Samsung phones to use Nokia’s Navteq map data

Samsung, one of Nokia’s fiercest competitors, will use Navteq maps on several of its handsets that should be available in no less than 76 markets worldwide. 

Acquired by Nokia in 2008 for about $8.1 billion, Navteq currently provides Geographic Information Systems data and digital navigation maps for giant companies like Garmin, Yahoo and BMW. 

Reportedly, the first Samsung phone to use Nokia’s Navteq maps is the Omnia HD i8910 (pictured below), which should be available starting May, coming with Symbian S60 5th Edition on board.

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Nokia’s Symbian smartphones are already using Navteq data, which is integrated in the Nokia Maps service.

Via Telecoms Korea

Author: Ilinca Nita

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