Michael Halbherr, from Nokia, says Nokia is planning to include positioning support to all their phone models and satellite positioning (GPS) to every second phone.

Nokia estimates it will happen before 2010-2012. Now Nokia has five GPS supported phones and four more are already published. Estimation of sold GPS-units this year are 35 million. Amazing numbers.

Nokia will also improve their map services Ovi, to toughen the competition against Google. Service will work seamlessly between mobile and desktop browser. Desktop will function as routing planner on top of the map and user can follow created route with mobile application.

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(original (c) Reuters).

This is for developers: GPS (Location) capability will not require certificate signing in S60 devices v. 3.2 and above. It will be user granted option, which is good for development sake.