MIR Show – Ben and Rafe row over Nokia Maps

Toward the end of the interview we filmed with Rafe Blandford of All About Symbian last night, there was brief discussion about Nokia Maps. Rafe is obviously a rather big fan of it. Ben Smith — normally the quiet, implaccable and relaxed thinking man on the team (“come on Tim!”) went nuts. Nuts in the context of Ben. If you would like to see this, have a watch of this semi-outtake. Oh, and Rafe also briefly joins the MIR Show team…


Ben Smith and Rafe Blandford DISAGREE on Nokia Maps from Mobile Industry Review on Vimeo.

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9 Responses to MIR Show – Ben and Rafe row over Nokia Maps

  1. Mike42 February 17, 2009 at 8:34 am #

    Where's the Nokia Maps product rep? Guys, get to the Nokia stand ASAP. Get someone on record.

  2. constantine February 17, 2009 at 10:52 am #

    I work at Nokia and still evangelize Google Maps.

  3. Micky February 17, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    Brilliant.! Great vid guys,.!

  4. Mark Guim February 18, 2009 at 12:19 am #

    lol at 2:20. Rafe… ur a funny guy!

  5. Ben Smith February 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    Will try although although they want to talk about Maps 3.0… which would require a re-test.

  6. Alex February 18, 2009 at 6:42 am #

    I was on one of the few official market research groups for Nokia Maps in the UK, with 4 other guys. We were all very experienced with phones, and mapping apps. We all agreed Nokia Maps 2.0 was TERRIBLE. I gave Nokia a 30-something point list of things that needed fixing or redesigning, many of which were fundamental flaws, not quick fixes. Just for starters routing was plain wrong or just insane, on every route I planned, and the interface was totally illogical and clunky. Maps 3.0 is little better. It has great potential, but is indeed rubbish at the moment. I use TomTom for driving, and Google Maps for walking, but would shift to NM in a moment if it was half decent.

  7. Alex February 18, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    I was on one of the few official market research groups for Nokia Maps in the UK, with 4 other guys. We were all very experienced with phones, and mapping apps. We all agreed Nokia Maps 2.0 was TERRIBLE. I gave Nokia a 30-something point list of things that needed fixing or redesigning, many of which were fundamental flaws, not quick fixes. Just for starters routing was plain wrong or just insane, on every route I planned, and the interface was totally illogical and clunky. Maps 3.0 is little better. It has great potential, but is indeed rubbish at the moment. I use TomTom for driving, and Google Maps for walking, but would shift to NM in a moment if it was half decent.

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  1. James Burland - February 17, 2009

    Poor Rafe. Where was his AAS posse when he needed them? http://tinyurl.com/b2afkz

  2. James Burland - February 17, 2009

    Poor Rafe. Where was his AAS posse when he needed them? http://tinyurl.com/b2afkz

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