Tag: Ovi Maps

A Stroll Down Memory Lane: Nokia N82

A Stroll Down Memory Lane: Nokia N82

| June 30, 2012 | 79 Replies

Hello All, In this day and age of superphones, HD screens, Quad and Dual-Core CPUs, millions of polygons per second GPUs, unibody construction, 5+inch screens and 41MP monster cameras and nearly a million apps across OSes, I almost wonder how did we make it in the “dark ages” of mobile technology a few years ago. While […]

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Nokia WP apps not confined to Nokia devices only?

Nokia WP apps not confined to Nokia devices only?

| July 2, 2011 | 96 Replies

How about starting your weekend with a bit of riot worthy news? Pocket-lint is reporting that the apps Nokia create for Windows Phone are also going to be available on devices from their competitors like HTC and Samsung. Pocket-lint had an interview with Marco Argenti, senior vice president of Developer and Marketplace at Nokia partly […]

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New CNN App for Symbian^3! Nokia and CNN collaborate to deliver mobile news and rich mapping!

New CNN App for Symbian^3! Nokia and CNN collaborate to deliver mobile news and rich mapping!

| May 26, 2011 | 18 Replies

From Nokia Conversations, The Official Nokia Blog: “GLOBAL – Today Nokia and news network CNN have announced plans for an international agreement which will see Nokia providing rich mapping services to the network. You may have already seen the first fruits of this collaboration when CNN used Nokia’s new 3D maps to show the route […]

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Video: The secrets of the Magical Ovi Maps 3D explained (future mission: everybody to see their house in 3D)

Video: The secrets of the Magical Ovi Maps 3D explained (future mission: everybody to see their house in 3D)

| April 22, 2011 | 9 Replies

To say we were impressed with Ovi Maps 3D in an understatement. The media are praising it too. One thing in everyone’s minds. “HOW DID THEY DO IT?” I assumed photos and mesh (created with laser scanners?)Being photo realistic, they were essentially photos put onto very accurate 3D meshes (hence photos of cars on the […]

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Ovi Maps 3D – a whole lotta wow

Ovi Maps 3D – a whole lotta wow

| April 19, 2011 | 47 Replies

You remember that 3D mapping stuff we saw examples of WAY, back showing off some pretty cool implications for the future of maps under Nokia and Navteq’s tutelage??  Well Nokia have made good on that promise,  announcing their Ovi Maps 3D beta for browsers everywhere. Imagine Google maps 3D on steroids and you should have […]

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Nokia NAVTEQ buys Reach Unlimited, acquires crowdsourcing "TRAPSTER" (and other apps)

Nokia NAVTEQ buys Reach Unlimited, acquires crowdsourcing "TRAPSTER" (and other apps)

| December 14, 2010 | 11 Replies

You may have heard the snippet from Reuters about Nokia NAVTEQ acquiring Trapser. Trapster is a cross platform app that enables crowd sourcing, allowing it’s current 9.4 million users to share traffic/speed trap cameras/road hazards data. Currently, over 3.5 Million traps have been reported. According to Autoblog, five companies were interested in acquiring Trapster, resulting […]

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Future of Ovi Maps with PixelActive's 3D expertise?

Future of Ovi Maps with PixelActive's 3D expertise?

| November 20, 2010 | 9 Replies

A couple of days ago, NAVTEQ (subsidiary of Nokia) bought PixelActive who specialize in the creation of 3D buildings, roads, highways and cities. They have a city builder tool that you can use to create your own city (or recreate a real one). Alex68 (cheers for the heads up) says that the PixelActive video has […]

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Mobile Choice Awards crowns Nokia N8 As Best Sat Nav, beating gigantum Dell Streak, iPhone 4, Garmin Asus Navi Phone and Desire

Mobile Choice Awards crowns Nokia N8 As Best Sat Nav, beating gigantum Dell Streak, iPhone 4, Garmin Asus Navi Phone and Desire

| October 26, 2010 | Reply

Thanks to Alex68 for the heads up to mynokiablog.com/tips on this post from Mobile Choice UK. They’ve awarded the N8 the title of Best Sat Nav. And here’s their reason why: Nokia announced this year that its excellent Ovi Maps would not only no longer cost a penny, you could also utilise your Nokia’s navigation […]

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Video: Nokia N8 UK – weapon of 1)Papparazi 2)Rock Band 3) Olympic Boxer

Video: Nokia N8 UK – weapon of 1)Papparazi 2)Rock Band 3) Olympic Boxer

| October 15, 2010 | Reply

Here’s what you could say are mini documentaries showing the Nokia N8 as an integral part (well at least being quite useful:p) to the lives of these three individual sets of people. 1)London’s No.1 video paparazzi Nokia UK follows London’s best known video paparazzi, Brett Andre as he uses Ovi maps on his Nokia N8 […]

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Video: Sat Nav Comparisons – Driving with the Nokia N8, Ovi Maps, City Guide, Navitel and Garmin.

Video: Sat Nav Comparisons – Driving with the Nokia N8, Ovi Maps, City Guide, Navitel and Garmin.

| October 2, 2010 | 14 Replies

Here’s a test of some Satellite Navigation solutions for the Nokia N8 as demonstrated in a little car trip (hopefully the N8 not be plagued by inconsistent quality of GPS connectivity – it does now support A-GPS, Satellite and WiFi positioning for improved location awareness and stability) Audio seems a little harsh on the Ovi […]

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Video: Nokia N8 and Ovi Maps 3.06 with multitouch pinch and zoom and check-in for facebook and twitter.

Video: Nokia N8 and Ovi Maps 3.06 with multitouch pinch and zoom and check-in for facebook and twitter.

| September 24, 2010 | Reply

Thanks to N#O#R#U#L#E#S for the heads up at mynokiablog.com/tips. Here’s a look at Ovi Maps 3.06 with the Nokia N8. Ovi Maps has truly graduated as a powerful and convincing service from Nokia and NAVTEQ. Everything works a little bit nicer, slightly fewer button presses, with now pinch and zoom and smooth map scrolling as […]

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Video: Super smooth Pinch and Zoom in Ovi Maps demoed in 25 minute Nokia N8 Truck in Hamburg

Video: Super smooth Pinch and Zoom in Ovi Maps demoed in 25 minute Nokia N8 Truck in Hamburg

| August 28, 2010 | Reply

In all the Nokia N8 demoes we’ve seen thus far, Ovi Maps has only been shown to zoom with the zoom bar. Multitouch is available on the N8 but it was not yet working for Ovi Maps (though it was mentioned to be coming soon) In this 25 minute video (Skip to 24:05) you’ll see […]

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Video: Own Voice Competition: How good is your accent? (Your own or impersonation!)

Video: Own Voice Competition: How good is your accent? (Your own or impersonation!)

| June 7, 2010 | 2 Replies

Nokia conversations are running an Accent Competition to celebrate their new “Own Voice” App to record your own voice packs for Ovi Maps Voice/Turn by Turn Navigation. Check out this cool video above.  At first, the lady (Amy Walker) came across as pretty crazy (wasn’t expecting such contrast of accent, thought she was going loopy!), […]

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Video: NokiaNav – Luxury Sports Cars + CK200 + Ovi Maps = WIN!

Video: NokiaNav – Luxury Sports Cars + CK200 + Ovi Maps = WIN!

| June 3, 2010 | 2 Replies

I didn’t get a chance to blog about this or even attend the final NokiaNav meetup when NokiaNav was happening as I was in the middle of some really important exams. (Shame as there was a huge collection of Nokia folk at the meetup ) It was so hard to avoid as you’ve got 5 […]

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Awesome App: Record your Own Voice for Ovi Maps – Free at Ovi Store.

Awesome App: Record your Own Voice for Ovi Maps – Free at Ovi Store.

| May 4, 2010 | 3 Replies

You might have read this already, but in case you haven’t this is a must to check out. Possibly one of Nokia’s best home grown apps. “Own Voice” – an ambiguous name, lets you user your OWN voice for Ovi Maps turn by turn directions! Brilliant! And of course, it is free from the OVI […]

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