Nokia redefines digital map landscape by introducing HERE as

Nokia redefines digital map landscape by introducing HERE as new
brand for its location and mapping service 
ESPOO, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 --  
Nokia extends its service across devices and operating systems 
Nokia announces new partnership with Mozilla and planned acquisition
of 3D capture company, earthmine 
San Francisco, California - Today Nokia introduced HERE, the first
location cloud to deliver the world's best maps and location
experiences across multiple
screens and operating systems. With the
new brand, HERE, Nokia aims to inspire a new generation of location
services and devices that make the mobile experience
more personally
significant for people everywhere. 
"People want great maps, and with HERE we can bring together Nokia's
location
offering to deliver people a better way to explore, discover
and share their
world," said Nokia President and CEO Stephen Elop.
"Additionally, with HERE we
can extend our 20 years of location
expertise to new devices and operating systems that reach beyond
Nokia. As a result, we believe that more people benefit from and
contribute to our leading mapping and location service." 
Pushing location beyond Nokia To further extend its location
services, Nokia is launching a maps application
for iOS under the
HERE brand. Based on HTML5, it will include offline capabilities,
voice-guided walk navigation, and public transport directions. The
application is scheduled to be available for free download from
Apple's App Store in the coming weeks. 
Nokia further announced a strategic partnership with Mozilla to bring
new location experiences to the Firefox OS. Nokia plans to debut a
mobile Web version of HERE Maps for the new Firefox OS next year. The
companies are working
together to give people the best mapping
experience on Firefox OS. 
"Mozilla is a leader in HTML5, building the Web as a platform for
developing
compelling applications, and location is a key part of
that platform," said Jay
Sullivan, Mozilla Vice President of
Products. "We are excited to work with Nokia
as the combination of
Firefox OS and HERE's location platform provides rich possibilities
for mobile application developers to create amazing experiences
for
users." 
Nokia also demonstrated an Android OS-based reference application and
ann
ounced
plans for the availability of a HERE SDK for Android OEMs
in early 2013. This is aimed at enabling partners to create
location-based applications for Android
devices with Nokia's leading
content. 
Innovating modern mapmaking To advance the 3D capabilities of HERE,
Nokia announced the planned acquisition
of Berkeley, Calif. company
earthmine. The company's reality capture and processing technologies
will become integral parts of HERE's 3D map making capabilities. 
Nokia expects the transaction to close by the end of 2012. 
"Maps are hard to get right - but location is revolutionizing how we
use technology to engage with the real world," said Michael Halbherr,
Executive Vice
President of Location & Commerce and responsible for
the HERE brand. "That's why we have been investing and will continue
to invest in building the world's most
powerful location offering,
one that is unlike anything in the market today." 
Using LiveSight(TM) to see more of the real world As part of its
announcement, Nokia introduced LiveSight(TM), a technology based
on a
highly accurate, 3D map of the world.  LiveSight(TM) provides the
most precise and intuitive augmented reality experience and uses a
phone's camera
viewfinder to make discovering the world as easy as
lifting up a phone. Nokia
City Lens, which was developed exclusively
for Nokia Lumia devices, is the first
application providing a
LiveSight-enabled experience. 
"Establishing a new brand is the right move for Nokia in the map and
location
business.  Nokia's assets in this space are world class. We
believe mapping and
location will be increasingly important to
developing next generation devices
and services across a wide array
of segments," said Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President and
Head of worldwide research at IDC. 
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capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or
simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design
innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the
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