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Nokia Rebrands Maps as HERE, Coming to Other Platforms

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Nov 13, 2012, 1:47 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome
updated Nov 13, 2012, 1:48 PM

Nokia today announced "HERE" as its new brand for mapping and location services and apps. Currently available through Microsoft platforms such as Windows Phone, Nokia will now be expanding with an app for Apple's iOS and an SDK for Android manufacturers to integrate the HERE map service into Android-based phones. The company also announced a partnership with Mozilla to bring HERE maps to Firefox OS. Furthermore, Nokia plans to acquire earthmine, a company specializing in 3D capture and processing. The HERE app for iOS is expected to be available in Apple's App Store in the coming weeks.

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bobc74

Nov 13, 2012, 6:40 PM

Here?

I already know where I am. They should have called it THERE, instead. Because that's what I need to know, how to get THERE.
Lol Well, from what they have said about it, its much like MS WP7 map and search feature. It lets you scout what's around you, at the time. But, you can do that for a location you're trying to get to, too. Maybe, they should have called it, Here and T...
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bkw79

Nov 13, 2012, 2:49 PM

Voice-Activated, Turn by Turn Navigation?

Anyone know if this will have Voice-Activated, Turn by Turn Navigation?
Probably, since Nokia maps did, from my understanding. The rebranding isn't just because of the deal but, because it just fits better, since it will be on non Nokia WP8 devices.
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