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  • Augmented reality in action - travel and tourism
    Phones

    Augmented reality in action - travel and tourism

    By 2 March 2011

    Go in to the Android Market or the iTunes App Store, search under "augmented reality" and you’ll find that at least half the results come under travel and tourism. These industries have been very quick to pick up on this emerging technology but why...

  • Five excellent bits of premium content for Ovi Maps
    Online

    Five excellent bits of premium content for Ovi Maps

    By 27 May 2010

    Navigation, routing, traffic and maps are all fine, but probably the final nail in the coffin of the dedicated satnav is that the free Ovi Maps app for Nokia phones comes with third-party content as well. On the Nokia site they'll refer to it as Premium...

  • Lonely Planet comes to Sony Ericsson phones
    Phones

    Lonely Planet comes to Sony Ericsson phones

    By 22 September 2008

    Last month it was Nokia and now Lonely Planet has done a deal with Sony Ericsson so its phone owners will be able to access guides to cities around the world from their mobiles. The content will be available through the Sony Ericsson Fun and Downloads...

  • Lonely Planet content comes to Nokia Maps
    Phones

    Lonely Planet content comes to Nokia Maps

    By 19 August 2008

    Nokia Maps fans can now get access to Lonely Planet content from their phones. The two companies have done a deal so travellers will be able to buy and then download Lonely Planet's city guides straight to their mobile. There will be access to over than...

  • Route 66 to launch MINI and MAXI GPS devices
    Online

    Route 66 to launch MINI and MAXI GPS devices

    By 10 October 2007

    Route 66 has let us know that it will soon be announcing the launch of its new MINI and MAXI ranges of ultra-slim navigators. The new personal navigation devices will run on the same award winning software used to power the Nokia 6110 Navigator handset...

  • BBC Worldwide buys Lonely Planet
    Online

    BBC Worldwide buys Lonely Planet

    By 1 October 2007

    BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has announced their acquisition of Lonely Planet, the publisher of online and travel guide books. The amount of money BBC Worldwide paid for the company has not been revealed, but Lonely Planet's two founders...