Sony has announced its first GPS navigation capable handset today with the launch of the new K530. While Nokia has been bundling GPS functionality in handsets for a little while now, Sony has, until now, not entered the fray.
The K530 can give full point-to-point voice navigation. Using the included 'Tracker' sports GPS application, users can record trip speed, distances, and calorie burn while exercising for fitness training. The K530 can also deliver weather forecasts for your current location on demand. The HGE-100 doubles as a stereo handsfree device, playing music and giving directions while in use.
The 3G data capable Sony K530 boasts a built in web browser and RSS reader to make use of the high data speeds. Push email with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is also a welcome addition to a non-smartphone device. A 2.0MP camera is also available, with its 16MB of on board storage able to be supplemented with Memory Stick Micro (M2) memory cards.
- Sony Ericsson K530i Black GPS Phone (unlocked)
- Standard battery
- AC travel charger
- USB data cable
- Memory card
- Sync software CD-ROM
- User manual