Nokia, Oracle to announce mapping deal

by Reuters    Oct 01, 2012

Nokia Oracle MapsPhone maker Nokia is expected to announce a deal that will give customers of technology company Oracle access to Nokia’s mapping services, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The deal may be announced on Monday in San Francisco at the OracleWorld conference. It was confirmed by a Nokia spokesperson, the newspaper said.

Finland’s Nokia, which has been looking for ways to boost its location services business, also recently signed mapping deals with Groupon and Amazon.com.

Apple publicly apologized last week for dropping Google’s mapping technology in favor of its own, which many customers found to be inaccurate compared to Google’s service.