GLOBAL – Mobile phone navigation has just changed forever with the announcement of the Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition. With Nokia Maps pre-loaded, along with local maps for the region it’s on sale in, this is the most affordable navigation device ever to come out of Nokia. With an estimated retail price starting at €110 navigation has never been so affordable.
This device is aimed at the developing world, but that isn’t to say it won’t be making an appearance in the developed world either. Thanks to the on board GPS and digital compass, this device is as at home in the city as it is in the country. On board maps are accompanied by turn-by-turn driving navigation with full voice guidance. In selected countries, the device will ship with local maps, stored on an included 2GB memory card, so users won’t even have to go online to access maps.
The Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition will also come with a car charger and a car cradle (pictured above) along with a lifetime navigation license.
The GPRS handset boast a 2.2-inch screen, 2-megapixel camera and enough storage for 1,000 phonebook entries. It also sports Ovi Mail and Instant Messaging and it’ll keep the tunes turning with an MP3 player and FM radio. It also has a 3.5mm AV connector. The device will go for up to 18 days between charges in standby mode and will give up to four hours and 20 minutes talk time.
Expected to ship in the second quarter of 2010, the device will retail for an estimated €110.