Nokia Adds Free Turn-By-Turn Navigation To Smartphones

Google made some headlines when it added free turn-by-turn navigation to phones featuring the Android OS. And now Nokia has officially raised the bet with its new Ovi Maps.

Google made some headlines when it added free turn-by-turn navigation to phones featuring the Android OS. And now  Nokia has officially raised the bet with its new Ovi Maps with turn-by-turn available to 10 of its smartphones. The maps application is free to download.

Unlike Google’s service, which is limited only to the U.S., Nokia’s Ovi Maps is a global affair, available in 74 countries and 46 different languages. According to the company, the new feature could reach 20 million handsets worldwide.

Next features are included with Ovi Maps: driving directions, real-time traffic information, automatic rerouting, directions for foot travel, free maps and updates, and Lonely Planet guides.

Newly ordained Nokia GPS navigators are as follows: 5230, 5800 XpressMusic, 5800 NavigationEdition, 6710 Navigator, 6730 classic E52, E55, E72, N97 mini and X6. [Nokia via Dvice]

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