Monday, September 26, 2005

NAVTEQ Joint Venture Provides Maps for Nokia

NAVTEQ's Chinese joint venture, NAV2, is providing Nokia with map data for its newly launched Nokia Wireless GPS Module. The solution integrates the hardware, software and digital map data needed for a navigation experience using all smartphones based on the Nokia Series 60 platform, and a wide range of compatible PDAs or PCs. The Nokia LD-1W will be available in China in the fourth quarter of 2005.

The Nokia LD-1W provides users with an easy-to-use mobile navigation solution. Its standard sales package includes the GPS module and a 256MB multimedia card (MMC) that contains a mobile navigation application from ROUTE 66 and the map of Greater China provided by NAV2. Users can use the navigation application by inserting the MMC card into a compatible smartphone and launching the application. The device then establishes a Bluetooth connection between the phone and the Nokia LD-1W.

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