Nokia Joins Forces with SINA & Tencent on Location Based Services
Finland, 28th January - Nokia has signed agreements with China's two leading Internet service providers, SINA and Tencent. Both SINA and Tencent services will be integrated with Nokia's Ovi Maps, allowing millions of Chinese cell phone subscribers to share their location with friends and communities through their favorite social network. Users of SINA microblog and Tencent's online community will be able to share their location through Nokia mobile devices, check-in to locations and be able to upload location based content such as recommendations and comments of restaurants, shops and movie theaters. "This collaboration with SINA and Tencent marks a significant milestone, as we bring together mobile internet and location based services in China. More than 250 million people are using a Nokia device in China and with this partnership, we can help people share their location with their friends and communities through Ovi Maps on their favorite social network," said Phil Kemp, Vice President, Services, Nokia.