Nokia has launched Nokia 6210 Navigator, a GPS-enabled mobile phone with an integrated in-map compass for pedestrian guidance.
N6210 is packed with Nokia maps 2.0, has real time voice and visual guidance and has maps of eight cities (Delhi and NCR, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad).
Also, Nokia is providing free navigation licence for six months (source) - a typical ‘beta’ strategy used when your product isn’t perfect.
I earlier mentioned about N78’s GPS challenge game that was devised
to collect lat/long info for places (UGC)
While Navigator is a good handset play (Nokia is also bringing in 30 3G models to India) and more localized strategy (maps/navigation etc) will help Nokia retain it’s market share, I am wondering what has happened to the much-hyped OVI service?
Nokia OVI, which was supposed to launch in Q1 2008 (and was then moved to Q2) does not seem close to anywhere. Has hit a roadblock – technical or business development?
Any updates on that?