GPS-enabled handsets have a good start in India

GPS-enabled handsets have a good start in India
The Times of India had an interesting article earlier this week about GPS-enabled handsets take off in the country. While the penetration in the mobile phone market is estimated to be not much than one percent, it could grow up to four percent in a year or so thanks to Nokia, HTC and others.

The Indian market currently represents 10 million handsets per month and urban consumers are more and more interested in location-based features.

The biggest handset vendor, Nokia, is relying on its newly acquired NAVTEQ for map data, while the competition is looking at other map providers; Motorola and Sony Ericsson are said to have tied up with MapmyIndia.

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Thursday, October 9th 2008

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