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21 January 2010

Big News - Nokia Ovi Maps Free for Life

Big News - Nokia Ovi Maps Free for Life

updated 5.07pm 21/01/2010
Nokia Ovi Maps Free for Life
No more subscriptions, Ovi Maps with Navigation (Walking, Driving) is now Free.
*N97 soon after firmware update release.
update N97 users: "New Ovi Maps for N97 will be available on 28th January 2010." with Maps v3.3 included in the firmware update.

note:some N97 users are confirming that the new ovi maps application will install when there is more than 20mb free space on the c: drive (untested by mapperz).

A New version of Ovi Maps 3.3 comes with FREE driving (car) & walking (pedestrian) features turn-by-turn, with voice guided navigation. Ovi Maps has a large global coverage.
74 countries are covered.
Maps Data for all the regions will be available, for free, for loading over the air (data costs!) or pre-loading via a desktop computer (PC or Mac). Traffic information and city guides from the likes of Lonely Planet and Michelin, will also be made available at no additional cost.

Since Nokia owns Navteq (the map data company) they can do this without losing out. So Google, tomtom and many others look out.

Press Release:January 21, 2010
Nokia makes walk and drive navigation free on its smartphones, doubling size of mobile navigation market
http://www.nokia.com/press/press-releases/showpressrelease?newsid=1375569

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Official Nokia Maps Website
http://maps.nokia.com/explore-services/ovi-maps/ovi-maps-main

Supported Devices for the Nokia Ovi Maps v3.3
http://europe.nokia.com/support/product-support/maps-support/compatibility-and-download#/default/

More Details at:
http://www.womworld.com/nokia/13158/your-thoughts-on-this-mornings-ovi-maps-announcement/
http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/11010_Nokias_Ovi_Maps_navigation_goe.php

News Links
PC World
http://www.pcworld.com/article/187335/nokia_delivers_free_navigation_service_to_customers.html

Engadget
http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/21/nokia-ovi-maps-with-free-turn-by-turn-navigation-hands-on/

BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8472165.stm

The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jan/21/nokia-satnav-software

The Times Online
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6996954.ece

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2 Comments:

At Thursday, January 21, 2010 11:08:00 am, Anonymous John said...

Hi.. Nice article.. Please check this also, http://equatorgis.com/blog/
Its interesting.

 
At Friday, January 22, 2010 1:48:00 am, Anonymous renantech said...

Really wow its nice that nokia ovi maps is free navigation app and will work on 10 gps

Sikat ang Pinoy

 

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