Nokia Extends Free GPS Navigation to Series 40 Feature Phones

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Blurring the lines between smartphones and feature phones, Nokia will be extending its Nokia Maps, formerly Ovi Maps, to its Nokia S40 (Series 40) phone owners. While S40 devices resemble Symbian devices, those phones running the S40 interfaces aren’t considered smartphones and Nokia targets these devices towards new and emerging markets. The premise is similar […]

Google Contemplating Offline, Locally Stored Maps for Android?

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Google may be considering taking its turn-by-turn Google Maps with Navigation offline soon to give non-connected devices the ability to navigate sans a continuous mobile broadband connection. This would benefit the Android platform greatly in a number of ways, and could potentially allow customers a way to save on data consumption in an age where […]

Nokia to Power Bing Maps as Result of Windows Phone 7 Deal

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While details still have not been released, the latest insider information reported by Search Engine Land suggests that Nokia–and by proxy of its acquisition, Navteq–could potentially be powering mapping information on Microsoft’s Bing Maps, which is the default mapping service on Windows Phone 7 devices. All the details aren’t ironed out, and things can change, […]

Nokia Focuses on Location, Mapping for Growth

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After having launched its 3D mapping campaign through Ovi Maps at the Where 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, CA, Nokia may be looking at an even larger re-organization campaign to deliver value to users through location services an apps. Nokia will be bridging its mobile phone business together with Navteq, which it had acquired, and […]

Map-Maker Navteq Goes Crowd-Sourcing with Trapster Acquisition

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Navteq, which is a wholly-owned Nokia subsidiary, has just acquired Trapster, which is a crowd-sourcing service where motorists mark locations on the map where police have speed traps set-up. The Trapstser service is used by 9.4 million people and provide user-generated content on road checks, hazards, and other information. Whether we’ll begin to see more […]

Nokia To Offer Free GPS with Turn-by-Turn

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The GPS stand alone device market keeps getting rocked. First Google announced its new Turn-by-Turn maps feature and the end of last year for its Android platform. Stocks for stand alone GPS makers took a tumble. Now Nokia is announcing that its Turn-by-Turn Ovi Maps will be free forever on its platform. In addition to […]