The Nokia 5140, A Sailor’s Phone

Last week I had a post on the potential of using your phone as a chartplotter. Nokia has just released a new phone, the 5140, which comes with a digital compass. Once calibrated, it does a decent job at pointing out the right direction and users can set a specific bearing to follow. Of course it is water resistant, but it lacks Bluetooth support. Would have been nice if it could communicate with one of those Bluetooth GPS devices…
“An uber sporty rubber-and-translucent plastic shell encases the interior electronics and provides excellent protection against the elements. The phone worked fine after being dunked in water, kept in the fridge overnight and dropped repeatedly. It would appear extremely difficult to damage the inner core of this handset with water as the battery is further protected by a water-resistant cover beneath the outer shell.”

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