Nokia 6710 Navigator now exclusively available to Singtel customers
Singapore, 21 August 2009 -- Nokia and Singtel jointly announce the launch of Nokia’s new navigation champion, the Nokia 6710 exclusive to Singtel on 22 August.
A range of attractive services await Singtel mobile customers who purchase a Nokia 6710. In conjunction with the 2009 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, the phone will be preloaded with a mobile racing application, he Singtel Race Mobile Guide. Racing fans can receive the latest news highlights, read about their favorite 2009 ingTel Grid Girls, and easily locate race events using Nokia Maps.
The Nokia 6710 will come with Walk and Drive Navigation’ (device lifetime license coverage for Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand), City Explorer (2 year license) on All Region, and for the first time on a mobile device, real time Traffic Information service (2 year license). With the City Explorer, consumers get access to maps plus a host of relevant and useful travel information on the location, event happenings and weather updates no matter where they are in the world. Using Traffic Information consumers will not only receive up-to-date traffic information, but the Nokia Navigation solution will also guide them around any traffic congestion. The sales package will also include a 2 GB microSD card bundle pre-loaded with Map data of SEAP (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia).
Customers will also enjoy six months' free subscription to Singtel Locator, a location-based service allowing them to know the whereabouts of their loved ones. In addition, customers who sign up for a 3G Flexi plan will enjoy free unlimited local data for three months to explore the navigation features on the powerful Nokia 6710 handset with peace of mind.
To complement the impressive mapping capabilities, the Nokia 6710 Navigator offers an improved design from its predecessors with a slightly curved shape, providing a pleasant feel with a soft touch surface. The device also has a 5 megapixel camera, with standard with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash on board to help you store those wonderful memories along the way. One can even geo-tag, which makes it even easier to pin point the exact location a picture was taken.
"The Nokia 6710 Navigator is a very powerful communications tool that comes with a very strong GPS solution,” said Vlasta Berka, General Manager of Nokia Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. “This is the first time that consumers will be able to enjoy real time Traffic Information right on their mobile devices. With the traffic information, consumers will be able to receive information on traffic congestion on their device, which will automatically update their travel plan and suggest an alternative route (when possible). The 6710 Navigator will also include the latest version of Nokia Maps with real time 'drive and walk' navigation, full regional maps and hardware elements like the dedicated navigator key, touch area for easy zooming and a large display optimized for outdoor viewing,” continued Vlasta.
"We are pleased to be the exclusive telco in Singapore to collaborate with Nokia to offer the Nokia 6710. This unique phone packs a punch with its multiple navigation features, making it a breeze for customers to navigate their way around Singapore and abroad. With the Singtel Race Mobile Guide, racing enthusiasts can access the latest race information, insights, and event promotions at their fingertips, anytime anywhere,” said Shane Da Silva, Vice President of Consumer Sales, Singtel.
“In addition, the free unlimited local data offer for three months enables customers to surf on-the-move and take full advantage of the live navigation services with peace of mind. Together with “live” traffic information and the free Singtel Locator service, this device is ideal for our customers who are constantly on the move and they will find the complimentary location-based services very useful,” added Mr Da Silva.
The Nokia 6710 Navigator is available at all Singtel shops, hello! stores, exclusive retailers and www.singtelshop.com from 22 August 2009.
Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways - fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
Singtel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments worldwide. Committed to bringing the best of global communications to customers in Asia Pacific and beyond, Singtel provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms, as well as infocomm technology and pay TV.
Singtel’s network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States, enables it to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers. Together with its regional partners, it is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving 262 million customers in eight markets.