NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Nokia
(NOK - Get Report) shares are rising, up 1.7% to $8.49, in early market trading on Wednesday after the company announced that it is releasing a new mapping app that will rival competing map applications offered by Google
(GOOG - Get Report) and Apple
(AAPL - Get Report) , according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Nokia's offering will be different from other mobile map applications in that it will allow for broader offline functionality than its competitors.
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