Find your way around on your phone
- Maps for 150 countries and 15 million points of interest
- Must pay for extras
Nokia Maps promises to be the mobile solution to navigating around the world, offering free maps for 150 countries
Nokia Maps provides a comprehensive route finder facility whether you want to get from street-to-street, city-to-city, or country-to-country. But more than that, with Nokia Maps you can locate 15 million tourist spots, meaning when you're in a new city the software will give you directions from wherever you are, telling you exactly how far you need to travel.
You can share these with friends and update and personalize your maps. Nokia Maps will work with GPS if your phone supports it. All you need to do to use the software is upload a city map onto your mobile and select what you want to search for, e.g. hotels or restaurants. Then follow the route.
Things to bear in mind
One problem is that if want to create more detailed guides or add extras such as a voice-operated navigation guide you will need to pay. And it may even cost you to transfer free maps depending on your service provider, so do check.
You should note too, that Nokia Ovi Maps 3 is now available, for Series 60 3rd Edition and 5th Edition phones. Besides offering an overall improvement in map detail and quality than Nokia Maps 2.0, Ovi Maps comes with new 3D features, including three-dimensional terrain and a 3D landmarks feature for more than 200 cities.
Still, if your phone doesn't support Ovi Maps, good old Nokia Maps still offers a handy way to get around.