TomTom has announced a licensing agreement with Samsung’s Bada OS.
TomTom has announced at CES a licensing agreement with Samsung. TomTom will make maps and POI’s on Samsung’s Bada OS. The Wave 3, will be the first smartphone with TomTom’s maps.
TomTom claims to have signed a strategic partnership with Samsung for its own Bada OS. Samsung will include TomTom maps of more than 200 countries. In addition, all maps will be added by POI information and 3D maps of cities. Traffic and speed camera’s will also be provided by TomTom to Samsung.
According to TomTom, Samsung will use the cards on their Bada OS. The new Wave 3 smartphone, which recently went into sales,will be the first to get the TomTom maps. It is unclear when the update for the Wave 3 with the cards will be rolled out. Samsung has also not disclosed whether users should pay for the navigation on their Bada smartphone or that the service will be free.
So are you still thinking Samsung is abondoning BADA???
Or do you think this is a good step from Samsung?