Nokia Maps 3.0 Beta, but not for N95

I have found the mobile location and navigation utilities genuinely useful in several occasions lately, and have been following with interest the release of new, 3.0 version of Nokia Maps. The possibility to have certain landmark buildings as 3D objects in the maps sounds something that should make it more intuitive to place yourself in the real environment. Also, the synchronisation of favorites between a PC version (Maps in OVI service) and the mobile handset one makes it much easier to plan your routes beforehand on the proper PC keyboard, and then utilise those points of interest later, on the road. I was disappointed, however, to find out that currently Maps 3.0 is only available to the very limited number of S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 devices, and e.g. my N95 8GB model is not supported (it belongs to the S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 category). But they at least promise a quick release with more supported devices, lets see how fast that will be. More: http://www.nokia.com/betalabs/maps

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland.

3 thoughts on “Nokia Maps 3.0 Beta, but not for N95”

  1. the lack of initial support for the n95 8gb is really f***ing annoying. I didn’t check whether my phone was compatible because who would? They use it as a demonstration model in the intro video…

  2. Yeah I fell for that one, too. I’m holding my breath for the FP1 release. None of the maps or navigation apps for symbian really “do it” for me yet.

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