Olympic rower James Cracknell is doing his bit for the Sport Relief charity by travelling from England to Morocco using human power alone. He’s going to row the Channel, cycle through France and Spain, and then swim the Straits of Gibraltar. Nokia has got involved too, supplying Cracknell with an N82 to help navigate the journey.
So, he’ll be using the phone’s A-GPS feature to plot his route, while Nokia has set up a dedicated website for people to track HIS position, using the same feature. Meanwhile, Cracknell will be shooting photos and video along the way on his N82, uploaded via Wi-Fi. Are there many hotspots in the French mountains?
I’m not sure how the N82 will help during the swimming leg, although the Straits of Gibraltar are apparently shark-infested, so perhaps the handset has a built-in snout-poker to get him out of trouble. Or at least the ability to fire off an SOS message demanding a bigger boat.