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Nokia unveils free Ovi Maps sat-nav and a lot of balloons


The days of dedicated sat-navs are going to be over very soon. Today Nokia followed Google’s example and announced free turn-by-turn sat-nav software. At the moment Ovi Maps navigation is available on ten phones and Nokia said it will offer it on every future device that packs GPS. For some reason the N97 and N900 aren’t supported yet but they will be soon.

What’s great about Nokia’s free sat-nav offering is that it works offline, so you don’t need a data connection to get going. Ovi Maps navigation also integrates information from content providers such as Lonely Planet and Timeout, which means you can access interesting location-based information very easily. We tried it out and it works relatively well but it was buggy at times.

For more information and the download link visit the Ovi Maps site.