Software and GPS:

Just like its predecessors, the third Navigator series handset is Symbian-based. As a whole, the interface of the Nokia 6710 Navigator is pretty much the same as the one you know from other Nokia S60 handsets. If you want to find out more about the phone contacts, messaging (with integrated Nokia Messaging) or browser (with partial Flash support) functions, please read our full text review of the Nokia N86 8MP. The only major difference is to be found in the phone calendar that is now the same as on latest Eseries cell phones, say, the E55 that we recently reviewed. There is free space in your calendar screen, dedicated to showing upcoming events and the app delivers great event personalization options. You are allowed to add event location and activate the navigation to help you get there directly from within the calendar app.

As for the most important aspect of the device, i.e. navigation, what you get is Ovi Maps version 3.0. Moreover, the Nokia 6710 Navigator comes with life-long navigational license and maps for the region you bought it in. This is way better than the 6 month trial on its predecessor, the 6210 Navigator and one of the major reasons that makes us think the upgrade is well worth it.

The GPS is a snappy performer indeed. Getting our exact location pinpointed after hardware restart took us about 2-3 minutes and localizing got almost instantaneous afterwards (about 5 seconds).

The extra features the Nokia 6710 Navigator comes with are more than decent – voice navigation no matter whether you walk or drive, 2D and 3D views, compass, terrain visualization, traffic information (not supported in certain regions), dashboard that shows your velocity, pace, altitude and co-ordinates. Keep in mind that you need to place the phone near a window when driving so as ensure the best possible reception (this is where the car stand comes in handy). Zooming in or out using the touch-sensitive area feels smooth and extremely comfy.

Still, bear in mind that Ovi Maps isn´t as good an app for certain regions as other products. We noticed several major omissions that we hope get fixed soon, because there arent’t such problems affecting Ovi Maps competitor apps, like TomTom and Garmin. It´s just too bad that you will have to buy extra maps once if you´re leaving your region.


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I am Major M. Jameel from Pakistan. I am interested to buy Nokis 6710 Navigator in Black Colour. How can you help me. Please forward details regarding availability, price, mode of payment , shipment time etc at the earliest. Thanks.
6710 Navigator
  • Display 2.6" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 0.05 GB
  • Battery 950 mAh(7.50h talk time)

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