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TripAdvisor, the world’s largest (and my favorite) travel site just announced a new partnership with Nokia that includes an app and an integration of the service into Ovi Maps. It launches today in select markets, with full global roll-out scheduled within a month.
Nokia announced on Tuesday that the Nokia E71 and E66 will have the latest Ovi Maps that gives users free and walk navigation. Due to technical issues (or we may say some hardware or software limitations), the premium features such as Michelin and Lonely Planets will not be available on these devices.
Initially launched for Europe a few days ago, I noticed Sygic Mobile Maps for the Nokia N900 now support the US as well. It is the first turn-by-turn voice guided navigation application on Maemo. I’m a little surprised that Sygic was able to deliver their app before Nokia implemented voice navigation to their built-in Ovi Maps.
My Nokia phones need to find my position accurately and quickly since I use location services like geotagging photos, checking-in on Foursquare, or navigating with Ovi maps. Fortunately there’s a revolutionary app called Maps Booster that helps your Symbian phone find your location really fast no matter what other applications need it. That’s right… I said revolutionary. If you don’t believe me, watch Steve Jobs explain the awesome technology behind the app.
The Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition got a firmware update to software version 40.2.005, but it feels incomplete. Kinetic scrolling is not applied everywhere like in the Nokia N97 mini and the original N97. The new Ovi maps with free navigation isn’t included within the new firmware either, so you have another download to take care of if you haven’t installed it previously.
Right after the Nokia World keynote this morning, Nokia Beta Labs put out three new apps for the Nokia N97. First, Ovi Maps, an update to Nokia Maps. Then Lifecasting and Communities, social location focused applications with a heavy focus on Facebook.
I always carry my phone around and admittedly take it out of my pocket many times a day. This past weekend, I’ve had people ask me on separate occasions what I was doing on my phone. I thought I’d make a video to show instead of tell. Here’s a video of the top 5 things I use or do with my phone, which is currently the Nokia N85.
Back in December, Nokia Beta Labs released Nokia Maps 3.0 Beta with better looking maps, 3D landmarks, and other features. However, I could not install it after several attempts. Today, they announced another update to the Maps 3.0 Beta, but again, I could not install it. The problem is with the installation steps.