Source Pravda.Ru

Vodafone and Google agree to develop maps for mobile telephones

Vodafone Group PLC, the world's largest mobile phone network operator, said Monday it agreed with Google to develop maps for mobile telephones.

The company said it will, in conjunction with Google Maps, provide easy-to-use maps and local listings, as well as local search and navigation capabilities, the AP says.

"Vodafone sees Google Maps as a new milestone in the relationship that both companies are developing. It is a prime example of how Vodafone, through its location service and distribution scale, can complement Google's products and unlock mass-market access to exciting services," said Frank Rovekamp, global chief marketing officer of Vodafone.

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