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Get real time traffic updates from Nokia’s Ovi Maps for mobile devices and for web

The latest version of Nokia’s mobile mapping and navigation software, Ovi Maps, is now available for download at www.nokia.com/maps. The new version of Ovi Maps for mobile devices opens up a new world of context-aware and location based services for consumers and includes a range of new features such as high-resolution aerial images, 3D landmarks for over 200 cities, terrain maps and a new route overview in Drive – the turn-by- turn car navigation guide. Nokia is also pleased to announce a partnership with Australian company Sentinel Content to integrate Sentinel’s Live Road Sense® Traffic as a free service from www.maps.ovi.com and a subscription based service on Nokia’s GPS devices running the latest version of Ovi Maps for mobile devices. The service will initially cover Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and will be expanded to include other Australian cities later in the year.
  • 03 July, 2009 10:34

<p>Get real time traffic updates from Nokia’s Ovi Maps for mobile devices and for web</p>
<p>Nokia and Sentinel join forces to bring real time traffic updates to Australian consumers</p>
<p>Australian consumers are now able to get real time traffic updates such as traffic incidents, road closures
and other delays that could affect their journey from Ovi Maps on web (www.maps.ovi.com) and via their
Nokia GPS enabled phone carrying the latest Maps application for mobile devices.</p>
<p>Nokia has joined forces with Australian company Sentinel Content to integrate Sentinel’s Live Road Sense®
Traffic as a free service from www.maps.ovi.com and a subscription based service on Nokia’s GPS devices
running the latest version of Ovi Maps for mobile devices. The service will initially cover Sydney, Melbourne
and Brisbane and will be expanded to include other Australian cities later in the year.</p>
<p>Nokia Australia’s business manager, software and services, Bruce Webb said: “Not only can your phone tell
you where to go, it can now tell you what to avoid. This is the first service of its kind on mobiles in
Australia and the first outside of Europe for Nokia.”</p>
<p>Sentinel’s managing director Craig Morrison said: “We have been working closely with Nokia to integrate
Road Sense Traffic for Australia and are pleased to be launching the service for Nokia’s customers. Having
real-time traffic information at your finger tips can save commuters time and money. It’s all about arriving
at your destination safely, efficiently and more cost-effectively.”</p>
<p>Sentinel’s Road Sense Traffic service uses the most comprehensive and reliable data sources available
including government road transport authorities, local councils and independent reported information.
The aggregated information is then validated and checked by Sentinel’s team of traffic operations staff
based in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.</p>
<p>Nokia GPS enabled devices running the latest version of Ovi Maps for mobiles include the N86 and 6720,
which will launch in Q3 09.</p>
<p>Nokia GPS enabled devices that can be upgraded to the latest version of Ovi Maps for mobiles include the
Nokia 6120 Navigator, Nokia E71, Nokia E66, Nokia N82, Nokia N85, Nokia N78, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB,
Nokia 6220, Nokia N97 and Nokia N85. The latest Maps application is available for download at
www.nokia.com/maps.</p>
<p>Consumers can subscribe directly from their compatible handset for AUD$6.99 per month or AUD$35.99 for
a yearly subscription.</p>
<p>About Nokia
Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we
are connecting people in new and different ways - fusing advanced mobile technology with personalised
services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map
information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through
Nokia Siemens Networks. www.nokia.com</p>
<p>About Sentinel Content
Sentinel Content is a leading provider of wholesale real-time traffic and other dynamic location based traveller
information services such as road safety locations, fuel pricing, parking pricing, news, sport, weather and
accommodation. The services meet authority, industry and commuter needs for improved road efficiency and
driver safety. Sentinel’s source information is provided by a team of GIS field surveyors, traffic operators and
content partners which include Australia’s leading government road transport authorities. For more information visit www.sentinelcontent.com</p>
<p>Media Enquiries</p>
<p>Open Haus
Kate Harper or Nicole Kennedy
Ph : (02) 8353 5792 or (02) 8353 5791
Email : nokia@openhaus.net.au</p>

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