Ovi Maps, with Free Navigation!

via youtube.com Today, Nokia announced a new version of Ovi Maps with free navigation and location sharing: ” The new Ovi Maps will also support location-aware social networking, such as buddy finder apps and Facebook. It will provide driving and … Continue reading

Today, Nokia announced a new version of Ovi Maps with free navigation and location sharing:

” The new Ovi Maps will also support location-aware social networking, such as buddy finder apps and Facebook. It will provide driving and walking directions in 74 countries with support for 46 different languages. It can provide real-time traffic information in 10 countries, and provides maps for 180 total countries around the globe. Nokia claims that its hybrid vector graphics technology provides a ten-fold data and cost savings when compared to Google Maps, making it better for both consumers and network operators. It can work when no network connection is present, as it will always pre-load maps in the background. The new version of the application will work with 10 models immediately (N97 Mini, 5800 XpressMusic, 5800 Navigation, E52, E55, E72, 5230, 6710 Navigator, 6730 Classic and X6). Nokia will make the new Ovi Maps available to most of its GPS-equipped phones by March of this year.”

from http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=5404

Updates for Ovi Maps for the N97 will come on January 28, 2010, and hopefully for other devices shortly thereafter.

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TLTR Blog – Talk to Us

The Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable now has a Blog!
Read about what we are doing and talk to us about anything and everything related to Technology.

The Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable now has a Blog!

Read about what we are doing and talk to us about anything and everything related to Technology.

New Nokia Phone to Run on Coke Thanks to Bio Battery

When it comes to weird and wonderful designs, Daizi Zheng is right up there with the best of them. Her latest design is Nokia cells phones that are powered by Coke; this is done by using a new Bio Battery. … Continue reading

When it comes to weird and wonderful designs, Daizi Zheng is right up there with the best of them. Her latest design is Nokia cells phones that are powered by Coke; this is done by using a new Bio Battery. It is not just Coca-Cola that can power the phone but any sugary drinks.

According to the designer, the new Nokia phones battery would get its power from enzymes, it is those that will generate the electricity from carbohydrates and will last three to four times as long as conventional lithium batteries. Not just that, but this power source is also biodegradable.

Zheng was asked by Nokia to design an eco power source alternative for its handsets, she knew that current cell phone batteries were not only expensive, but uses valuable resources throughout the manufacturing process. Coming up with a cheaper, greener choice is something worth solving.

As mobile devices continue to look for the next killer app, or the fastest processor, I am always encouraged to see evidence of research that is looking for new ways to continue to improve technology while striving to protect the environment. I’m not sure of the practicality of this, nor the necessary shift in the manufacturing ecosystem that would need to take place in order to help push this along, but it is still nice to see companies investigating alternative power sources.

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