Nokia smartphones to have free version of Ovi Maps

January 21, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


All Nokia smartphone users now can boast of a direction! The new Ovi Maps version that Nokia is planning to bring on to all its smartphones will be something unique for a handset. We never knew Nokia was working seriously on this ever since it bought out mapping and navigation company Navteq back in 2007 for a sum of $8.1 billion. The results are showing, and it is for sure that users will have reasons to feel elated.

The Ovi Maps free version currently supports the X6, N97 mini, E72, E55, E52, 6730 classic, 6710 Navigator, 5800 Xpressmusic, 5800 Navigation Edition and the 5230. More are to be added. The new, free version of Ovi Maps comes immensely rich with turn-by-turn voice navigation for 74 countries in 46 languages, real-time traffic updates for 10 countries, and maps for over 180 countries. Wow, indeed. Nokia users can have their free downloads at

With this feature soon to come on Nokia smartphones, it is for sure that the handsets will beat Google’s Android OS, which had US only free turn-by-turn navigation features on its version 1.6. Meanwhile, compared with the free of cost navigation offered by Nokia, Apple’s iPhone now charges users a yearly fee.

(Via Gizmag)

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