Nokia announces LBS for mid-range

Feb 10 2006 - 05:51 AM ET | Nokia

Nokia this morning announced new location based services (LBS) and a new GPS module to let phones make use of the services. This release is to bring LBS to lower-end phones, models such as the Nokia 6230i or 6280. Previously only S60 smartphones were supported.

With a handset connected to the Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-3W, consumers see their position with up to five meters accuracy, and the easiest route to their destination on a digital map provided by Wayfinder or Telmap. Once installed with the automatic settings configuration tool, users hold an extensive selection of digital maps right in their hand.

The LD-3W GPS unit sports Bluetooth and will ship this quarter for an estimated 110 EUR. Both the hardware and software will be shown off at 3GSM next week.