Nokia 6710 Navigator, 6720 Classic get Announced

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Nokia has just announced two new handsets to bolster their GPS-enabled collection: the Nokia 6710 Navigator and the Nokia 6720 Classic.

Nokia 6710 Navigator (left), Nokia  6720 Classic (right)

If these two look familiar, that’s because they’re basically upgraded versions of the Nokia 6210 Navigator and the Nokia 6220 Classic. When viewed at an angle, one thing you’ll notice with these new models is that they’re now slightly curved which helps provide a better over-all feel. As far as specs go, these two are almost identical with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera complete with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, Bluetooth, GPS, and 10.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity. The Nokia 6710 Navigator, aside from being a slider, also boasts of WiFi, TV-out functionality, and, for the very first time, active noise cancellation as well to help cut down on ambient noise.

The SRP for the Nokia 6710 Navigator is P19,860.00 while the Nokia 6720 Classic is understandably more affordable at just P13,350.00. These two probably won’t probably make heads turn like most touchscreen phones of today, but with its loaded specs and affordable price tag, one can’t dispute you’ll be getting your money’s worth with either of the two. The full press release after the break.

Nokia’s latest GPS devices offer the best navigation experience that Nokia Maps has to offer

Since the first Nokia Navigator made its appearance two years ago, the company has been updating and improving its location based services steadily and has now introduced the latest arrival in its Navigator line, the Nokia 6710 Navigator. Another new arrival is the Nokia 6720 classic, which builds on the Nokia heritage of traditional candybar phones that excel in all areas.

“The navigation solution provided by the Nokia 6710 Navigator is second to none and provides everything you would expect from a dedicated GPS device with all the benefits of a converged mobile device,” says Benoit Nalin, General Manager, Nokia Philippines. The solution includes the latest developments in the Maps software with real time ‘drive and walk’ navigation, full regional maps and hardware elements like the dedicated navigator key, touch area for easy zooming and a large display optimized for outdoor viewing. “We want to make the experience as simple and effective as possible, which means the navigation licenses are pre-installed and ready to use as soon as you turn on the Navigator,” continues Nalin.

The recent integration of Ovi Maps allows people to pre-plan their journey at home on their PC and synchronize with their mobile device. Additionally, Maps has been updated to include a number of new features such as high-resolution aerial images, 3D landmarks for over 200 cities, terrain maps, weather service, premium travel and events content and traffic and safety warnings. With both (with both?) the new devices including a compass, working in conjunction with the new features of Maps, the pedestrian navigation experience has been significantly improved.

To complement the impressive mapping capabilities, both the Nokia 6710 Navigator and the Nokia 6720 classic offer an improved design with a slightly curved shape, providing a pleasant feel with a soft touch surface. When holding the devices to take photos with the 5 megapixel camera, standard with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash on both handsets, the new shape makes them easier to hold. “With the high quality camera and GPS capability of both devices, geo-tagging (aren’t we supposed to use location tagging? Or have I mixed them up?) the exact location a picture is taken is easier than ever,” continues Nalin.

The Nokia 6720 classic makes sure that people also get the best voice experience with the curved design fitting perfectly to the users face and new active noise cancellation, a feature appearing for the first time in the Nokia 6720 classic, which significantly improves the quality of voice by cutting down on external ambient sounds. Of course, all other features one requires are easily accessible with up to 20 days of standby time, high speed uplink and downlink Internet access and a TV-out connection for sharing images and video.

Suggested retail price at authorized Nokia stores is PhP19, 860 for the Nokia 6710 Navigator and PhP13,350 for the Nokia 6720 classic.

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