28 Jan '11, 10am

Nokia in maps tie-up with China's Sina, Tencent - Straits Times: DialtoSaveNokia in maps tie-up with China's Sin...

BEIJING - NOKIA on Friday announced a deal with Chinese Internet firms Sina and Tencent to let phone users upload their location to social networks together with tips on local services via Nokia's map service. Subscribers to Sina's microblog and Tencent's QQ instant-messaging service will be able to share their location on the social networking sites using their Nokia Internet-connected mobile phones, Nokia said in a statement following the signing of the deal. The new offering, which will allow users to upload information about local restaurants, shops and movie theatres, will be available through Nokia's Ovi Map service in the first quarter of 2011. 'This collaboration with Sina and Tencent marks a significant milestone,' said Phil Kemp, vice president of Nokia Services. 'More than 250 million people are using a Nokia device in China and with this partnership we can help...

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