Reuters is running a story on what they claim will be the ‘next big thing’ – navigation systems built into your phone!
These systems are on offer now from navigation software maker Route 66 for 299 Euro including a GPS receiver and in-car charger for the GPS receiver.
Currently the software only covers Britain (Mobile Britain) or Athens (http://www.66.com/route66/products.php?cid=UK&sec=0&ssec=0&prodid=1344) but obviously this will be expanded in time (and drop even further in price too one hopes!).
Also required is a mobile phone running an up-to-date version of Symbian – compatible phones are listed on the product pages.
You can’t help but feel that this is the kind of service which will, in time, be offered as standard by the mobile operaters. Still this offering certainly brings it a large step closer to being ubiquitous.