Nokia has announced a new GPS module for some of its mobile phones so users won't get lost again.
The Nokia GPS Module LD-3W, will be compatible with a wide selection of Nokia's Bluetooth enabled handsets.
Although details are still sketchy as to the full range of phones the new module will work with, Nokia says that 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, Nokia is says users will be able to access 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 £80.
"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."