Samsung Monte comes with free voice-guided navigation in the Czech Republic

If Nokia, Google and now O2 Germany can do it, so can Samsung. I’m talking about free voice-guided navigation service that comes bundled (and/or available as a free download) with the device purchase. That’s exactly what the Korean company is offering to the Monte (S5620) buyers in the Czech Republic.

NaviExpert is providing the Java-based software which works in 36 European countries, and all that’s required is a working data connection. In other words, if you’re going to use this service, you better sign-up for some unlimited data plan.

I fing it interesting that free navigation is bundled with such a mid-range device as Monte. Is this a glimpse of the future or what? Seriously, we could see a number of handset makers, platform providers and even carriers offering free navigation services with virtually every GPS-equipped handset at some point in the future. That’s definitely something to look forward to, right? ;)

In the meantime, while data plans are still somewhat expensive, I prefer having my maps pre-loaded before getting in the car.

[Via: SamsungHub]

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