New navigation applications for E71

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 πŸ˜‰

Moreover a few days earlier Google also released version 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 Cool, but be careful, especially if you have your boss on your list πŸ˜‰ 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.


4 Responses to “New navigation applications for E71”

  1. 2 Giles February 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I couldn’t hold back and upgraded on my N85. Maps 3 looked really good and sync’d perfectly with my Ovi thing. The problem was that the application wouldn’t stay open for more than about a minute on my phone and restarted the phone every other time that I ran it. Ended up resetting the phone in order to downgrade back to Maps 2.

  2. 3 Felix March 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    This is so cool! Specially when I installed the Google Maps! Now I’m getting a second thought to sell and change my E71 phone! Thanks for the blog.

  1. 1 WOM World / Nokia » Blog Archive - Maps 3.0 on the E71 Trackback on February 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm
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