Nokia gives away Ovi mapping and nav for free!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Larry, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    http://maps.ovi.com/

    You can even use it on your computer....free!

    Click on the plugin installer. I just installed it into Firefox on the
    Windows box. Very nice, including the routing and all....first class.

    Nokia bought Navteq for an amazing sum a year or two ago....

    The aim is to sell more phones, not make a bundle on mapping. TomTom's
    stock and Garmin took a terrible hit on this news today.... Tomtom was off
    18%, a Dutch company. In Europe, sellphones are spelled N-o-k-i-a.

    http://maps.nokia.com/explore-services/ovi-maps
    download free to your phone....
     
    Larry, Jan 22, 2010
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  2. Larry

    Rex Guest

    Yeah, but only a few handsets(the newest and shiniest) are supported
    currently. I hope they roll out the update for older ones too- I have an
    N82, and yesterday I updated to Ovi Maps 3, but it still asks for a license.
     
    Rex, Jan 22, 2010
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  3. Larry

    JK Coney Guest


    If you;ve noticed the market is down 400 points the last 2 days due to
    other reasons. Any weakness will be exaggerated in such a case. May be a
    good time to buy?
     
    JK Coney, Jan 22, 2010
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  4. Larry

    Steve Sobol Guest

    And you can use it on any one of a number of Nokia devices. They say
    it's free, forever (of course, they don't point out that you can still
    be charged for data transfer by your carrier).

    If I liked Nokia phones, this would be a pretty cool proposition.
    Personally, I'd rather buy Samsung than Nokia (although that opinion is
    always subject to change).
    Yeah, I think I'm going to try it this weekend. I was only on the
    website for a couple seconds, but what little I saw of the site looks
    pretty cool.
    Considering that Navteq is one of only a few companies providing mapping
    data, and considering the market Nokia apparently wants to hit, I'd say
    Nokia is probably going to get a good ROI. Google, MSN/Bing, AOL, all of
    the big sites use data from Navteq (or have recently).
     
    Steve Sobol, Jan 22, 2010
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  5. Larry

    Your Name Guest

    Depends what you're trying to do. For just a visual map or manually looking
    for something, then either is fine (with no doubt a few errors and missing
    data).

    In terms of directional instructions, then both (like all GPS map systems)
    are hopeless, inaccurate and will tell you to the wrong way down one-way
    streets, drive through fields, off cliffs, or even take long ferry voyages
    to other countries and back again just to get to a destination a few miles
    away. :-\
     
    Your Name, Jan 22, 2010
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  6. Larry

    Duck Guest

    In Europe, sellphones are spelled N-o-k-i-a.
    In UK we spell it c-e-l-l-p-h-o-n-e-s
     
    Duck, Jan 23, 2010
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  7. Larry

    Your Name Guest

    Personally I'd spell it "m-o-b-i-l-e p-h-o-n-e-s".
    "C-e-l-l-p-h-o-n-e-s" is just another one of those silly Americanised words
    made up simply so they can be "different". :)
     
    Your Name, Jan 23, 2010
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  8. Larry

    Larry Guest

    If we weren't "different" England would be speaking German and NZ probably
    Japanese, today.
     
    Larry, Jan 24, 2010
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  9. Larry

    Your Name Guest

    That would only be even remotely true if your incorrect spellings and misuse
    of words actually confused the enemy during Word War II.
     
    Your Name, Jan 24, 2010
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  10. Larry

    Duck Guest

    I love how these threads get slightly colored ;-)
     
    Duck, Jan 24, 2010
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