Samsung Electronics launched a global positioning system (GPS) navigator featuring wireless connectivity.

Late Wednesday the firm announced the new portable product, dubbed STT-D370, which enables users to find their way in a vehicle or while walking.

Samsung is leading the convergence technology to make people's lives more convenient. We will continue to deliver a wider range of convergence terminals that incorporate next-generation telecommunication technologies, said Ki-tae Lee, President of Samsung's Telecommunications Network Business.

In addition to selecting routes and displaying map information, the South Korean firm also said the device features Bluetooth wireless technology, allowing users to connect to cell-phones.

A microphone and speaker phone, embedded in the navigator enables users to make or receive phone calls and SMS text messages when it is linked to a mobile telephone.

The device is available in South Korea, and is priced at around $600. Plans to bring the unit abroad have not been announced.