"Cooperating with Nokia may help Amazon develop integrated, or "native," mapping functionality for the Kindle Fire without relying on Google Maps. Nokia is one of the world's largest mapping companies, through its 2007 acquisition of Navteq.Exclusive: Amazon teams with Nokia, snubs Google for maps - sources - Yahoo! Finance
Apple took a similar step earlier this year, when it dropped Google Maps in favor of its own mapping features for its next mobile operating system, known as iOS 6. As part of the switch, Apple signed a global licensing deal with TomTom NV, another leading mapping company, for its map content and related information.
In July, Amazon agreed to buy mapping startup UpNext, which specializes in detailed 3D maps of cities and some sporting stadiums."
Friday, August 31, 2012
Exclusive: Amazon teams with Nokia, snubs Google for maps - sources - Yahoo! Finance
Some Kindle++ rumors and speculation