Nokia Maps, the N86 and getting ready for Prague


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In advance of our trip to Prague tomorrow I met up with James Whatley and we talked Nokia Maps and whether Rafe Blandford’s comments about side-loading map data and pre-planning points of interest could be right.  We also waved a pre-release Nokia N86 about a bit for good measure.

Watch the site and our Twitter streams (Site feed: @MIReview, Ewan: @ew4n, Dan: @danlane
and Ben: @bensmithuk) for updates throughout the trip.

I’m two hours into loading Nokia Maps 3, the PC suite applications and some map data onto my N82 right now… Guess how it’s going so far…

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17 Responses to Nokia Maps, the N86 and getting ready for Prague

  1. Kip Hakes February 28, 2009 at 2:40 am #

    Always nice to be name checked 🙂

    Glad i've converted you Whatleydude!

    Only FAIL I find with Nokia Maps is finding businesses – example yesterday was in London – at Madame Tussuads – I remembered there was a Nandos nearby but no idea where. Nokia Maps drew a blank. Fired up Google Maps, and searched 'Nandos' – found it in seconds.

  2. SteveRowlands February 28, 2009 at 2:53 am #

    I've always been a Google Maps chap too, but I thought I would live life on the edge, and take the recommendation of the new ovi maps on board.

    First FAIL…. maps.ovi.com doesn't work in Chrome…. I'm getting irritated already….

  3. Ben Smith March 2, 2009 at 4:46 am #

    Me too… Steve. Watch out for the Prague footage where we discuss this precise point.

    But, Windows only, Firefox / IE only, plugin required, Administrator account install and broken features… Hmm. FAIL.

  4. James Whatley March 2, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    At least it tells you it isn't compatible. I mean it could be worse, it could just *not* work…

  5. Ben Smith March 2, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    Same thing in effect though.

    Oh and it doesn't work… remember those failing favourites? Didn't work for me for the next 12 hours of trying either.

    Kak.

  6. James Whatley March 2, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    Damn. Must be a bug.

    Shame, worked fine for me on initial setup.

  7. Ben Smith March 2, 2009 at 10:27 am #

    Probably is… it is a beta after all. But that means 'real' people
    should still be using Maps 2 which is an even bigger disappointment…

    2009/3/2 Disqus <>:

  8. Ben Smith March 2, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    Me too… Steve. Watch out for the Prague footage where we discuss this precise point.

    But, Windows only, Firefox / IE only, plugin required, Administrator account install and broken features… Hmm. FAIL.

  9. James Whatley March 2, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    At least it tells you it isn't compatible. I mean it could be worse, it could just *not* work…

  10. Ben Smith March 2, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Same thing in effect though.

    Oh and it doesn't work… remember those failing favourites? Didn't work for me for the next 12 hours of trying either.

    Kak.

  11. James Whatley March 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    Damn. Must be a bug.

    Shame, worked fine for me on initial setup.

  12. Ben Smith March 2, 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    Probably is… it is a beta after all. But that means 'real' people
    should still be using Maps 2 which is an even bigger disappointment…

    2009/3/2 Disqus <>:

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Ben Smith - February 27, 2009

    @whatleydude talks to me about Nokia Maps 3 & the N86 before the @MIReview trip to Prague with @ew4n and @danlanehttp://tr.im/gRuN

  2. Ben Smith - February 28, 2009

    @whatleydude talks to me about Nokia Maps 3 & the N86 before the @MIReview trip to Prague with @ew4n and @danlanehttp://tr.im/gRuN

  3. Ben Smith - February 28, 2009

    @whatleydude talks to me about Nokia Maps 3 & the N86 before the @MIReview trip to Prague with @ew4n and @danlanehttp://tr.im/gRuN

  4. James Whatley - March 2, 2009

    Quick @MIReview video recorded Friday at #Tuttle re The Nokia N86, Nokia Maps 3 and today’s trip to Prague. Check it – http://tr.im/gRuN

  5. James Whatley - March 2, 2009

    Quick @MIReview video recorded Friday at #Tuttle re The Nokia N86, Nokia Maps 3 and today’s trip to Prague. Check it – http://tr.im/gRuN

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