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Nokia Maps, the N86 and getting ready for Prague


Nokia Maps, the N86 and getting ready for Prague from Ben Smith on Vimeo.

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…

By Ben Smith

Ben is an expert on enterprise mobility and wireless data products. He has been a regular contributor to Mobile Industry Review since 2007 and is also editor of Wireless Worker.

17 replies on “Nokia Maps, the N86 and getting ready for Prague”

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.

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.

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.

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 <>:

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.

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.

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 <>:

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