Finnish handset maker Nokia on Tuesday launched a new app City Lens Point which allows users to search places as well as get directions and reviews to popular restaurants and shops.
The application has been launched for its Lumia series of phones and other smartphones.
"Using the augmented reality app, when the user holds their device up, the City Lens overlays information about restaurants, shops, hotels and other popular destinations nearby," Nokia India director sales V Ramnath told reporters in New Delhi.
It also allows one to make reservations or navigate to the location via turn by turn walking map, he added.
"This application from Nokia's Location service bouquet allows users to sense the world around and discover places by simply holding up their smartphone instead of having to perform web searches. It's simple and it's spontaneous," Ramnath said.
The free application is available for Lumia 800, 710 and 900, while it is also available for Nokia's other smartphones like Nokia 700, 701 and N8.