Microsoft has been using data from Navteq for their Bing Maps since the beginning, a subsidiary owned by Nokia and has also allowed the use of Nokia Maps on Nokia’s Lumia phones. Now, they will be making this partnership more visible to the user.
Microsoft will now be displaying Nokia’s name within Bing Maps. And this applies to every device that runs Bing Maps and not just Nokia’s. This includes all the other Windows Phone 7 devices as well as recent BlackBerry phones that will soon start using Bing Maps for navigation.
Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, has also mentioned that Nokia will be working closer with Microsoft to work on Microsoft’s other properties as well.
I wonder what the other Windows Phone OEMs feel about Nokia and Microsoft working so close with each other.