Rogers & Nokia launch “Nokia Maps, with GPS functionality”

Kate O'Brien

September 10, 2008 2:41 am

Rogers Wireless and Nokia announced the Canadian availability of “Nokia Maps, with GPS functionality and featuring Location Based Services”.

Basically this will help you get to where you need to go easier, possible faster. You can plan your route and see maps from over 160 countries and “millions” of points of interest. Nokia Maps come with several views such as satellite images, street maps, or combinations of the two. In addition, it gives you turn-by-turn visual and voice guidance in 46 languages and if you get into trouble just hit the re-rout button and you are golden to avoid trouble areas.

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Here are the important quotes from Nokia and Rogers:
“The Canadian telecom market is going through tremendous change and consumers are increasingly demanding advanced multimedia devices and services,” said Richard White, general manager and head of country operations for Nokia Canada.

John Boynton, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless said “This agreement with Nokia gives Rogers customers a rich mobile gaming experience that is unique in the marketplace and an unparalleled mobile mapping application. It makes tremendous business sense for Rogers because these are two of the most in-demand applications for mobile devices.”