Microsoft will purchase Nokia’s Devices & Services business

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announce plans for a broad strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ecosystem at a press conference in London, UK February 11, 2011. Nokia and Microsoft plan to form a broad strategic partne




















Steve Ballmer and Stephen Elop in their open letter said that this step is being taken to deliver more choices, faster innovation, and even more exciting devices and services to our customers.

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Everyone know that Nokia is launching its phones running Windows Phone 7 but you would be happily surprised to know that Nokia is porting Nokia Maps to iOS, Android and Blackberry as well.

Nokia Maps

Nokia Maps

So this web app powered by HTML5 will run as good as a native app and will access the smartphone’s GPS receiver to find out the phones position and can be used for routing addesses, finding neary locations (restaurants, shopping, etc) and sharing places as well.

I know its not a full featured as a standalone GPS app but it will live in your web browser and all the most its free.