ability to work with satellite data augmented by location information calculated from a handset's position relative to cellular base-stations with Google-style satellite maps and a mixture of the two styles - hybrid maps.

Nokia 6210 Navigator with Maps 2.0

Nokia's 6210 Navigator: with Maps 2.0

The route planning option is still present, as is the pay-to-use turn-by-turn navigation feature, now extended with pay-to-read multimedia city guides. Users get the first ten minutes' access to the guides for free.

Traffic information has been added too, but again comes with a usage fee attached.

To expand the user base, Nokia said it will release a version of Maps 2.0 for S40 phones. Currently, it's for certain S60 handsets only.

Nokia 6210 Navigator with Maps 2.0

Pedestrian-friendly, according to Nokia

The 6210 uses Maps 2.0 to display a compass mode aimed specifically at pedestrians. Indeed, Nokia stressed that the 6210 is more for users on foot than drivers. The handset will work out of the box in this mode - the owner doesn't need to fit a SIM card. Though if they don't they won't get the GPS assistance, of course.

The 6210 has 3G HSDPA on board. There's a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back and an FM radio too. It comes bundled with a 1GB memory card.

Nokia Maps 2.0 is available now in a pre-release version here. The 6210 Navigator goes on sale in Q3 for under €300.

Mobile World Congress 2008 Complete Coverage here

Related Review
Nokia 6110 Navigator

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day
Microsoft's form 8-K records decision 'not to ship a new form factor'
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.