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Nokia announces integrated phone to car app

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has unveiled ‘Nokia Car Mode’ – a standalone application that optimises a Nokia mobile phone, for use within a car by connecting the handset in to the car's dashboard.

Nokia made public this news at the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung event in Frankfurt Germany, which is one of the world’s largest car shows around today.

The Nokia car mode features an optimised user interface that simplifies access and use of Nokia Drive, which is their own voice-guided car navigation with Nokia Maps, with traffic updates, music and voice calls while driving.

This Nokia car mode will be the first commercially available solution to support MirrorLink, formerly known as Terminal Mode.

MirrorLink is a standard smartphone-to-car connectivity platform that is backed by over 20 major global brands, from across different industries within the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC).

With MirrorLink, mobile phones can be connected to in-car displays, car controls systems, and car audio systems where consumers can control their smartphones via the car dashboard, as if the device and its apps were integrated into the car itself.

Nokia Car Mode will be available to download from the Ovi Store in Q4 for Nokia smartphones based on Symbian Belle, such as the recently launched Nokia 600, Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and the MeeGo based Nokia N9.

Check out the video below from the Finnish fone maker that highlights the features of the Nokia Care Mode.

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