Verizon releases phone with high res camera and road navigation

By Justin Mann on
As technologies like GPS become more commonplace, we're starting to see emphasis put on things like automated roadmaps in cars and handheld GPS units for backpackers. Thus, it's not great surprise when Verizon unveiled their new SCH-a990 Samsung phone, which comes equipped with a built in road navigation system. Dubbed the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator, it supports mapping, driving directions and something called “points of interest”.

Coming it at around $350, the price is in-line with other high-tech phones, and is quite a bit cheaper than most standalone navigation and mapping systems. It has everything else you'd expect from a phone of that price range, as well as a fairly high resolution built in camera at 3.2Mpx. High for a phone, that is. Pretty soon we'll have phones that make it impossible to get lost – assuming you can afford the monthly service charges.

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