GPS Phones – Garmin nüvifone

Sunday, 24 February 2008

nüvifoneGarmin announced on 11 February the nüvifone for Q3. A prototype was shown at GSMA Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, Spain, February 11-14.

The nüvifone is a quad-band GSM mobile phone with UMTS and high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. “Google local search” is integrated. Free and subscription based dynamic content is served via Garmin OnlineTM, an online service offering dynamic content as real-time traffic, weather forecasts, and safety camera information.

A built-in camera has Location Message Service (LMS), tagging every location with the exact latitude and longitude reference of where the image was taken. There is also a direct access to the geo-located photos of Google’s Panoramio.


Product presentation:

Video via YouTube:

Media: Garmin


GPS Phones – SonyEricsson

Sunday, 24 February 2008


SonyEricsson recently announced two handsets with GPS built-in, which shall be rolled out from Q2 2008 on:


  • C702 CyberShot with locaction-based imaging services (geotagging) and Google Maps
  • W760 Walkman with Google Maps, Wayfinder Navigator and “a GPS-supported fitness application called Tracker that can tell you how fast, for how long and how far you ran (or walked!)”

Photos: SonyEricsson

GPS Phones – Nokia

Sunday, 24 February 2008


Nokia announced in February at 3GSM that four handsets equipped with GPS will be launched in Q3 2008:


  • Nokia 6220 classic with an electronic compass for pedestrian navigation
  • Nokia N96 which will be the new flagship, following the N95
  • Nokia N78 as a multimedia computer with A-GPS
  • Nokia 6210 Navigator as an origin automotive assistant

Press Kit from Nokia:

Photos: Nokia


GPS Phones – HTC

Sunday, 24 February 2008

htc_p3470_141x228_2008-02-24.jpgHTC P3470 PDA phone with Windows Mobile, GPS and navigation software from TomTom is on the way to the market – February is announced.

Product Sheet:

Photo: HTC


Hamburg GPS Guide

Monday, 11 February 2008

Hamburg GPS guide
(Photo: Hamburg Tourismus GmbH)

For the GPS city guide collection: Hamburg offers a device to rent with three tours to follow since 6 may 2007.


Wiesbaden 3D in Google Earth

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Wiesbaden 3DSince 18 january Wiesbaden presents a 3D view of the city in Google Earth – as the first city of Hesse, Germany. Wiesbaden follows Berlin, Hamburg, Dresden…


GPS Guide Stuttgart (DE)

Saturday, 9 February 2008


For my collection of GPS city guides: Stuttgart offers a rental system. You can also buy the software for your Windows PDA.