GPS Handsets

WSJ writes about Nokia’s plans:

The new Nokia phones will have a global positioning system receiver, which uses satellites to determine a user’s location, speed and direction. Local maps come installed in the phones and additional maps can be downloaded from Nokia’s Web site, either directly to the phone or via a computer.

With its new phones, Nokia is trying to get the types of services that already are relatively common in Japan adopted elsewhere. It hopes that customers won’t only use maps and searches for local restaurants and hotels, which it will offer as free services for the most part, but also will pay for additional content such as city guides and the navigation service with spoken directions.

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