If you’re looking for a GPS subscription service, you can add the Nokia E62 from Cingular to your list. The wireless carrier just announced support for their TeleNav GPS service on the E62, a Symbian smartphone that can be had for $99 or less. You can trial the service for free during a one-month period, after that, you’ll have to ante up to stay in the GPS game. The "big blind" is $9.95 a month for unlimited use while the "small blind" is $5.99 a month for up to 10 trips. Features include:
– Voice and onscreen turn-by-turn directions – Users may enter or call in
a destination and TeleNav GPS Navigator computes the route. During the
drive, users get up-to-the minute guidance and will automatically be
re-routed if you miss a turn. Users can also preview their routes
before they begin driving and specify preferences including highways
– Biz Finder – Allows users to find businesses and services, including
Wi-Fi hotspots, ATMs, restaurants, hotels, gas stations and easily
navigate to them with the click of a button. Biz Finder also allows
users to quickly look up and call the phone number for a business.
– Fuel Finder – Allows users to save money by finding the lowest gas
prices within a five-mile or wider radius.
– Spot Marker – Helps users easily find their car wherever it is parked
it, such as in a large parking lot or on an unfamiliar downtown street.
– Pedestrian Mode – Allows users to use TeleNav GPS Navigator while they
are walking to help guide them on long walks or through crowded
– My Favorites – Allows users to save addresses for easy access later.
Some of the advanced search features look interesting, but I fold when it comes to GPS subscriptions. If I need GPS that much, I’d prefer a dedicated, one-time fee unit, but that’s just me. How about you: does a GPS service make you "flush" with desire?