Nokia 330 Auto Navigation Announced

Nokia 330 Auto Navigation AnnouncedNokia has announced its first dedicated personal navigation device covering all of Europe-land, the Nokia 330 Auto Navigation.

The Nokia 330 includes full Europe coverage, sports a large 3.5 inch colour touch screen, spoken directions and comes with a raft of multimedia widgets to keep le continental traveller ‘appy.

Featuring an integrated GPS receiver, the Nokia 330 device comes bundled with a 2GB memory card containing the preinstalled Europe-wide map data aling with detailed travel information.

The Nokia 330 uses the ROUTE 66 Navigate 7 application and views can be flipped between 2D/3D and day or night views, with options to change the language or volume of the spoken guide.

To help stave off boredom in Brussels and ennui in Eindhoven, the Auto Navigation also includes a music player, photo viewer and video player (but don’t go watching Rocky V when you’re driving folks! Well, we wouldn’t recommend you watch it any time, but that’s a different story).

Nokia 330 Auto Navigation AnnouncedAnd now some corporate guff

“Consumers are increasingly eager to use personal navigation devices while driving and we are delighted to introduce the Nokia 330 Auto Navigation device to meet this demand,” purred Razvan Olosu, vice president, Multimedia Enhancements at Nokia.

“Nokia 330 Auto Navigation complements the recently announced GPS and navigation solutions from Nokia.”

Nokia 330 Auto Navigation Announced“Finding your way across Europe is simple with this comprehensive navigation package, including an integrated GPS receiver and European maps,” he added.

The Nokia 330 Auto Navigation is expected to turn up in “select channels” in Europe during the fourth quarter 2006 for around EUR 360 – £240 (sans le taxes).


2 thoughts on “Nokia 330 Auto Navigation Announced”

  1. Worst GPS device ever, do not buy.
    Sorry guys, this post will probably be removed.
    Nokia 330 is a crap !!!!
    It’s the most buggy GPS device I ever seen. First of all, it exposes USB identier 0xFFFF with name ‘DEBUG PLEASE CHANGE FOR RELEASE’ (attach it to the pc, and look at driver description of the device in device manager). Only for that if I was Nokia CEO I would brutally kill the manager who approwed this product with my hands. It also identified it self ‘Nokia phone’ to the PC. Nokia really lost a lot of image in my eyes (actually it never had too much trust anyway)
    Whole device feels like they assembled it from completely different parts in the garage (I know they bough some company that does those GPS, so they definately have that garage standing somewhere). It does not want to remember the settings, it does not play videos behalve crappy M$ WMV (and you also have to find that WMV that is playble) and for such amount of money, they evben do not provide 220V charger !!!!! Common, it costs $5 for the company, but not, that probably will sell it for EUR40 in shops. I think it’s a robbery. If someone buys this, he is either completely stupid or the salesman is the best from all :)

  2. Serge – remove a comment? We wouldn’t hear of such a thing.

    Wow – pretty damming review. We haven’t had our hands on the 330, so we only have don’t know for ourselves.

    Your comments on the software makes it sound like it was rushed out of the door.

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