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Nokia has redesigned its Ovi Maps navigation software and has decided to stop making users pay for turn-by-turn guidance. It's hard to conclude that this is not simply a response to Google’s creation of Map Navigation, a free route guidance app for Android devices. Ovi Maps Ovi Maps: 3D landmarks help you see where you are …


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  1. Neur0mancer
    Jobs Halo


    So when will this Map Navigation be available on the iphone?

  2. Jaques Croissant

    Too little, too late

    This would be really exciting if their flagship device wasn't unusably buggy and horrid... :(

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    Superb !

    I've already tried TomTom, Sygic, Garmin, CoPilot, etc on my old but supremely functional N95 8GB, and Ovi beats them all (for me anyway). Paying for route guidance was a pain in the butt though, unless I wanted to be a naughty boy. Well done Nokia !

  4. gautam

    Oh well!

    Whoever said competition is good for the consumers - bless! But what abt the 8 billion paid by them for the firm?? tch tch. What a waste! Why cant they offer cheaper smartphones instead?

  5. iMlite

    Feature price plans?

    So, what of those Nokia phone users who paid extra for the 'Comes with Navigation' features now free to all and sundrey?

    Personaly, I will be downloading this - always useful when out and about and as its free I wont complain - now whys it sending me right when the sign says next truning on the left?

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