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TomTom Partners with Samsung to Provide Nav Content to Bada OS

TomTom has partnered with Samsung to bring its maps and location content to the Wave 3 smartphone.

Under the deal, TomTom will provide navigational content for the Korean smartphone maker's Bada based smartphone. Bada is Samsung's own mobile operating system.

Samsung Wave 3 users will have access to maps of more than 200 countries worldwide, covering 35 million kilometers worth of roads. The deal will also involve TomTom providing points of interest information.

Wave 3 users will also have access to 3D city maps and 3D landmarks, allowing them to recognise places and landmarks easily. TomTom will also include enterprise traffic data to provide users with live road conditions, which would include the location and length of a traffic accident. The data lets drivers find the fastest way to their destination.

The companies have stated users will also be given information about speed cameras to alert drivers about the cameras and encourage them to drive safely, reports Engadget.

"Signing the deal with Samsung highlights TomTom's ability to deliver the map and enhanced content needed to enable the location based services for wireless users," said Charles Cautley, Managing Director TomTom Automotive and Licensing.

"TomTom is excited to collaborate with the global leader in the smartphone market," he said.