TIM to launch 'Special Travel Edition' mobile phones

Nokia N95
Nokia N95
Telecom Italia Mobile announced the launch of a range of GPS navigation enabled smartphones. The handsets offered will be Nokia N95, N73, and N70. For an additional €80 to €100 these smartphones will embed Nokia’s Smart2Go navigation software with Italian maps, a memory card, a car cradle and a Bluetooth GPS receiver (except for the N95 which is already GPS-enabled).

At the same time TIM is also offering an off-board navigation solution powered by Telenav. This demonstrates some wireless carriers in Europe have understood off-board navigation is probably not what most of customer are willing. Furthermore an hybrid solution such as Smart2Go makes use of the cell phone connectivity therefore creating value for them.

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007

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