Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The new ovi maps

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Ovi maps is great because it has been very useful for me (since it became free) as it saves us several times already when we get lost while traveling. And now its even better, became more social

You can now access nearby places using your position or through the new improved search, which offers suggestions, search history and spelling corrections as well as being location aware
Users will be able to “check-in” their current location on a variety of social networks including Facebook, RenRen and StudiVZ. With 7,500 3D landmarks available alongside millions of points of interest, this new feature is sure to be a hit.
Gesture control will also be landing with this new release. Symbian^3 users will be able to pinch and spread to zoom and pan and swipe to move around maps on their touchscreen devices.
Road warriors will welcome the addition of real time traffic-flow information, safety alerts in or out of navigation mode and the addition of visibility for parking, petrol stations and speed limit warnings.
Users of public transport will be pleased to hear that subways, trams and trains from over 85 cities around the world have been added showing network lines and stations and utilizing the local color signage for ease of use

Sorry for me cause this new version only applies to touchscreen devices. I'm currently using e71 as of this writing. Gheez, N8 please come to Philippines now!!

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