Just to let you know that I took the plunge and risked killing my phone by installing this software on my N80 - along with approximately 90MB of UK maps - and it looks pretty nifty especially considering it's free. I tried planning a couple of routes across the country and they came out about looking about right.
I haven't tried any of the real-time navigation stuff with a GPS device though.
Downloaded Smart2go this morning and it really is rubbish. I've been using Wayfinder on a WM5 phone for a while so I know how these things should work. Within the first 30 minutes of use, large sections of the maps don't show, even though I have downloaded the maps using the maploading program. Routing doesn't work. The progress map gets to 95 per cent there and then freezes - I have to Cancel to get out.
Tried to look at the upgrade to navigation and the program crashed. I have a HTC TyTN which generally gets a reboot about once a month, so far today I have rebooted it five times! I had high hopes for this but so far it's not looking good :(
Oh well, I thought it was worth a punt... Noticed that all the E and N series downloads seemed to all point to the same file, which just had S60 on the end of the filename... Seeing as my N70 is an S60 phone too, I thought I'd try it.
Unfortunately, all I get is "file corrupt" when I try to install it. So either Nokia has messed up its late arrival, or it's chosen to forget all the really old phones in an attempt to make us upgrade.
I'm just instilling the Nokia navigation app to my N73 now - should be interesting to see how it performs alongside TomTom Navigator 6, although the navigation function looks like it might be a chargeable upgrade!
Mind you, I'm still waiting for the thing to install. I put it on the phone 20 mins ago and its only halfway done!
According to my N70 - admittedly not in the list of supported models, but still... - [the download] arrives corrupted, so the phone has refused to install it. Shame - I'd like to see what the software can do.
I've just downloaded and installed Nokia Smart2Go on my N73 (3 X-Series). It took a while to install, and initially start, but it works well otherwise.
I'm currently in a 2.5G area and the map for my village took about 45 seconds to download. I'm not sure how much data it's transfering when it's getting new maps. I'm glad I'm on a flat rate plan! I can't find any info on how much it downloads, but I'd like to hope it's not much.
Thought I'd give this a go - you can't argue with free stuff!
Downloaded it, copied it to my N80, ran the installation and 13 minutes later I'm still 50 per cent through the installer. Setup hangs and crashes File Manager.
Oh, but wait - just before I was going to hit the Send button a burst on the progress bar! 25 per cent to go!
... sometime later ...
Two per cent left.
... even later ...
All done, although it's still "installing".
Holy Moly, 24 minutes to install!
Re Nokia E61 + Mac + wi-fi works fine
I have an N80 with wifi, can I download the WHOLE map to the phone over wifi in one go? i.e. with one command, not something hacky like "scroll around the whole map area" or anything like that.
If so then fine, but if I have to fiddle and mess around then it's a shoddy piece of work by nokia
Nokia E61 + Mac + wi-fi works fine
In response to Rob's query about smart2go and Macs, the problem pretty much goes away if you have a wi-fi-enabled handset like the Nokia E61.
It's not totally plain sailing, in that the app downloaded to the phone over my wi-fi/DSL home network but for some reason wouldn't install. However, downloading smart2go to the Mac and then bluetoothing it over to the phone worked fine. Once the program was installed, there was no problem at all downloading the map data directly over the wi-fi link.
If your phone doesn't have wi-fi then yes, this and many other navigation/location based services are going to be a problem for Mac users. Yet another reason to look forward to flat-rate mobile data packages.
smart2go on an emulator?
What are the steps required to run smart2go on an emulator?