Nokia's new version of Ovi Maps boasts features such as turn-by-turn voice guidance to 74 countries in 46 languages, and traffic in more than 10 countries, plus detailed maps of more than 180 countries
All new GPS-enabled Nokia smartphones from March 2010 will come with this new version of Ovi Maps installed, and existing users can download it on their phones from Ovi Maps website at any time. Currently, only a few units function in the "supported phones" list. This includes mini Nokia N97, 5800 XpressMusic, 5800 Navigation Edition, E52, E55, E72, 5230, 6710 Navigator, 6730 Classic and X6. The N97 is conspicuous by its absence on the list.But we are told that it will soon be added to the official list of supported devices soon.
With this important message, Nokia aims to increase the number of people using GPS navigation on your mobile phone from 27 million in 2009 to 50 million by the end of this year. Nokia is to use the acquisition of NAVTEQ had done some months ago to the best use. Ovi Maps is a specific reason to use hybrid maps that are much less data-heavy than typical map images