[maemo-users] ovi maps : problems

From: Bernard Tyers b at runningwithbulls.com
Date: Sun Feb 21 23:06:42 EET 2010
Ooops, that was supposed to go to the list. Sorry Ville!

> On 21 Feb 2010, at 18:51, Ville M. Vainio wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 2:01 PM, Johan Helsingius <julf at julf.com>  
>> wrote:
>>>> I thought N900 was one of the top products of Nokia
>>>> also for these kind of services..
>>> As the Symbian phones sell in much higher volumes,
>>> it seems the free navigation app for Symbian had
>>> much higher priority - unfortunately. I agree it
>>> sends a strange message about the N900.
>> Making the navigation free for Symbian was not much more than  
>> flipping
>> the price bit. N900 navigation app doesn't have turn-by-turn
>> navigation at all, so there is nothing to make free.

Fair point Ville, BUT it does seem abit cruel of Nokia/Maemo/whoever's  
job it is to develop the Ovi Maps client for the N900 to not release a  
client without the basic functions of a proper GPS navigation client  
like Ovi Maps.

I have used Ovi Maps for years on my E61, and E71, and have happily  
paid for the turn-by-turn nav, for at least 2 years.

I would happily pay for it on the N900 also, but so far, it doesn't  
seem to be forth coming.

I don't care about when/why/whatever it comes to the N900, I just want  
it to happen.

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