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Friday, January 29, 2010

Mobile phone navigation service Nav4All to suspend service

Free mobile phone satellite navigation provider Nav4All has said its service is going offline within three days. The company has been offering a global navigation service for five years, with 27.5 million people having downloaded the software.

The company says it's suspending its service because "the data licence agreement with Navteq (a 100% Nokia subsidiary) was not extended, in a totally unexpected manner" and later adds that its "growth was reported in the licence reports to Navteq" – so it's not clear whether Navteq has simply declined to continue offering a service or whether there are other issues, such as licensing cost-per-user.

The timing of the announcement is particularly notable because Nokia, Navteq's owner, announced its own free sat-nav service last week.

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Mark

2/2/2010 3:32 PM

The Inquirer reports Navteq's response: snurl.com/u94cx

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