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Nokia Maps Update Brings Groupon Deals, Advanced Route Planning

Nokia Maps is giving wheelin’ and dealin’ a new meaning.

Today, the cellphone manufacturer released an update to its mapping application for Windows Phone devices that adds daily Groupon deals and advanced route planning to the mix.

Now, whenever you perform a search within Nokia Maps, the app will display relevant Groupon Now! deals in your area along with your search results.

All deals are identified with a green G next to them and include a full description of the bargain. To purchase, simply tap on the item and you’ll be taken to the Groupon mobile site to complete the transaction. The feature will only be available in the U.S.

In addition to Groupon deals, Nokia Maps now allows you to plan your trip in advance. Before hitting the road, you can input your start and end points into the app and select your mode of transportation (car, public transportation or walking) to receive directions.

Nokia Maps works with the Nokia Lumia 610, Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900. Current users will receive an alert when the update is ready, or you can download it for free from the Windows Marketplace. But Nokia warns that it might take a day or two to show up in the app store depending on where you live.


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