Nokia to distribute Lonely Planet’s city guides

Nokia to distribute Lonely Planet’s city guides
Nokia is continuing the broadening of its online catalogue of city guides for Nokia Maps, its local search and navigation application. The Finnish company said today it has teamed up with Lonely Planet to make over 100 city guides available to Nokia Maps users. Each city guide will cost €7.99.

"Lonely Planet is a well known brand amongst travellers and stands for adventure and editorial independence," said Maximilian Schierstadt, head of media partnerships, Nokia context based services. "We are very excited to offer their expert local recommendations and itineraries to our Nokia Maps consumers, which will allow Nokia to continue to innovate and enable compelling location aware experiences."

Nokia is also sourcing city guides from Berlitz, WCities, Insight Guides and Polyglott (in German). [As we noticed in a previous article]article: 865 quality may vary. Additionally, Nokia removed the 10 minutes preview option previously available; so the size of the download is now the only indication of the content worthiness.

At the time of publishing the Lonely Planet guides were not yet available for download.

Tuesday, August 19th 2008

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