FCC Approves Nokia 500 Auto Navigation GPS

Remember the Nokia 500 GPS that we saw a few days ago? The portable navigation device from Nokia has cleared the FCC’s testing requirements, so it should be on its way into the world markets soon. I have been waiting to buy a GPS device for my personal use, I just might wait a tad longer to see how this one is. Of course, the GPS is on target for its Q4 2007 release in Europe, but there seems to be no indication of a US release, unfortunately.

With its “definitive agreement” to acquire Navteq, could Nokia be the next juggernaut in the field of personal navigation? We’ll wait and watch. The Nokia 500 supports SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory cards up to 16GB, which is nice. It can read cards formatted with FAT or FAT32 filesystems. Obviously, the GPS comes with a touch-screen (4.3 inch) interface. The video player software available on it can handle 3GP, MPEG-4 and WMV video formats.

Priced at €300 (excluding tax), the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation is on its way. Soon.

Source: FCC

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