Verizon launches GPS Navigation service


Verizon Wireless joined the line of Sprint, Nextel, and other carriers in offering GPS Navigation services to their customers by announcing its VZ Navigator. The new service is offered at the price of $10 per month or $3 per day for those, who need it just while they are traveling. The monthly fee is per phone as Verizon is currently not offering a discounted family plan. VZ Navigator uses software called AtlasBook, developed by Networks in Motion. It works through triangulation of the phone's position via cell towers, loads the relevant Navteq maps, and then connects to the GPS satellites to give the user specific coordinates. VZ Navigator is initially launched only on the recently introduced Motorola V325, which costs about $80, but the company states that other phones are to follow later in 2006. The main features of the Motorola V325 are:

  • 65k color TFT main display

  • built-in VGA (640x480) camera with flash

  • BREW

  • WAP 2.0 Internet browser

  • built-in speakerphone

Motorola V325 Full Specification List





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