Navigation on the mobile phone has been around for as long as phones have been packing GPS chips, but it was the iPhone with its low-cost turn-by-turn direction apps that really got people looking at the platform as a serious threat to portable GPS devices. Then Google shook things up with its free Google Maps turn-by-turn app for Android phones.
Now, Nokia is throwing down the gauntlet by reducing the price of its Ovi Maps software to the low cost of free. Editor Bonnie Cha takes a look at one of the first phones packaged with the Ovi Maps software, the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition. How does it stack up to the competition?