It is very fruitful time in world of navigation. Since yesterday Nokia Beta Labs offers public beta version of Maps 3.0 available for more S60 3rd Edition FP1 and FP2 devices, including Nokia E71. The application is in beta version, but it is much faster in comparison to version 2.0 and has a lot of new features, including synchronizing your favorite places with browser-based Ovi Maps. This feature has been enthusiastically found by All About Symbian guys. Information about pure installation or upgrade from 2.0 can be found at the Beta Labs page. Please, be careful especially with upgrading from 2.0, as it requires installation of both special PC application and new Map Loader. Sometimes it is worth to read the manual first 😉
Moreover a few days earlier Google also released version 188.8.131.52 of their Maps for S60 application, which now incorporates service called Latitude. It allows your friends from Google contact list to see your location. The application is available from your mobile at m.google.com Cool, but be careful, especially if you have your boss on your list 😉 My first observation is, that while leaving the app, it asks you, if you want to continue showing your position to your friends. It’s quite misleading and it leads you to not to close Maps completely.