Nokia 330 Navigation Device to Ship This Year

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We've been hearing rumblings about the Nokia 330 dedicated navigation device for a while now, but today the company makes it official, vowing to release it sometime before the end of the year in Europe. Its 3.5-inch touchscreen will give you voice guidance and visual directions using NavTeq map data, and it also includes a music and video player with DivX playback.

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This looks like a highly capable GPS unit, but we didn't see any mention of Bluetooth or speakerphonage in the specs, which would be odd since Nokia is such an ace with cellphones. The company didn't mention when we would see this little navi stateside, but estimated an unusually low retail price in Europe of 360 ($457) before taxes. Bring it, Nokia, post haste!


Nokia 330 Auto Navigation [Navigadget]

DISCUSSION

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Dedicated nav devices are nice, but isn't the trend going towards "integrated" devices?

I'd rather have it on my phone, rather than have to carry an extra piece of equipment around wherever I go...

On the other hand, I'd prolly give it a second thought if that GPS also had phone functionality...