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HERE Papyrus takes mapping to a whole new, paper, level

HERE Papyrus

Should you be unhappy with the current implementation of HERE Maps on your Windows Phone, Windows or even other platforms, Nokia may have a new option for you – HERE Papyrus. Gone are the days of looking for alternatives for the traditional paper map.

"But despite HERE’s offline mapping capability, reliance on electronic devices as a sole means for navigation may leave travellers stranded in the event of a device failure (how many times have you found yourself without battery?), not to mention the question of safety in certain places when travelling with a flashy mobile device."

HERE Papyrus Design Lead, Pauline Ungelernte notes that the team have focused significant attention on the tactile user experience of HERE Papyrus by providing tangible maps that provide a reliable back-up option. What’s more is they've even nailed the familiar augmented reality experience.

HERE Papyrus

The new product will be printed on quality, tear-proof polymer paper and is available in 97 countries worldwide. So, who’s ready to upgrade? Note: this could well be a joke.

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2tomtom says:

Excellent, the return of paper maps. Old skool :D

Jim_MAY says:

I love paper!

xirsteon says:

hmm. where's the streetview?

Marcovitch says:

Such wow, much cool, very map

steveb24 says:

Retarded meme, such lame.

eXus#WP says:

No, of course not, its for real.
Omg...

ikissfutebol says:

The REAL April Fools is thinking people could actually read a map that doesn't tell the user where to go, when to turn, etc.

sarim_xyz says:

Now that's an actual April Fools!!

diktea says:

Still do not understand how it will actually work, is this solar based or battery bast or just a plain paper...

afnan_mc says:

Its a joke, bro. :P
A damn good one too. :D

shosansharma says:

It's simple, how do trains get power? They are mobile and always on electricity. In the same way, on road-sides and on trains, there will be wireless electricity transmitters (WET). Like cellphone networks (honeybee), there will be power network (snakechain), where WET will be chained together. As soon as a device goes out of one WET area, it (in this case transparent paper) will automatically get connected to next WET. The processing pieces of this transparent and light device will be made of Draphine (an improved version of graphine - bing graphine). The whole transparent sheet will be made of Draphine and have processing power of a super computer but still a human eye will not be able to see any parts. Only Bats can see (feel) the circuitery in the device, thanks to their ability to see in dark. Hope this helps! (Courtsey - Sceince Magazine) 

sarim_xyz says:

Good one!! Loll :D

diktea says:

Sheeesshhh been fooled hahhaah.. why do i feel so sheepish

Perfect April Fool prank...Here+Papyrus :P

JM_T says:

I remember that movie "Red Planet" that had an augmented reality map on a flexible transparent screen. At present the technology (flexible full color OLEDs and e-ink displays) is now available or in development. Who knows, one day this might no longer be just another April fools prank. I hope I'm still alive when that time comes.

jcw108 says:

Hopefully this will be the only April Fools news item on WPCentral today.

Wael Hasno says:

It's the second. Brace for it, gonna be a long day.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Lighten up. Jeeezz!

batkingnz says:

I think the real April fools joke was mobilenations telling us they were looking to get more serious with the 'news' ;)

/hides from all the diehard fans who can't take a little cheek

mjrtoo says:

April fools!

Wael Hasno says:

WPC authors must be happy. They can spam us with fake news and it will look as actual work.. Kidding, these are always funny though I got excited cause I thought this was an actual app. Meh.

RaileanuPaul says:

At least it's better than Nokia's prank!!

mikosoft says:

I actually like Nokia's better. Must be because of the legendary 3310 status.

Uh. I want that to be real

Sin Ogaris says:

They are, it's called a map.

Zaki Smile says:

They interviewed Sehr Gefälschte = Very Fake :)

It's so April fools :p

Upgrade from HERE Maps to Unheard story of Tear-Proof Polymer Paper? Happy April Fool Rich!
PS: I was kinda carried away and believed it when I just read the title LOL!

k0de says:

Remarkable, Lol.

Luminatic says:

Ungelernte! LOL!

DreadVenom says:

That's it, not taking anything serious until tomorrow. Good day to you WPC ;)

deadspeak says:

Bloody hate April fools day!

k0de says:

That's is so cruel to make fun of our ancestor like that. Lol

Must see the Nokia Facebook Page they Launched 3310 with 41 MP Camera and with carlzeiss Lens :O :O

irsyadhhs says:

Better than nokia microwave last year :P

gerzhwin says:

Awesome, but fit's perfectly into Nokia's marketing genuine!

Oh how I love April 1st..........I've also heard a rumour that Google are abandoning online maps and will instead be referring to a 1954 World Atlas Sergey Brin found in his shed while doing some tomato potting over the weekend..... ;)

Tlcoman says:

Seems faster

booog89 says:

April foools!

vikrant6 says:

I hope MS doesn't play prank tomorrow :)

taymur says:

I thought its just a paper map that will be distributed around places.

And the concept of paper and augmented reality is not really far, check out suzukis augmented reality app, (which includes a printed paper).

 

So yeah, got tottaly fooled by this one.

LimeSoda says:

Read it as Here Papaya. Thought Nokia had got into the fruit business..

Kashyapjani says:

If 'update available' pops up on WPs (with DevPrev) today, I'm damn sure people will have a tough time while they download the said 'update'. xD

djodilumia says:

WP do have very good traction for sales in Indonesia. WP is now 50% of all smartphones, that Nokia Indonesia is planning to launch a Nokia Phone codename Monas. It will be topped with gold, just like Monas in Jakarta.

Now that's what I call joking.

But I hope that article about WP sales in europe is not an April fool, and on contrary, I do hope that news about sales in Asia is a real joke.

andrewkeith5 says:

In a way I suspect it is a joke, but I kinda wish it wasn't... Decent paper maps are very difficult to come by nowadays :(

vinay27 says:

Add ability to print offline map to paper at any zoom level,
Btw:happy april fool day rich

Dave Bhullar says:

April fools day everyone

wpgeek820 says:

Dear WPCentral,

Fool me once,shame on you. Fool me twice........

wpgeek820 says:

Dear WPCentral,

Fool me once,shame on me. Fool me twice........

wpgeek820 says:

I'm confused. :(

Kashyapjani says:

You've been fooled nonetheless

GunplaGamer says:

Awesome April fools joke, we are almost there with this technology but not quite.

wtma says:

Damn, I went to look for the download app link right after I read the title.

lhoylhoy says:

For real? Me too haha! Kind of disappointef when i just saw "show in browser"

wtma says:

For real. ;)

lewiedude says:

Nokia really, really needs to work on ALL of their mapping. Old satellite imagery is the least of their problems. When you lock into a map, the labels and other typed information is SO small!! Fixit NOKIA!

radde says:

If everyone could just play along with these kind of news on a 1st of April ... That'd be great!

:0)

The world's Troll-Day number 1.

astroXP says:

WPCentral, the point of an April Fool's joke is not telling it is an April Fool's joke in the first place. Strike two.

QilleRz says:

Joke ! Hahah

Ungelernte... Lol. Ignorant...

Jonny702 says:

The map stuck in the car dash at the source was my favorite LOL