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Nokia 770 gains GPS package

Oct 16, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 6 views

Navicore is readying a version of its European GPS (global positioning system) software for Nokia's Linux-based 770 Internet Tablet. Navicore Personal 2007 brings a variety of “Internet enhanced” navigation features to the 770, and will ship in November, standalone or with a… Bluetooth GPS receiver.

Navicore specializes in GPS software for mobile phones, but the company says its software can also complement the Nokia 770's high resolution, widescreen display, and WiFi connectivity.

Navicore's GPS software works in conjunction with maps from Tele Atlas, which also supplies map data for the TomTom Go and other Linux-based navigation devices. However, the Navicore software's coverage area appears limited to Europe.

In addition to support for the 770, other new features in Navicore Personal 2007 include:

  • Free updates for recent Navicore Personal 2006 purchasers
  • Clear visual and voice guidance
  • Fast routing, optimized for speed or distance
  • Dynamic re-routing, to avoid traffic jams, toll roads, ferry connections, or other roadblocks
  • Pediestrian, cycling, and car navigation modes
  • “Location messaging” with other Navicore users
  • Free traffic and “safety camera” information


Navicore Personal 2007 will ship in November, direct from the company or its resellers in 20 European countries. It will be available as standalone software, or as a package that includes selected map areas, a bluetooth GPS receiver, hardware accessories, and documentation. Pricing was not disclosed.

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