Nokia in deal with América Móvil for handset navigation

Wireless operator to sell premium service

Nokia in deal with América Móvil for handset navigation
Nokia announced today a partnership with América Móvil to bring Nokia Maps Navigation to América Móvil consumers in Latin America. The two industry leaders will collaborate to bring cutting edge location-based services to América Móvil consumers who purchase Nokia GPS-enabled phones. America Móvil currently has over 186 million wireless subscribers. In the last quarter of 2008 Nokia shipped 13.3 million units to Latin America.

The basic Nokia Maps service is made available free of charge in all Nokia GPS-enabled devices. Users wanting the premium voice-guided navigation service will be able to purchase it from the operator. América Móvil is one of the first mobile service providers in the world to make this capability available to its customers. The service will start in Mexico in March, and coming soon to other markets where América Móvil operates, said a Nokia press release.

Wednesday, February 18th 2009

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