Win for the Fins: Could Nokia Win the Mobile Map Battle?

pygmalion05 —  October 2, 2012 — 1 Comment

Credit: Nokia.com

Very soon, Nokia may NOT be a major phone player, but it looks like the company’s here to stay in the battle over map supremacy.

Everyone agrees that mobile is the future — and a large part of that has to do with map data and location services.

Nokia has signed Oracle to provide exactly that, as it already does for other partners, like Microsoft, Yahoo and Amazon. (Not a shabby client list!)

In 2007, Nokia acquired mapping company Navteq to make its own cartography service relevant. The company has fought hard and hasn’t done too shabby — in fact, its service has even been judged solid enough to replace Bing maps in Windows Phone 8.

Given Apple’s recent stumble with its nav app using data from TomTom, Nokia is looking a little less foolish for having missed out on the smartphone market. It may yet win the fight against Google and Apple and re-emerge as a one of the major players among the tech companies.

It may even spur them to create the next great communication device!

Read full coverage on Nokia and the mobile map battle from Gizmodo here:

Could Nokia Win the Map Battle?

One response to Win for the Fins: Could Nokia Win the Mobile Map Battle?

  1. 

    I miss my Nokia. I had Nokias for 11 years, even my smartphone was a Nokia. I like the iPhone, but I’m already having problems with mine and I haven’t had it a year yet, and this maps thing is annoying – I refuse to upgrade to iOS6 because I rely very heavily on my maps feature and love it just the way it is. So yea dealing with Apple is annoying. Go Nokia!

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