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Nokia Bets Big On Mapping 104

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angry tapir writes "Nokia and Oracle have joined forces on mapping, with details of the deal to be announced at the Oracle OpenWorld conference. To differentiate its smartphones from the competition, Nokia is betting big on location as well as imaging technology. Oracle is expected to add Nokia's mapping technology to its applications. Part of Nokia's location strategy is signing deals for the use of its Navteq mapping technology with as many companies as possible. Besides the deal with Oracle, Nokia has recently announced contracts with car makers BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Korean Hyundai, which will all use Navteq map data in some of their vehicles. Garmin will also start using Nokia data on transit services and walking routes to power a new Urban Guidance feature, which will be available as part of its Navigon app for Android and iOS. Nokia's most important partner on navigation, though, is Microsoft. All smartphones based on Windows Phone 8 will have Nokia's Drive application as standard, while Microsoft's Bing Maps geographical search engine uses Nokia data."
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Nokia Bets Big On Mapping

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  • Evil seed (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 02, 2012 @03:21AM (#41522357)

    After Microsoft, Nokia chooses a partnership with Oracle ...
    They really started late on the evil scene, but they decided to learn fromthe best !

  • by Chrisq (894406) on Tuesday October 02, 2012 @04:04AM (#41522499)

    After Microsoft, Nokia chooses a partnership with Oracle ... They really started late on the evil scene, but they decided to learn from the best !

    Next they are going to partner with diabold and Facebook. That way they can work out who you are likely to vote for and if the don't like it give you directions to the wrong polling station. As a backup diabold will miscount as usual though.

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