Nokia tells unhappy iOS 6 map users to try Nokia Maps on their browser

Nokia tells unhappy iOS 6 map users to try Nokia Maps on their browser
While iOS 6 users can't wait for Google Maps for iOS to hit the App Store, Nokia has another solution for those burned by Apple's new mapping application. Nokia sent out some tweets to let the world know that "Nokia Maps is award winning. There is no need to be stuck with another mapping service on your smartphone." Another tweet quoted a review of Nokia Maps in Forbes which said, "Unlike Google and Apple maps, Nokia Maps put customers at ease instead of causing anxiety."

It's the latest move by Nokia to capitalize on what is considered to be a major strength of Nokia's smartphone line. If you go ahead and try Nokia Maps, remember that it is not an app that you can install, but is a mobile site on the internet. Just direct your mobile Safari browser to maps.Nokia.com. If you would rather try another alternative, there are many mapping and navigational apps in the App Store, some with turn-by-turn directions. For those partial to Google, thre is also a version of Google Maps available on the mobile web.

source: Nokia, UnleashThePhones via AllThingsD

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34 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

nice one,dude! convert them to lumia fans!

2. wendygarett unregistered

I prefer Apple map :)

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just to give you some scraps... name one good reason why... I'd really like to know.

5. Galen20K

Posts: 574; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

oh so you'd rather use an inferior product only because it has the magical "Apple" branding on it? Wow, people and their priorities are scary these days... smh

9. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

lol ur lying muderfukkur... :P

13. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Let's respect his decision and at the same time laugh at it.. :)

33. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 2012

I think its a 'her'. Ive been trying to figure.

19. StephenGalop

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

LOL pwned, 31 thumbs down

20. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Thats exactly what he/she is looking for. And even though all her/his previous posts aim at getting max amount of responses, ppl still pointlessly respond. She/he hates apple one day worships it another day and ocasionaly even a meego fan/hater

29. thelegend6657 unregistered

There is like 2 person behind Wendy Garett

22. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

wow, getting thumbed down for her personal choise... Geez PA-users

28. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

You must be new, "Wendy" is a common troll here

25. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

your call dont say we never warned you might fell off the cliff :P

30. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

now ur doomed

32. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Good Luck finding your way home.

3. arunvsindia

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

nokia maps rocks \m/ ..... :D

6. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I think Nokia is thriving as a map alternative. We a fooled by google and apple for their maps. I really feel Nokia Map is pretty good.

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I wonder if they'd ever get to the point of charging for access from a mobile phone (even if just a negligible amount, like a few cents), with a startup ad "You could have this free and without using your data plan on a Lumia. #SwitchToLumia", though that might a bit too apple-ish for them, so maybe just having the ad up while it's in use. Might as well, free advertising

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Haha, Nokia really likes to take advantage of others when they're down don't they? Even Samsung doesn't stoop so low, they attack Apple the way Apple presents itself, not when they screw up.

18. StephenGalop

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Another pointless post by a samfan

21. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

R u serious? Wow... Only reason Samsung didnt do it is because motorola thought of it first

10. lee480 unregistered

Apple = Another Pointless Product with Limited Engineering

11. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Hats off to you, sire xD

15. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

That's awesome Lee. Good thinking.

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Great acronym construction! That earned a thumb up from me.

34. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 2012

Apple = Another Pointless Product with LOUSY Engineering actually. :)

12. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

gotta give it to nokia. nokia maps is even better than google map for searching a house number.

14. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

indeed !

16. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

The best part about Nokia maps is that I can do offline turn by turn navigation. For me, this is a big plus becasue I set my carrier manually to avoid foreign network roaming charges near the border. The data roaming charges are also very high when out of country. With Nokia Drive, I never have to worry about this issue. On top of that, the maps are free and available for about 120 countries. Offline routing, offline searching...all very convenient...especially on int'l business travel. With an unlimited data plan I find Google Maps exceptional for the USA. Comparable to Nokia Maps and better when it comes to search. But on a global basis, nothing beats Nokia's solution...and it is free for me. Add in the fact that many unlimited plans are being moved to tiered data deals and the Nokia approach makes even more sense. JMO.

17. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

a friend own both galaxy s3 and lumia 900. he agreed nokia maps way better than google map.

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