More Than 50% of Nokia Phones to Have GPS by 2010-2012
GPS is now one of the most important and favored features on mobile devices, and Nokia is now jumping on the bandwagon. They are rushing to add GPS to their mobile phone lines, and the plan is that within the next few years more than half of the phones they sell will offer navigation features.
Michael Halbherr, the head of Nokia’s location-based activities, told Reuters that the goal is to have around 50 percent of Nokia phones equipped with global positioning system chips in 2010-2012.
Nokia’s strategy involves more than GPS chips, as they also plan to push WiFi-enabled devices that use local wireless network antennas to achieve the same location-awareness in these devices.
Nokia has made their interest in making global positioning satellite technology a success clear with their $1.8 billion purchase last October of Navteq, a U.S. digital map maker.
We will be sure to keep you posted on this story, offering you more details as they become available to us. In the meantime, look forward to being able to purchase a Nokia GPS-equipped phone in the near future.