How To: Use Coordinates In Ovi Maps

9. March 2010 at 22:17

How To Use Coordinates In Ovi Maps

Finding destinations using Ovi Maps is very easy now, with the search more precise than ever. There is one slight weakness however, when trying to access a location using coordinates, as the option isn’t so apparent. Now although navigating with coordinates is hardly an everyday scenario, there may be times when you’d like to find or navigate to a location using just the coordinates. So heres a quick guide on how to go about this on your Nokia smartphone.

Ovi Maps: Nokia annouced free navigation, forever

21. January 2010 at 11:34

DSCF3543Today Nokia shared their plan to offer the Ovi Maps service,voice-guided navigation – both car and pedestrian, free of charge and with no extra costs. Until this announcement, the live navigation was a premium service only. However, this is an offensive challenge┬áindeed. As navigation is becoming a buying factor more and more this announcement, so Nokia, should increase the number of sales. Other than that, the Ovi Maps version has been updated and comes with a bunch of new features and a reworked UI. At the moment there are ten devices supported, more to come in March. If your device is supported go to maps.nokia.com and download it. However, there are many open questions like how Nokia want to get revenue with navigation now or how they want to advertise Ovi Maps in future.

”Why have multiple devices that work that work in only one country or region? Put it all together, make it free, make it global and you almost double the potential size of the mobile navigation market ,” explained Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Nokia. “Nokia is the only company with a mobile navigation service for both drivers and pedestrians that works across the world. Unlike the legacy car navigation manufacturers, we don’t make you buy maps for different countries or regions even if you’re only visiting for a few days. We offer both navigation and maps free of charge, with all the high-end functionality and features that people now expect.”

Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition announced with lifetime voice-guided navigation for US

8. December 2009 at 22:14

Over the river and through the woods, Nokia knows the way. As millions of travelers get ready to hit the road for the holiday travel season, Nokia announces the U.S. availability of the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition, an upgraded version of the popular touchscreen device that comes with device lifetime voice-guided navigation for North America and a car kit so it can be easily mounted on a dash or windshield.

Round-Up Of The ‘Good Things’ Event In London

26. October 2009 at 15:00

As you all know I was in London last week courtesy of WomWorld, attending Nokia’s ‘Secret Event’ of the new Ovi Maps and Good Things. It was an incredible experience and there were nine other bloggers invited from all around the world. It was great to meet them all in person and get to know them a little better.┬áIf you’ve been following me over at The Nokia Review you would have seen my recent coverage about the event. I’ve put together my thoughts on the event which was based around the N97 mini and the new version of Ovi Maps. This new version will also feature on the Nokia N97 2.0 Firmware which is due to hit NSU anytime now. So head over and leave some comments on your thoughts. More updates will be up within the next few days so stay tuned.

Ovi SDK & Primordial Ground Guidance at CTIA09 (video)

21. October 2009 at 18:29

Primordial Ground Guidance is a fascinating new application developed using the new Ovi SDK with full Maps and guidance support. The app gives you routes and walking directions across terrain where there are no roads or marked footpaths, and it manages to suggest the best route to get from A to B taking into consideration possible shortfalls. Clay Babcock gives us a walk-through of Primordial Ground Guidance app from the Nokia booth show floor at CTIA09. Check out the video after the jump…