Thursday, August 31, 2006
Nokia Buys Mapping Company
One of the problems broadcasters have is knowing where a photo was taken and, as some broadcasters have found to their cost, there are people willing to fake photos to get them on the TV. So interesting to see that Nokia has acquired Gate5, a German rival to the Tom Tom company, with the idea that future phones will have some navigation services inside them. Will photos you take have the option of getting a geo-tag? Nokia already have the Canadian company of Loud-eye to help them in competing with Apple with music downloads to mobile phones. Things are getting interesting. Of course, these services will take off when they get to the mid-prices phones, though that cannot be far off.