Free Nokia Maps Headed to S40, Anna Arrives in July
At an event in Singapore today, Nokia announced that its Series 40 handsets will come pre-loaded with Nokia Maps. Nokia Maps for Series 40 uses cell tower triangulation to locate the phone, and Nokia says it is still able to provide turn-by-turn navigation even without GPS. Nokia Maps for Series 40 will first be available to the C2-03 and will ship with local maps installed. Additional maps can be downloaded over the air. In addition to the maps announcement, Nokia also said that starting in July, the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 will ship with the Anna update to its Symbian platform. Devices already in the market will be able to download Symbian Anna via PC or over the air starting in August. Symbian Anna uses a new set of icons on the home screens, offers a portrait software QWERTY keyboard, and makes usability improvements to the photo gallery, among other enhancements.