Nokia Gives Ovi Maps New Direction Ã¢â‚¬â€ Free Navigation Forever
Some would argue that Google Maps navigation is a Ã¢â‚¬Å“killer appÃ¢â‚¬Â on their Android handset. That makes me wonder if NokiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ovi Maps would then be deemed a Ã¢â‚¬Å“killer app killerÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€ the handset maker today announced free map navigation (both walk and drive) forever on Nokia handsets. Google Maps is free, you say? Sure it is, but Nokia is one-upping the freeness with offline usefulness. And not just on one subset of devices either. The free navigation service is initially available on 10 different models with detailed maps in over 180 countries. Nokia also claims that their hybrid-vector mapping system uses 10 times less bandwidth than GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, which is a carrierÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dream. And the ability to use the navigation features even while offline keeps the consumer happy, too.
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