Nokia 770 Navigation kit

I missed it, but recently Navicore released the Nokia 770 Navigation Kit. You can see the press release. The system is being sold through Nokia's site, but was

Here is a full rundown of the features and there is a good good review at pycage.

I think it looks really interesting, especially the idea of not having to carry "yet another gadget". It supports downloading traffic and weather info over a GPRS connection. But as Pycage mentions, the prices is a little high - 200 Euro for just the Nav upgrade. And it's also Europe only at the moment, not so useful in the US or when traveling to New Zealand.

Maemo Mapper by comparison is free, and hackable. It just doesn't come preloaded with maps or quite as many features.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.