Nokia E66, E71 finally get Ovi Maps
When Nokia announced back in January that it will make Ovi Maps with Turn-by-Turn Navigation free for its customers, I was a bit disappointed by the limited number of handsets that they supported.
That’s because they didn’t support my favorite Nokia handset, the E71. I was using an E72 back then so I was able to try the Ovi Maps and was impressed by the turn-by-turn navigation. Maybe that decision to pre-select the units that can handle Ovi Maps was a way to drive more sales to the newer units (N97 Mini, X6 and E72).
But today, Nokia finally announced they’ve released a version of the Ovi Maps that supports the old models like the E66 and the E71.
But according to Nokia engineers, “due to technical constraints in backporting the app to existing devices, it isn’t possible to offer further premium content such as Guide Michelin and Lonely Planet guides. These two devices will also be the last of our S60 3.1 and older devices to support this version of Ovi Maps.”
Ovi Maps compatible devices include the Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition, Nokia E52, Nokia E55, Nokia E72, Nokia 5230, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6730 classic, Nokia X6, Nokia N86 8MP and with different functionality the Nokia E71, and Nokia E66.