Nokia has announced a new version of their Ovi Maps for smartphones, serving up top notch walk and drive navigation for free.
The new version of Ovi Maps includes high-end car and pedestrian navigation features and turn-by-turn voice guidance.
The coverage is very comprehensive too, with support for 74 countries in 46 languages, and traffic information for more than 10 countries, plus detailed maps for more than 180 countries.
The map menu lets users calculate the best way to walk or drive to their destination, or find out where the chuffin’ heck they are, or look up places, find local Lonely Planet and Michelin listings and seek out entertainment information and nearby events.
“Why have multiple devices that work that work in only one country or region?” quizzed Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Nokia, in a manner none-more-rhetorical.
“Put it all together, make it free, make it global and you almost double the potential size of the mobile navigation market ,” he table-thumped.
“Nokia is the only company with a mobile navigation service for both drivers and pedestrians that works across the world.”
“Unlike the legacy car navigation manufacturers, we don’t make you buy maps for different countries or regions even if you’re only visiting for a few days. We offer both navigation and maps free of charge, with all the high-end functionality and features that people now expect,” he continued.
The software is compatible with Nokia X6, Nokia N97 mini, E72, E55, E52, Nokia 6730 classic, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition and Nokia 5230 handsets and can be downloaded from www.nokia.com/maps.