Mobile Week with GSM

August 9, 2009

Nokia Navigation service gets boost with Nokia 6710 Navigator

By Emeka Aginam

Frontline mobile phone makers, Nokia has  introduced the latest version in its Navigator line, the Nokia 6710 Navigator.
With the recent launch of Nokia Maps and the Navigation service in Nigeria, the Nokia 6710 Navigator is expected  to showcase robust offerings from the navigation solution.

“The navigation solution provided by the Nokia 6710 Navigator is second to none and provides everything you would expect from a dedicated GPS device with all the benefits of a converged mobile device.
“The solution includes the latest developments in the Maps software with real time ‘drive and walk’ navigation, full regional maps and hardware elements like the dedicated navigator key, touch area for easy zooming and a large display optimized for outdoor viewing.

“We want to make the experience as simple and effective as possible, which means the navigation licenses are pre-installed and ready to use as soon as you turn on the Navigator,”    Phillip De La Vega, General Manager Nokia said in a statement.

The recent integration of Maps with Ovi, he said  allows people to pre-plan their journey at home on their PC and synchronize with their mobile device. Additionally, Nokia Maps have been updated to include a number of new features such as high-resolution aerial images, 3D landmarks for over 200 cities internationally, terrain maps, and other fully converged device capabilities. With a compass, working in conjunction with the new features of Maps, he explained that  the pedestrian navigation experience has been significantly improved.

To complement the impressive mapping capabilities, he said that  the Nokia 6710 Navigator offers an improved design with a slightly curved shape, providing a pleasant feel with a soft touch surface.
“A 5 megapixel camera, standard with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, the new shape makes the device easier to hold. “With the high quality camera and GPS capability, geo-tagging the exact location a picture is taken is easier than ever,” continues De La Vega.

“Nokia Maps 3.0 comes free of charge and can be used on any GPS enabled Nokia device. With over 29,000 points of interests which include restaurants, petrol stations, banks and hotels, Nokia Maps 3.0 can be easily downloaded from or at any Nokia Care Centre. “Nigerians can route addresses in major cities across the globe with the greatest of ease from their mobile phones with Nokia Maps 3.0. Navigation is a premium service and consumers can purchase Navigation vouchers from selected Nokia retail outlets in Nigeria.
“The Nokia 6710 Navigator will be available in Nigeria in August 2009. The device comes with 12-months warranty and after sales service” he explined.

Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways – fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.