Retailer MTS has just announced in Russia the debut of a new smartphone, that’s both affordable and packed with useful mapping features. I’m talking about the MTS 962, a handset with satellite navigation system, supporting both GLONASS and GPS.


MTS 962 offers a pedestrian and automobile mode and has 3D maps of Russia and foreign countries, plus voice prompts. It can also show good routers, traffic jams and traffic changes. The phone costs $169 dollars and comes bundled with special offers for free package minutes, SMS and Internet traffic. The handset also ships with a preinstalled mobile payment functions, Mobile TV access and a special media portal app. As far as specs go, the phone supports 3G connectivity, weighs 122 grams and measures 12.4mm in thickness.

The device runs Android 2.3.7, supports Google Play Store access and features a 3.2 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. There’s a 3 megapixel camera at the back, FM radio too, a microSD card slot, WiFi, Bluetooth and a Li-Ion 1150 mAh battery.

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