Nokia Revises Its Maps Application
Sep 11, 2007, 8:00 AM by (staff)
Today Nokia made a new version of its Maps application available for download. The revision to the software includes a new user interface that makes searching easier. It also includes a data download counter visible in the map so users can see how much data they are using, and a GPS status indicator that shows if the phone is connected to a GPS satellite. Nokia is making more maps available and also updated the PC-based Map Loader software, increasing the speed that maps are side loaded onto phones. Maps works with certain S60 phones. The software is free.
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