NDrive announces a partnership with Appello whereby NDrive will deliver a solution for the Blackberry and the Windows Phone7 environments.
â€œWe are very excited to address 100% of the smartphone market with our location based app.â€ said Luis Baptista-Coelho, NDriveâ€™s Chief Executive Officer. â€œOn top of the current Android, Apple iOS and Samsung bada environments, we are now delivering a Blackberry and a Windows Phone 7 app that will strengthen our offering into the carrier markets around the world.â€
â€œWith NDrive, Appello expands its reach across Latin America and additional markets in Asia and Europe. Furthermore, this partnership is a natural step in the development of our businessâ€ said Martin Svensson, Chief Executive Officer at Appello. â€œWe believe that the potential behind this partnership is significant and we do look forward to announce next steps.â€
At the same time TomTom has announced a collaboration with HTC where the company will power HTCâ€™s Locations service in India to provide the maps, points of interest and turn-by-turn directions for a range of HTC smartphones in India.
â€œWe are excited to expand our global offerings by powering the map services for all HTC smartphones in India,â€ said Nuno Campos, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TomTom Licensing. â€œThis is our first major partnership in India, and we look forward to providing HTC and its customers with the most comprehensive and easy to use maps and navigation services.â€
We await confirmation from TomTom PR that â€œall HTC smartphones in Indiaâ€ includes HTCâ€™s Windows Phone devices in India also.