TATA Launches Location Based Services using A-GPS


Location based services is one among the most trending services in the field of Indian telecommunications. Reportedly, TATA launched its Location based services (LBS) using A-GPS (Assisted Global Positioning System) for the first time in the country, using which, unlike any other LBS service, you can access your current position, using the nearest base station of your current operator. Continue reading “TATA Launches Location Based Services using A-GPS”

Nokia 6710 Navigator and Nokia 6720 classic GPS Phones launched

Nokia today launched the 6710 Navigator slider phone and the 6720 classic .

Both the phones are Navigation centric and have inbuilt GPS , Nokia Maps. Drive n Walk Navigation. Looks like Nokia’s acquisition of Navteq has increased their “Navigation Gyaan”

Interestingly both phones sport 5 MP Cameras with Carl Zeiss optics ,autofocus ,dual LED flash and Geotagging

Over to the details

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Google Maps Mobile 2.3 brings Street View to Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile

The Google Phone HTC G1 was the first to have street view in Google Maps..

Apple iPhone was soon to follow with the 2.2 firmware bringing StreetView

Finally its available for Nokia S60 phones and Windows Mobile Phones

This update brings a total revamp of the User interface .. I tested it on E71 and loved it ..

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Unboxing the Navigator Package from WOMWorld

I was really surprised when a huge package from WOM World UK arrived today

It was huge boxfrom DHL shipped from UK .. I was surprised by the size but when I lifted , it was kind of light..

world map box

There was a relatively smaller nokia box inside and on the outside was a globe map running through the top and bottom

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Sony Ericsson handsets to contain new Location aware search App “Near Me”

3G Mobile Blog reports that Sony Ericsson has announced the new 8.1 megapixel Cyber-shot 905 phone will come preloaded with Mobile Commerce’s innovative ‘NearMe’ application – so you can always find exactly what you’re looking for right around you. It will also be available for download onto the GPS enabled C702 Cyber-shot and W760 Walkman handsets.

‘NearMe’ is a local search service that provides users with detailed information on local businesses, amenities, venues and events, all based on current location using the GPS capabilities of the user’s handset. Continue reading “Sony Ericsson handsets to contain new Location aware search App “Near Me””

Nokia to sell 35 million GPS Phones

Nokia expects to sell 35 million Global Positioning System (GPS) equipped phones this year, its chief executive said on Thursday.

“We expect to ship about 35 million GPS-enabled Nokia devices in 2008, which is equal to the entire GPS device market in 2007,” CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo told the annual shareholders’ meeting.

Nokia’s $8.1 billion acquisition of U.S.-based navigation firm Navteq (NVT.N: Quote, Profile, Research), which is still pending regulatory approval in the European Union, is a good deal, Kallasvuo said.

“When we look at it with the eyes we have now, when regarding pedestrian navigation, map services, digital maps, we are even more excited about the opportunities than when making the decision,” Kallasvuo said.

Most phones sold this year go to customers who already have a phone, and Nokia CEO said: “Globally, we expect replacement sales to represent more than 70 percent of the industry’s volume in 2008.” Continue reading “Nokia to sell 35 million GPS Phones”

WayFinder Active – Serios competition for Nokia Sports Tracker

WayFinder Active is a free GPS application for mobile phones consisting of mobile maps, GPS recording and statistics designed for people involved in outdoor adventures and activities such as running, hiking, skiing, trekking, trailing, biking, racing or other activities.

Useful features include detailed statistics such as maximum, current and average speed during each activity, plus the distance traveled and calories burned. With a built-in compass and a “Reverse Route” feature, users can easily find a route to anywhere. With the introduction of free Way finder Active, Way finder also brings the topographic maps of North America to mobile phones. Continue reading “WayFinder Active – Serios competition for Nokia Sports Tracker”

Position Art with Nokia N82 GPS by Stavros in Rome

Seems like Nokia is pushing the N82 a lot these days . The latest event for the same is called The World Is My Canvas


Can you spot the famous logo in the drawing above ?

At least the men might be knowing .. The event is about a crazy guy named Stavros who is performing Position Art in the

streets of Rome using his cool Nokia N82

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Nokia Maps 2.0 Update time Folks

Well all of you reading this having a Nokia Gps enabled handset., Well folks its time for you to Start your updating mode. well your gps navigation experience just got better., if not best. Nokia unveiled the latest and most polished version of its not so perfect Nokia Maps 2.0( it still is the best).

well we are all familiar with the car mode as we have been using it for a while. well for walkers who love to do window shopping and gaze around the beauty of the metropolis Nokia has been kind enough as it has made an addition to the car mode that the existing users will be familiar with, 2.0 adds “Walk,” Continue reading “Nokia Maps 2.0 Update time Folks”

Now Geotag your photos for free using Nokia Location Tagger

If you have used Flickr a lot , you might have noticed that there’s a feature to place the photo taken on a Map.

Geotagging in simple words is relating the photo with the place at which it was taken.

location tagger

The rise of the inbuilt GPS or Global Positioning System in the latest Nokia phones has forced Nokia BetaLabs to launch a free application for its GPS phones called Location Tagger – a tiny app which captures the current co-ordinates of your phone and appends it to the EXIF information of your photo. Continue reading “Now Geotag your photos for free using Nokia Location Tagger”

NOKIA launches new GPS module

NOKIA PRESS RELEASE February 10, 2006

Making Mobile Navigation more accessible: Nokia introduces location based services to mid-range portfolio, launches new GPS module

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today underlined its effort in making location based services available to a broad consumer base with the announcement of the Nokia GPS Module LD-3W, which is compatible with a wide selection of Nokia’s Bluetooth enabled handsets. By cooperating with several partners, Nokia provides comfortable and affordable navigation solutions that are now available for many of Nokia’s mid-range handsets.
“Location based services, such as navigation and point-of-interest search for hotels and restaurants are becoming increasingly popular with consumers,” says Aage Snorgaard, Senior Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “With the introduction of the Nokia GPS Module LD-3W and through our collaborations with navigation industry players such as Wayfinder and Telmap, we offer a compelling range of location based services to the tens of millions of consumers who have one of our highly popular mid-range models, such as the Nokia 6230i or the Nokia 6280.”
The most popular location based services for consumers have been integrated car solutions. Earlier, Nokia introduced navigation to its S60 devices. Now Nokia makes location based services accessible at a lower price point.
With a handset connected to the Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-3W, consumers see their position with up to five meters accuracy, and the easiest route to their destination on a digital map provided by Wayfinder or Telmap. Once installed with the automatic settings configuration tool, users hold an extensive selection of digital maps right in their hand. The Nokia GPS module is expected to start shipping in the 1st quarter of 2006 and retail for approximately 110 EUR excluding taxes and subsidies.
Both the Nokia GPS Module LD-3W module and suite of navigation services will be demonstrated at the partner stands of Wayfinder and Telmap at the 3GSM 2006 Congress taking place in Barcelona from February 13-16.

Nokia phones to send emergency alert

Nokia has applied to the U.S. Patent Trademark Office with its interesting development.

Nokia has applied to the U.S. Patent Trademark Office with its interesting development. It works in the following way. There is a special button installed to the phone, in case of emergency the user presses it to activate the process ? the phone camera takes and sends a series of time-stamped snapshots or video clips with sound to a service center or a friend. It the phone has a GPS-receiver it also stamps the message with location.

Transmission can be discrete, with the phone apparently off, or obvious to warn an abductor that a call for help has been sent. If it is impossible to send the info, the phone stores it in memory and automatically transmits it as soon as possible. The emergency call can be halted by entering a personal code, so accidental false alarms can be averted.

Should the company make this idea a reality, there will be less problems to call emergency service. When you try call for help, you need to explain the situation, and this idea will make it easier.

ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 for Nokia Series 60 Mobile Phones Launched in North America

ROUTE 66 today announces the launch of ROUTE 66 Mobile 7, marking a new era in GPS satellite navigation using mobile phones

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ — ROUTE 66 today announces the launch of ROUTE 66 Mobile 7, marking a new era in GPS satellite navigation using mobile phones. ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 determines its position using an advanced high sensitive wireless GPS receiver, guiding the user with turn-by-turn voice
instructions and on-screen directions to its destination. A new navigation display has been developed providing users with all vital travel information on a single clear screen of their mobile phone including 3D map display, turn arrows and navigation guidance, as well as the ability to dial points of interest directly from the map. In addition, ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 features the very latest maps, driving directions enhanced with upcoming exit signs and continued guidance when GPS reception is temporarily lost for example in
tunnels through ROUTE 66’s new Extrapolated GPS (E-GPS) technology. In summary, ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 is an ideal travel companion in the car, on your bike or simply when you are walking.

ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 is available immediately. The Full Navigation Kit contains all the maps for the US and Canada and is priced at US$ 299 / CAN$349.

Package contents:

— Memory card (512 MB DV RS-MMC Mobile)
— Navigation software, geographic maps and user manual (DVD)
— Memory card reader/writer
— ROUTE 66 wireless GPS receiver (SiRF Star III)
— ROUTE 66 lanyard
— In-car charger cable for GPS receiver
— Universal car mount for mobile phone
— Quick Start Guide
— Mobile phone NOT included in this pack


ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 is compatible with all mobile phones featuring an external memory card slot (MMC Mobile), Bluetooth wireless technology and Symbian Series 60 operating system. This includes Nokia (3230, 6260, 6600,6620, 6630, 6670, 6680, 6681, 6682, 7610, N70, N80, N90, N91). ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 is NOT compatible with Sony Ericsson,Nokia Series 80/90 and Microsoft Mobile smartphones.

Web Site: http://www.66.com