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April 29, 2011

Russia’s new smartphone lays down challenge for GPS

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By Katia Moskvitch, BBC

Is it a smartphone, or is it a piece of political propaganda? When the MTS Glonass 945 Android device hit the stores earlier this month it was dubbed “Russia’s answer to iPhone”. But the first ever handset able to receive signals from both GPS and the rival Glonass satellite positioning system appears to be leaving consumers underwhelmed. Some have blamed its 11,000 roubles (£237) price tag. Others question why normal phone owners would need multiple positioning technologies.

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