Ovi Maps Makes Summer Travel Easier and More Fun

May 27, 2010

ESPOO, Finland, May 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Ovi Maps, the free
walk and drive navigation service from Nokia (NYSE:NOK), announced new
partnerships that deliver more relevant information on more points of
interest making travelling easier than ever. With summer holidays fast
approaching, the updated Ovi Maps gives travelers and locals alike the
ability to find the most interesting places and sites in the area, making
traveling less about getting from A to B and more about enjoying everything
in between.

Ovi delivers unique mobile experiences that mix content with the best
location, social networking and connectivity services and is the go to-place
for discovering, sharing and enjoying lifestyle content and entertainment,
all from a Nokia smartphone.

New partnership with Qype delivers community based recommendations

Ovi Maps now includes Qype, Europe’s biggest portal for local
community-based reviews, helping people find new places wherever they are,
leaving nothing overlooked.

Initially offering information on more than 20,000 cities, the Qype
community enriches Ovi Maps with hundreds of thousands of reviews and
recommendations from locals and travelers on many European hotspots like
cafes, shops, spas and hotels, giving the inside track before arriving. And,
with a new post added to Qype every 40 seconds, people are assured to have
the latest information to help them make the best choices no matter what they
are looking for.

More tailored and personal trips

In total,Ovi Maps now offers Nokia smartphone users access to more than
25 million points of interest worldwide. Whether people are looking for a
souvenir shop or a youth hostel, trips can be personalized and planned right
down to the last detail with map data from NAVTEQ and city guides from Lonely
Planet, WCities and Michelin. Agreements with leading directory companies
such as telegate in Germany, Turkey Yellow Pages and Yell Publicidad-Paginas
Amarillas in Spain make it even easier than before to find the closest
pharmacy, cash machine, shop or service. Hotel booking services such as HRS
and Expedia make it easy to find a place to stay.

In-car navigation made easier

For people planning a road trip, Nokia has started to include car kits
with new smartphones in-the-box* at no extra cost which makes finding new
places and navigating whilst driving safe and easy. And, with the added
convenience of pedestrian routes for exploring cities on foot, swapping the
phone from car to pocket makes navigating around new places easier, no matter
how people choose to do it.

Holidaymakers can plan routes before leaving the house, on a computer or
laptop and simply upload them onto a Nokia device to use when abroad. This
saves time searching for routes when out and about and enables people to use
maps in offline mode, reducing roaming costs when traveling in foreign

The latest version of Ovi Maps (3.04) is available to download for free
from http://www.nokia.com/maps

* Nokia now supplies car kits in-the-box with nine of its smartphones. A
car holder and car charger are included with the Nokia 5800 Navigation
Edition, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 6710 Navigator, and the Nokia X6. A
car holder is now included with the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia E52, Nokia
E72 and Nokia 5230.

About Nokia

At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced
technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to
what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.2 billion people connect to one
another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and
high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices
with innovative services through Ovi (http://www.ovi.com), including music,
maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive
digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks
provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks


SOURCE Nokia Corporation

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