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You will see an increasing number of travel apps populating the Ovi Store (where apps can be discovered, downloaded, and installed on Nokia devices), not only for North America and Western Europe, but also for Asia, Russia, and South America, where Nokia has very high market shares.
The Ovi store is a great opportunity for travel companies to engage with new customers, as it is a truly global mobile distribution channel, with over 180 countries now accessing it in over 30 languages.
Can you elaborate on your plans for preloading the new Ovi Maps and its integration with travel guides?
Robert Rogers: It can’t be understated how important the free navigation announcement is for the success of location-based services, not only on Nokia devices, but on mobile devices in general.
From March onwards, all new Nokia GPS-enabled smartphones will include the new version of Ovi Maps, pre-loaded with local country map data, with high-end walk and drive navigation and access to Lonely Planet and Michelin travel guides at no extra cost.Robert Rogers: Nokia is in a great position to offer a compelling platform for the travel industry.Through our Ovi services, which allow easy access to key functionalities both on PC or mobile, we are able to give our partners in the travel space presence via both channels.Given that travel is generally planned on a PC, but it’s your mobile that ultimately takes the trip with you, I think this is a key differentiator.Nokia has recently launched a free map and navigation service for its handsets that analysts believe could challenge standalone satnav devices.