Feeds

Readers rate Nokia's free Smart2Go satnav app

Have your say

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Ian Peters

Upon reading your story about the smart2go software, I downloaded it, and thought I'd give you a very quick first view.

It's not supported on my phone (N91 - latest firmware), but seeing as the N93 is also S60, I punted for it anyway. No problems during install. I'm roaming in the US at the mo, so rather than pay the extortionate roaming data charges (and there wasn't a friendly Wi-Fi nearby), I downloaded over the internet using MapLoader for my local area. Big ass file, took a while, but all good.

nokia maps

And it works. Soooooo nicely :) It's a bit slow at times, some of the text is a bit crappy, but navigation and location searches work fine. I haven't managed to download any premium content but will try when I've got Wi-Fi access. We'll see. It appears you can't download via a PC, rather annoyingly. Route-finding seems to work well, and the time estimates are okay tending to the optimistic.

Still, that's my first thoughts. I can't wait for the N95, for which (due to it's in-built GPS) this program may well be the killer app.

Michael Baxter

At first I thought, great if you have unlimited data on your mobile. I've used Route 66 (awful) and TomTom (great) on my N73 so it's nice to see a mapping program I don't have to spend £60-plus on.

I truly believe Nokia is the best handset designer. OK, its OSes are a bit dodgy but it pushes ahead with innovation, which shows in buckets with the N95, which craps on the iPhone from a great height. Nokia has done it again by understanding the "£5 for 2MBs" UK phone market by providing a program with Smart2Go called Maploader which lets you download the whole of the UK (90MB) to your phone so no need to down load on the fly. This transforms Smart2Go from a nice idea to something you can really use.

The interface on Smart to go is similar to Google maps - check out those bubbles! - and is smooth and quick. It's definitely worth buying a cheap secondhand N70 to try it out on.

nokia maps

Lemuel Hydes

Well, it might be available to download, but it won't actually install - at least not on my N73 - as it claims to be incompatible, which is nice...


Thanks to all of you who submitted their reactions to Nokia's new app - send us your addresses and we'll get some Reg Hardware T-shirts out to you.

And don't forget, you can add your thoughts to any product review published in Reg Hardware by clicking on the Comments button.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
LIFE, JIM? Comet probot lander found 'ORGANICS' on far-off iceball
That's it for God, then – if Comet 67P has got complex molecules
Rosetta probot drilling DENIED: Philae has its 'LEG in the AIR'
NOT best position for scientific fulfillment
'Yes, yes... YES!' Philae lands on COMET 67P
Plucky probot aces landing on high-speed space rock - emotional scenes in Darmstadt
HUMAN DNA 'will be FOUND ON MOON' – rocking boffin Brian Cox
Crowdfund plan to stimulate Blighty's space programme
THERE it is! Philae comet lander FOUND in EXISTING Rosetta PICS
Crumb? Pixel? ALIEN? Better, it's a comet-catcher!
SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS
Boffin: 'I think the behaviour is increasing in frequency'
Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg
Off to the boozer? This delicacy might help mitigate the effects
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.