Last Sunday, Symbian unleashed their roadmap giving details of multicore powered Symbian^5 and Symbian^6 OS. We got a glimpse of the progress of Symbian on touch screens with Symbian^3 UI video. It went Viral on youtube, shooting up to the most viewed as it demonstrated a very promising future for Symbian with features such as […]
Tag: Ovi Maps
Last Tuesday, I went up to Manchester as I had an interview there (sidenote: got an offer yesterday btw – hehe score!). I didn’t know Manchester that well (2-3 years the last time I was there) so I made sure I brought the N97 with the newly upgraded Ovi Maps 3.03 with free navigation [and […]
TomTom and Garmin’s shares are taking a tumble after Nokia’s announcement that their Ovi Maps turn-by-turn navigation is now free (on selected devices). Who’s gonna need alternative and dedicated SatNav’s now when your phone can do it all for you? And especially one that works offline so you either don’t need a data plan or […]
As jay earlier announce, Nokia’s big news is the FREE Ovi maps for everyone forever on Nokia devices! Currently this is available on the following devices: X6 N97 Mini E72 E55 E52 6730 Classic 6710 Navigator 5800 Express Music 5800 Navigation Ediion 5230 UPDATE 1: Jay just provided us with the following news: Nokia N97 […]
A wise move from Nokia. Ovi Maps on my N97 was absolutely stellar with the turn by turn directions, especially as it worked in offline mode. I could navigate even if my phone couldn’t get a signal. Not the same story with Google map, as great as it was, which (not only did not have […]
Nokia N97 with holographic displays? No, it's just Ads: Get to the Good Things – 'A splash in the dessert' and 'Let's Rock'
Nokia have released a couple of ads about getting to the “Good Things” using Ovi Maps. If you check it out, you’ll see some fancy holographic UI looking elements. It looks really cool! I know it’s merely there to just label and describe what’s happening but I’m actually finding it a little annoying to see […]
Here are a selection of photos of the attendees on last week’s Good Things event in London, courtesy of WOMWorld. There’s a gallery at the bottom as wordpress might break if I try to insert all the photos individually. The gallery consists mostly of four destinations: first the boat that was privately hired to cruise […]
Following yesterday’s post on the behind the scenes of the site of the Good Things Arrow and Crane, this second video now takes a look at the heart – or be it – the brain that’s sorting out all those messages that appear on the arrow itself.
Thanks to WOMWorld and Nokia, as part of the “Good Things” event, we got the chance to quiz Nokia’s senior global marketing manager, Arshia Varlet and colleagues Guiseppe (Pino) and Danesh on Ovi Maps. Here’s the 20 minute video of that session, underneath the transcript – questions in bold and additional thoughts/clarifications I meant in […]
Yesterday, 5 groups in 2 man-teams navigated their way across London’s sights of attraction. But it wasn’t simply using Ovi Maps and locating point X. We were only ever given coordinates, which meant one wrong digit placement could lead us anywhere but where we had to go to. Once getting to the correct destination there […]
If you’ve been following a few posts [here, here and here] about the upcoming event in London, you’ll know that some Good Things are starting today! I’ll be tweeting away so check out @jaymontano for coverage on what’s happening – they do get pretty odd/random if I’m not actually in the middle of anything Nokia […]
This morning, the DHL man and Postman delivered several Good Things…some books, cheques from the lettings agency…and: train tickets to London and back WOMWorld Package with Good Things box (actually a pretty big box), containing: a euro-uk converter; Nokia N97 box; and a green Good Things arrow. Here’s an itinerary of what we’re gonna be […]
How to: Ultimate calibration method for your Nokia N97's compass (side issue with N97 not getting GPS fix at all)
One of Mark Guim’s readers, RobertH, may have found the best solution for calibrating the Nokia N97. We’ve previously seen the Symbian World guys’ “wrist twist”, allowing compass calibration within 3 seconds. Later, Mark found a more subtle calibration method – but that required turning auto rotate off, which I was not prepared to be […]