Nokia provides Lonely Planet maps on cell phones – AP

by Jon Thompson on August 19, 2008

The AP is running a story on how Nokia and Lonely Planet are teaming up to provide the latter’s maps on the former’s handsets.  If you happen to be in Lonely Planet’s Top 100 tourist destinations and don’t mind shelling out 7.99 euros ($11.75) dollars for each map (ouch!) then this story is right up your alley:

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Nokia and travel information company Lonely Planet said Tuesday they are joining forces to sell maps and city guides that can be accessed on mobile phones.

The world’s largest handset maker said users of Nokia Maps can now download information about more than 100 popular tourist locations provided by Lonely Planet, and that more destinations were planned. Each download costs 7.99 euros ($11.75).

“The Lonely Planet guides will help travelers to find great places to eat, shop and sleep, as well as describing the popular sights and nightlife for each destination,” Nokia said.

Downloads are available in the Extras menu on Nokia phones. Nokia Maps 2.0 uses maps provided by Navteq and TeleAtlas.

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