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Ovi Maps is free to download onto your mobile now, but it is only available to selected models.
It has been available for quite a while, maybe it is useful to mention it on here in case some people do not know it yet.
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#1
Not sure why it's cold when so many iphone apps appear here.
#2
How can people vote something free and useful cold. Barmy. I use this and quite like it. Hot from me
#3
You can't argue with it, of course you can't. I think the cold votes are becasue this has been posted so many times before. It's very old news.
#4
YES IT'S OLD NEWS and it only cover urban areas
#5
sad_far
YES IT'S OLD NEWS and it only cover urban areas


Sorry, but that is incorrect. I have used OVI Maps all over the UK and the world.
#6
sad_far;8696256
YES IT'S OLD NEWS and it only cover urban areas

I've used it out in the sticks
#7
Posted before but it doesn't do any harm to post a reminder for newcomers and those who may have missed it first time round :thumbsup:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/588807/navigation-on-your-nokia-for-free-f

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/650268/ovi-maps-now-available-for-e66-e71
#8
The idea of free navigation might be old news, but the OVI maps application for smart phones has had about 2 or three updates over the last few months. The latest update makes the app significantly faster and easier to use. I use the walking navigation all the time and I think it's amazing. It's super fast to get a fix, and works really well in the UK and Europe. It's helped me get back to my hotel from clubs in Paris at 4am on numerous occasions.
#9
I sawa an advert in the newspaper in London yesterday, but if you see a black cab with Nokia Ovi Maps advertising all over it, you get a free cab ride to anywhere, at least for the next week:

http://www.london-insider.co.uk/2010/05/nokia-ovi-maps-x6-giving-out-free-black-cab-rides/
#10
Will this install on the Nokia N95 ?

Also, are the maps stored on the phones memory or downloaded on the fly via data ?
#11
forcedv
Will this install on the Nokia N95 ?

Also, are the maps stored on the phones memory or downloaded on the fly via data ?


i have same question
#12
forcedv
Will this install on the Nokia N95 ?

Also, are the maps stored on the phones memory or downloaded on the fly via data ?


There is no officlal free version for the N95. You may be S60V3 versions though.

Nokia Maps does not require on the fly downloads like Google Maps. You can connect your phone to your PC and use either OVI Suite or Nokia Map Loader to install country specific maps onto your memory card. However, if you do not have map data loaded Nokia Maps will download the data on the fly.
#13
forcedv
Will this install on the Nokia N95 ?

Also, are the maps stored on the phones memory or downloaded on the fly via data ?


You can't get the free navigation version on the N95 (although try the E71 version - I think it might work), but you can still use the mapping functionality for free. Nokia have reduced the cost of satnav on older phones to €10/year.
#14
I ditched Garmin software on my 5800 when this came out. Better GPS, free, more stable and they have just updated the maps so that my street (built 2 years ago) is now showing. Can't fault it.

V Hot
#15
i have seen this add on tele. i think a data plan for this is required
#16
cottontop74: The 2011 version of maps for Garmin is now out, so your street will be on that too as Nokia own Navteq who make the maps, and Garmin use Navteq maps for their sat nav. Also there is an update for the Garmin XT app for Symbian phones which would help with stability probs.

IMO Garmin is a much better product overall, but I still use Ovi maps (on N95 8Gb) too - just for a change now and again :p

Laura2121, no data plan is required if you turn off A-GPS (which uses cell triangulation to speed up the satelite lock and does download a small amount of data to do it) and also pre-load the maps that you need through Nokia Map Loader. You can also set the Maps app to ask every time it wants to download data, so you can keep pretty tight control over how much, if any, data you let it retrieve.

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