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Nokia beats Google to filling iOS mapping gap, launches free HERE Maps app for iPhone and iPad

Nokia HERE Maps iPhone

While iOS users wait with bated breath for Google (GOOG) to launch its new Google Maps app for iOS, Nokia (NOK) has seized an opportunity and beaten Google to the punch. Now available for free on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Nokia’s HERE Maps app for iOS brings Nokia’s renowned Navteq-powered mapping solution to millions of Apple (AAPL) devices running iOS 4.3 or later. Key features include live traffic information, public transportation data, voice-guided walking navigation and plenty more. Nokia’s full feature list follows after the break, and this app can be downloaded via the source link below.

• Map views – Pick the map you need from map view, live traffic view, public transport line view or satellite view
• Save map areas & wander without data coverage

• In selected countries, access community maps created and updated by users
• Maps, search and place coverage for nearly 200 countries

• Search with history and suggestions
• Share places with just a tap, including the location and how to get there, over SMS, email, or social networks

• Organize places you love into Collections
• Sign in to HERE Maps with your Nokia Account or Facebook login
• Sync with – Access your Collections anywhere

• Step-by-Step voice-guided walk navigation
• Walk navigation through pedestrian routes, parks, alleyways, and more
• Public transportation and driving directions

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