The world’s largest mobile phone maker, Nokia, revealed a brand new Series 40 Symbian mobile phone slated for release in Europe in the second quarter of 2010. It was the Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition, which was the world’s least expensive GPS phone. Yup, it’s a beginner phone with GPS. We begin to question whether Nokia can tell its market. while the feature is welcome, it’s doubtful whether the low end market has got the data coverage nor do its customers have the financial muscle to pay for one.
Navigation and Communication at Once
The Nokia 2710 may come as your fundamental quad band GSMGPRS/Advantage on 2G. As a budget phone, there is no 3rd generation for high-speed internet surfing or video calls. Additionally, there are no Wi-Fi compatibility for hotspot surfing. However, Nokia appears to have found better knowledge to provide you with rather a complete GPS and a-GPS navigation features with Nokia Maps 2.1 along with a magnetometer because of its digital compass feature.
You receive turn-by-turn spoken navigational guidance along with a lifetime license to make use of the feature. Nokia appears to be beginning a trend to create this feature down towards the low end by having a trend among tech savvy customers choosing to possess location-based services from communication and navigation technologies merged into one mobile gadget. It’s a little doubtful though if the same trend can spread in the low end market, with the cost of information coverage subscription in nations in which the phone is specific.
There is a 2.2-inch TFT LCD screen with QVGA resolution that makes it challenging to check out maps and play video despite its auto-rotate accelerometer function. The phone only comes at 60 Megabytes of internal storage for the user. But you will obtain a microSD expansion capacity for up to 16 GB.
The sales package includes 2 GB microSD. Data connectivity will get local high-speed support from Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and microUSB 2. Multimedia begins with media gamers that offer the popular video and audio file playback codecs available. It comes with a stereo system, Radio with RDS along with a 3.5mm earphone jack for using high fidelity earphones.
Imaging is average with a 2 megapixel fixed focus camera with 4x zoom, self timer and QVGA video recording at 15fps. You receive as much as 12.5 hours of talk-time, 20 hours of standby time and as much as 6 hours of GPS navigation using its 1020 mAh lithium-ion battery fully charged.
Software-smart, the phone uses the Symbian sixth edition S40 platform and interface. It comes down bundled up with OVI suite of applications including Ovi Share and Ovi Store. It uses the Opera Mini web browser and supports video and audio streaming, WAP 2, xHTML in addition to Expensive Lite 3. Email with Ovi mail and IM is also supported.