Nokia inks deal with Oracle to provide map data
While this deal does not represent Nokia’s biggest partnership, its timing is not insignificant. Recently, Oracle was unsuccessful in its lawsuit against Google, and had to pay a portion of Google’s legal fees as a result. What also highlights the deal are the recent revelations over Apple’s new Maps app, which proved have serious performance issues and became the topic of many jokes which ultimately led to an official apology from Apple.
While Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has had a mixed reception from many Nokia fans since joining the company in 2010, he made it a priority for Nokia to capitalize on its acquisition of Navteq back in 2007. Since then, Nokia has scored mapping deals with Groupon, Yahoo! and Amazon, who had dropped Google Maps, favoring the Finnish company’s product. Nokia is proving to be a very capable competitor to Google and its Google Maps product.
What is also significant about the deal with Oracle is how important mapping and location data services are becoming, not just in the consumer space, but across the enterprise in applications many of us do not see on a day-to-day basis.
source: The Wall Street Journal
1. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Haha I wrote the 1st comment and y'all didn't!!!!! ;P
3. guildsa654 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
13. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Gonna give you a thumbs up. It really feels good to be on the first. And some just can't seem to have some humor at times. :D
MS...Yahoo....AMAZON...oracle. What's next? Knock knock apple, nokia's waiting :D
16. darthinvader (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
Watch out.. We have a Badass over here.. :P
4. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
they shouldn't forget about garmin too!!
i had to say, stephen elop did a great job about licensing nokia maps!!! now google maps will really have a big problem if nokia maps will continue growing bigger and better!
5. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
As well as: bmw ,volkswagan, hyundai, mercedes, WP8 and pioneer.
6. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Things are heating up and its getting interesting!
We have google (with moto) in one corner, then we have nokia (with Oracle and MS) and we have Apple (with their lawsuits!).
each of them are pioneers in one field or the other and a combo of their services woul be truly awesome!
8. KIANO (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)
Not only a problem for Google Maps. But also TomTom and Garmin.
9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
garmin uses navteq solutions by nokia... so only tomtom and google maps!
10. MartyK (Posts: 688; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
I truly doubt if Google and their Mapping system is worry about Ms.Nokia Microsoft.
You see, Google loves and thrives off of competitions, unlike those companies who want to sue because someone product looks like theirs.
Google is going to add their mapping system into "Google Now".
So BING it, I mean bring it...hahaha
7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i thought cars are powered by QNX by BlackBerry and the QNX maps is i think now called BlackBerry maps..
so these cars are powered by nokia maps with nokia software?
17. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
BMW, Mercedes, VW and Hyundai have signed a deal with Nokia to use its Location&Commerce navigation platform in their future cars
11. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
searching places using oracle SQL.
for those unique programmer..
14. shadez10 (Posts: 395; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Nokia maps for sure is the best... I have a GS2 and google maps seems not very useful here on philipines... Unlike nokia maps which covers most of philippines and very useful and accurate...
Google maps is good too... But lacks functionality in my place...
And APPLE SUCKS!.. =D