FCC approves Nokia 500 GPS system, crowd goes wild


Nokia’s push into consumer GPS devices is a good thing, if you ask me. Nobody asked me, but whatevs. This GPS system has been approved by the FCC and is slated to begin selling in Europe by the end of the year.

Will the Nokia 500, like Akeem Joffer, be coming to America? The answer is uncertain. One thing that is certain, however, is Nokia’s “definitive agreement” to swallow up GPS software maker Navteq, so expect to see a fair amount of GPS devices from Nokia in the near future.

The 500 features a 4.3-inch touchscreen, support for 16GB SDHC cards, and can handle video, audio, photos, and connects to your mobile to function as a Bluetooth speakerphone. It’s expected to retail for around 300 EUR ($433 US).

FCC Approves Nokia 500 Auto Navigation GPS [MobileWhack]