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Nokia announces support to GLONASS

Moscow, Russia: Russia secured Nokia’s backing of its GLONASS navigation satellite system. The world’s largest phone maker by volume, Nokia aims to release its first cellphone supporting GLONASS in 2012, announced the head of GLONASS operator NIS GLONASS, Alexander Gurko.
According to Reuters report, GLONASS as well as European space program Galileo and China’s Compass, are set to break over 20 years of unrivalled dominance of GPS as countries seek to cut their reliance on it. The move will help to speed up the penetration of the technology in the consumer markets, with the local market being only a marginal slice of the area Russia is targeting with GLONASS.
NIS GLONASS is a joint venture between Russian state space agency Roskosmos and oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema.
Source: Reuters