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Nokia maps its future after handset sales

Maps unit has big potential and it's adding features

Published Sun, Nov 3, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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WHEN Nokia sells off its handset business to Microsoft next year, it will be left with three business units, of which one major pillar is its Here-branded mapping division.

Though Nokia is generally associated with its phones, there remains plenty of work left to do with mapping, and Nokia's plan involves opening its arms to every device out there, said a top executive with Nokia.

Michael Halbherr, the global head for Nokia Here, told BizIT that the business realities of letting its smartphone business go means Nokia's maps have to target every possible platform, be it the Web, phone, tablet or in-car navigation device.

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