All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Does this work well in the UK?


I just watched the video demo and really, isn't it saying that the Ovi maps is not fit for purpose?

Why should we purchase a very expensive phone and then have to pay more (ok, only a few pounds) to get it to work correctly?


Nokia should be ashamed of themselves.





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I agree with you. Okey
As a matter of interest, what version of Maps do you have installed?
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Another thing about this compass.
Why have a white/red/yellow/green ring.

Surely it should be red for off and not working or green for on and working.

What are the red and yellow rings for anyway?

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Colour codes appear to be thus:-

White = Compass uncalibrated (figure of 8's + tap on screen)

Red = Compass calibrated but very poor or no positioning signal

Yellow = Compass calibrated but poor to mediocre positioning signal

Green = Compass calibrated and strong positioning signal
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Colour codes appear to be thus:-

White = Compass uncalibrated (figure of 8's + tap on screen)

Red = Compass calibrated but very poor or no positioning signal

Yellow = Compass calibrated but poor to mediocre positioning signal

Green = Compass calibrated and strong positioning signal

See, that's just the point. i get a position fix in seconds.
BUT, why bother with the red and yellow rings.
The compass either does point you in the right direstion (and therefore have the maps the right way up) or it doesn't.

Also strangely enough, my other program that relies on the compass (Geocache Navigator) works flawlessly.

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It's fit for purpose!

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Does this work well in the UK?


I just watched the video demo and really, isn't it saying that the Ovi maps is not fit for purpose?

Why should we purchase a very expensive phone and then have to pay more (ok, only a few pounds) to get it to work correctly?


Nokia should be ashamed of themselves.





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You have to remember the purpose of the wifi locating part of 3.04 and / or maps booster - they provide supplementary postioning data until the gps gets a signal lock allowing use of maps when the gps signal is not present or poor.

Should you have to pay for that extra usability well thats up to you - nokia thinks not thats why they have put it in 3.04

so in this instance no they should not be ashamed of themselves - but don't get me started on dodgy gps receivers or scratched lens issues!
 

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