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Delhi, Mum traffic updates to be on Nokia smartphones

Press Trust Of India  |  Mumbai/ New Delhi 

Finnish handset maker on Friday said it has added a new feature to its location-based services, enabling its smartphone users in Delhi and Mumbai to get real-time traffic updates in their cities.

"Powered by NAVTEQ Traffic Pro, the 'traffic feature' will offer users detailed information on traffic speeds on motorways, main and secondary roads and enable users to plan their travel and save time and fuel and frustration," Director Sales (Location and Commerce) told reporters here.

The service would be available on select smartphones like Nokia N8, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia E6, Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710. It can be accessed through 'Nokia Drive' on a Symbian device and 'Nokia Maps' on Windows devices.

The service is available free of cost and the user will have to just pay for the data charges to use the service, Tandon said.

Location is at the core of our vision for the future. The aim is to empower people via location-aware technology, he added. Going forward, we will continue to introduce more location-aware services that represent the future of mobility for consumer in India," Tandon said.

Nokia will also develop platform services for application developers, Internet service providers, merchants and advertisers, he said.

First Published: Sat, March 31 2012. 00:32 IST