soon all Nokia’s will have a GPS chip

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According to Route 66, the company that puts the GPS navigation software on Nokia 6610‘s, Nokia is aiming to put a GPS chip in every single handset they manufacture.

Although the N series have started to get GPS, Nokia is apparently aiming to put GPS into every one of its phones in the future, according to Route 66′s account manager for Britain, Mike Goodenough. He told us “Nokia’s goal is to be at the top of navigation”, bar none.

In essence we’ll see GPS in everyday mobile phones – even pay as you go cheapies. It’s another selling point in the great mobile phone upgrade push. The downside is, of course, that it’ll batter battery life. GPS can be turned off though and it’s a damn sight more efficient than using a separate GPS dongle and using Bluetooth for the two to talk.

Do you think this is bad news for TomTom, Garmin, etc. which only manufacture stand alone GPS navigation systems? Maybe these rumors about TomTom and Garmin making phones are true?

21 Responses to “soon all Nokia’s will have a GPS chip”

  1. futuro.vc » Blog Archive » Todos os Nokia terão GPS Says:

    [...] acordo com o blog NaviGadget, a Route 66, empresa que fornece o software GPS para a Nokia, afirmou que a fabricante pretende [...]


  2. Steve Litchfield Says:

    Eh? The new Nokia GPS models have Nokia’s own Smart2go solution in!! What’s this got to do with Route 66?


  3. Gadget News » All Future Nokia Cell Phones to Get GPS - Report Says:

    [...] a software company executive close to Nokia said: “Nokia is apparently aiming to put GPS into EVERY ONE OF ITS PHONES in the future.” Navigadget identifies the executive as Route 66’s account manager for [...]


  4. Gadget & Tech News » All Future Nokia Cell Phones to Get GPS - Report Says:

    [...] a software company executive close to Nokia said: “Nokia is apparently aiming to put GPS into EVERY ONE OF ITS PHONES in the future.” Navigadget identifies the executive as Route 66’s account manager for [...]


  5. ZTMax: Latest Gadget and Technology News » All Future Nokia Cell Phones to Get GPS - Report Says:

    [...] a software company executive close to Nokia said: “Nokia is apparently aiming to put GPS into EVERY ONE OF ITS PHONES in the future.” Navigadget identifies the executive as Route 66’s account manager for [...]


  6. Nokia incluirá la funcionalidad GPS en todos sus próximos modelos en Series60 weblog Argentina Says:

    [...] Fuente de la noticia en ingles: http://www.navigadget.com/ [...]


  7. at Laurin blogi Says:

    [...] Nokian matkapuhelimissa on pian GPS-paikannuspiiri, uutisoi navigadget.com. Toivottavasti tulevaisuudessa käytettävät piirit toimivat paremmin kuin nyt esim. N95:ssä [...]


  8. Funny, Cool and Weird - Newgadgets.info » Blog Archive » Nokia Plans to put GPS Chips in all its Cellphones: SatNavvers Playing Ketchup Says:

    [...] Soon all Nokias will have a GPS Chip [NaviGadget] [...]


  9. Nokia poderá colocar GPS em todos os celulares | TNow Says:

    [...] Navigadget Compare Preços de: Câmeras Digitais, Laptops, MP3 PLayers Gostou desta notícia? Assine [...]


  10. Bald GPS-Chip in jedem Handy? : Mobile Zeitgeist Says:

    [...] sollen dann in der Lage sein, auch als Navigationsgerät zu fungieren. Das meldet das Magazin Navigadget unter Berufung auf einen Route66-Mitarbeiter aus Großbritannien. Nokias Ziel sei es, ganz oben [...]


  11. The mobile web is knocking on our doors « Tech IT Easy Says:

    [...] to an estimated 1 billion euro business in 2007. This tremendous growth made companies like Nokia wake up and enter the market with their mobile phones (equipped with GPS). So from now on we will [...]


  12. Productos y soluciones de los clientes « Blog de JoseMPelaez Says:

    [...] Foto: Nokia 6110 (Navigadget) [...]


  13. Productos y soluciones de los clientes « Blog de JoseMPelaez Says:

    [...] [Foto: Nokia 6110, Navigadget] [...]


  14. Riaz Rauf Says:

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  15. Asrar Ansari Says:

    Require a 6110 mobile phone. pls send me specification.


  16. NokiaFan Says:

    I thought Information Week is one of the most reliable sources of information. Thanks :)


  17. Nokia Video Reviews Says:

    No doubt Nokia is the best cell phone company.


  18. internet marketing baltimore Says:

    i wud be lost for words if i was tht good lol


  19. Monica Reyes Says:

    I think this would be really good for consumers but bad for the GPS market.

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  20. mobile price india Says:

    the new Nokia GPS models have Nokia’s own Smart2go solution in!! What’s this got to do with Route 66?


  21. modern furniture decor Says:

    Wow, it’s 2011 yet not all nokia has gps chip.


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