Scheduler, camera, music player â€" oh, and a telephone. Mobile phones increasingly are every gadget possible rolled into one. The next frontier, reports Reuters, is GPS navigation.
Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia already sells a mobile phone with an integrated navigation device (for a hefty 700 euros â€" about $950), but â€œother top vendors are expected to follow shortly, hoping to make 2007 the breakthrough year for cell phone navigation,â€ Reuters reports. â€œNokia, which bought into the navigation industry last year with the acquisition of German firm Gate5, rolled out a free Nokia Maps service in February, giving away maps and routing data while charging consumers for a turn-by-turn navigation service.â€