Nokia acquires German gate5, a leading supplier of mapping, routing and navigation software.

Nokia and gate5 AG today announced that an agreement has been signed for Nokia to acquire gate5. gate5 is a leading supplier of mapping, routing and navigation software and services. By acquiring gate5, Nokia will offer consumers maps, routing, navigation and other location based applications on its mobile devices.

Maps and navigation are natural elements to be offered in mobile devices but this area hasn’t developed as fast as expected by the market.