Nokia introduced the Nokia 6260 slide, its first phone integrating GPS with the Series 40 software. This new phone includes a 5 Mpixel camera and Wi-Fi connectivity, it is expected to ship at the beginning of 2009 for an estimated retail price of €299, before taxes and subsidies.
“The Nokia 6260 slide brings GPS into the Series 40 software platform for the first time, really signifying navigation arriving in the mass market”, said a Nokia statement. Nokia Maps for series 40 was released a few months ago but until now a separate Bluetooth receiver was necessary to use of the turn by turn navigation feature.
Nokia also released a new software development kit (SDK) for this Series 40 6th Edition software. Among many other improvements, this SDK supports the Java-based location API (JSR-179) for navigation and location-aware services.