Nokia has announced it will start shipping the "long awaited" Nokia 6220 classic in the UK from today.

Also revealing the news that it has already shipped over 2 million GPS-enabled devices to date, the Finnish phone co says this proves that navigation is fast becoming an important feature for phones.

"Navigation is becoming an integral part of your mobile device. When consumers are looking to purchase a mobile device the key features they are looking for are a great camera, great music capabilities and now navigation", says Simon Ainslie, managing director Nokia UK.

"The 6220 classic includes all of these features and by selling over 2 million GPS enabled devices this is proof that navigation is becoming more accessible to everyone."

The 6220 classic comes pre-loaded with new Nokia Maps 2.0 and offers a GPS location finder and built-in compass as well as AGPS functionality that allows photos to be "geotagged".

The Nokia 6220 classic also features a 5-megapixel camera with Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics, high-speed HSDPA connectivity, TV-out feature, Bluetooth and a 2.2-inch display. There's also an internet browser, email, music player, FM radio with RDS and up to 8GB of memory.

Nokia gives the estimated price as £257 pre-tax and subsidies but watch this space for operator announcements.