Wayfinder brings free maps and award-winning mobile navigation to the new Nokia N810 with integrated GPS


Wayfinder has announced that a pre-installed free map application and voice guiding Wayfinder Navigator upgrade will be available for the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet.

The pre-installed free map application means that N810 users get a quick and handy pocket map where one can position oneself on the map and see the direction and distance to any chosen location. Users can even browse detailed street maps and search for locations like addresses, Wi-Fi hot-spots and points of interests (POI's) and take advantage of associated web links and dynamic information. The map application includes access to free of charge world-wide maps - available and downloadable directly to the Nokia device.

User-friendly functionality is a feature of Wayfinder Navigator where on top of the map application, users also benefit from voice guided turn-by-turn navigation. Available in 15 languages, with two native speakers per language, Wayfinder Navigator has routing capabilities ensuring fast and reliable route calculation giving precise directions on the fastest or shortest way to travel. Users can also choose between car, pedestrian & bicycle routing modes and do route planning without GPS. Additional on-line services, subject to local availability, include real-time traffic information and safety camera updates.

Wayfinder also offers an extended 7 day trial period of the fully featured Wayfinder Navigator, allowing users to test the usability and benefit of the service over an extended weekend or business trip. The premium service is available for direct credit card purchase via the Internet, directly from the device.

"With its large widescreen touch display, full qwerty key board, integrated GPS and extremely fast Internet connectivity, the Nokia N810 is the top purchase for people seeking voice guided GPS navigation and versatile GPS maps. By combining our award-winning Wayfinder Navigator with this innovative device, we can offer a hard-to-match user experience that can compete with any navigation system on the market" says Magnus Nilsson, CEO, Wayfinder Systems.

"Customer feedback about navigation kits for the Nokia 770 and N800 devices has been very positive. Now we wanted to offer even more with the new Nokia N810 by introducing a map application available for our users and offer navigation as a hassle free premium service directly from the device" said Ari Virtanen, Vice President of Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia. "The N810 and the map application now take Internet enhanced mapping to the next level thanks to integrated GPS in the device and the Wayfinder solutions know-how, " he continues.

Currently available coverage for the map application and Wayfinder Navigator includes maps with street names and house numbers for North America, Europe, Russia, Australia, Singapore, South Africa and the Middle East.