Nokia has signed agreements with China's two leading Internet service providers, SINA and Tencent. Both SINA and Tencent services will be seamlessly integrated with Nokia's Ovi Maps in China, inviting millions of people to share their location with friends and communities through Ovi Maps on their favorite social network.
Users of SINA microblog and Tencent's online community (QQ) 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 theatres. The first location based services for SINA and Tencent customers through Ovi Maps are planned to be available during the Q1'11.
"Location and context are becoming the core elements of mobile social networking services and we're proud to partner in this area with Nokia, the leading player in the mobile industry. We believe that with Nokia's Ovi Maps, we will offer more added value to the users of QQ Mobile Online Services, "said Liu Chengmin, President of Mobile Business, Tencent.
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