November 9, 2006
Helio unveils phone with location services
Helio, a venture of EarthLink Inc. and SK Telecom, teamed up with Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. to deliver a new phone with features such as a friend locator service and driving directions. Reuters reports.
"Wireless provider Helio said its customers would be able to find out their current location and look up traffic conditions or directions to specific addresses by using Google maps and satellite positioning technology in Samsung's Drift phone.
The phone, which sells for $255, also gives users the option to look up the location of nearby friends, or to have their own location show up on their friends' cell phones."
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