Nokia plans to launch a revised GPS-centric version of its Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Smartphone. The new phone, christened the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition, will have novel navigation-centric applications.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic had integrated GPS but the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition goes one step further offering lifetime licenses for voice-guided Drive and Walk navigation covering the user’s regions. The Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition will not offer users the Comes With Music subscription of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic smartphone.
The phone features a silver black color screen instead of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic edition’s reddish black screen.
The Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition comes with a 3×2-inch resistive touch-screen display (capable of showing 640×360 pixels).
The phone provides up to 16GB onboard storage, a 3.2-megapixel camera plus stereo speakers, and HSDPA connectivity.
Other features of the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition include a car charger and a car kit as well as OVI maps, Lonely Planet, Michelin and Wcities applications.
The OVI maps feature provides high-resolution aerial images, weather service, terrain maps, and 3D landmarks for more than 200 cities.
These navigation features will provide users with traffic warnings, latest weather reports and points of interest in the region.
Reports say that the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition would be available in three different types, which wil depend on the type of network available in the region.
All the three types of the smartphone will support Quad-band GSM but only two of them will come with WLAN and dual-band 3G with HSDPA.
The Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition phone, that will be launched in September 2009, will be available at a price of £249.
So far there is no information whether the phone will be available in India but if it does then it would be priced at around Rs. 19,835, around Rs 3000 higher than the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.