Nokia Offers Free Worldwide Turn-by-Turn Navigation

21 Jan 2010 | Nokia , Smartphone , Software | 2 comments


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ovi maps free navigationNokia today announced a new version of Ovi Maps for their smartphones that will offer free walk and drive turn-by-turn navigation, which is similar to what Google did for Maps on Android 2.0 last October. That news already gave both Garmin and TomTom a heart attack. It'll be interesting how they'll react when they hear about this.

Ovi Maps is available for download at www.nokia.com/maps and it includes car and walk navigation features, such as turn-by-turn voice guidance for 74 countries, in 46 languages, and traffic information for more than 10 countries, as well as detailed maps for more than 180 countries.

The strange thing is that Nokia seems to have left out the N97 from the update, but is still offering it for the N97 Mini. Nokia did not make any comments regarding this issue.

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by Chinaski on Jan 21, 2010

And you can download and sideload a whole continent of maps on your mobile beforehand, meaning no data charges when travelling, and smooth navigation even in places without 3g coverage (or mobile coverage at all).

Unlike when using Google maps: downloading maps bit by bit, draining the battery and creating exorbitant data costs (especially when roaming abroad).

by paul on Jan 21, 2010

N97 and others is coming soon also