Sat-nav on a mobile phone is nothing new but now Orange has come up with the first network offering.The aptly named Orange Sat-Nav (guess the marketing budget’s being saved for the office Chrimbo party) works across a range of the colourful network’s business handsets. It works in the same way as Wayfinder, a mobile product that’s been around a few years now, by downloading maps on the fly rather than storing them on the phone.Map of luxuryA Bluetooth GPS unit keeps track of where you are while fresh map data is downloaded by 3G or GPRS. So rather than stale old maps that plot you as ploughing through fields Richard Hammond-style each time you hit a new piece of tarmac, Orange’s cartography should always be bang up to date.We also like the fact that, like an annoying younger sister, it’ll read your address book to save you tapping in a contact’s details.The UK, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands are thrown in, while the rest of Europe can be had for an extra £28 a year. Traffic info will set you back the same. For now it’s only available for business users with Symbian, Windows Mobile or Blackberry devices – no news yet on when the rest of us will be able to try it.
Orange Sat-Nav Price: £150 +VAT On sale: Now Contact: Orange Business