Nokia Buys Navigation Company
Sep 1, 2006, 2:46 PM by (staff)
Nokia yesterday announced it has purchased Gate5, a company that provides navigation software and data. Gate5 provides software for Symbian as well as a number of handheld platforms including Windows Mobile, Palm and Linux. Their software and travel guides also power well known GPS platforms like TomTom. Nokia intends to bring Gate5 navigation to devices like NSeries smartphones and the 770 internet tablet, but will allow the company to remain independent and develop new products for all platforms. Gate5 is working on a hybrid mapping platform that allows you to cache new maps over the air before they are needed, or request them while on a new route instead of having to preload them from a PC.
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