March 5, 2008 by yogi2raj
Nokia has just launched its GPS-enabled 6110 Navigator. Did the company hold a boring old press event with handouts to announce the fact? No sirree – what Nokia did was to arrange a kind of treasure hunt through the southern extremity of the great, yet terribly crowded, city of Mumbai!
This is how it went: we were divided into groups and provided with a Toyota Innova, a dedicated driver who wasn’t allowed to go in any direction except the one we told him to, a Nokia rep with a 6110 Navigator, and a few snacks. Loaded with these essentials we were sent on a wild ride through south Mumbai to gather clues to lead us to subsequent destinations. The Navigator, of course, was meant to guide us along.
It was no easy task considering we’d be disqualified if were to use the city’s best way of navigation i.e. asking the man on the street. And I don’t need to tell you about the traffic in Mumbai; you can well imagine why getting around quickly was impossible. In other words, we didn’t win – but hey, I got to put the Navigator through its paces and that’s what really counts. NOT! On the plus side, the weather in Mumbai being what it is these days, I didn’t sweat too much.
The 6110 Navigator is an easy-to-use GPS-enabled handset. GPS may be its USP, but it’s also equipped with some pretty decent features. These include a 2 megapixel camera, microSD support, USB v2.0 (mini USB), Bluetooth with A2DP profile, music player, and stereo FM radio.
This 3G-, HSDPA-enabled slider also supports EDGE. A secondary camera located above its 2.2 inch TFT display (240 x 320 pixels, 16M colors) comes in handy for video calls. As for the GPS, maps of eight Indian cities are included, and are really quite detailed.
The device is available off the shelf for around Rs 14,250 with bill and warranty. Expect a detailed review from us soon!