Nokia offers Ovi Maps for Free

Nokia is now making Ovi Maps with turn-by-turn navigation for free with availability of up to 180 countries, including the Philippines.


The new version of Ovi Maps comes with all the maps and high-end, car grade navigation features you need for free and is yours to keep for the life of the smartphone. No additional licenses needed for extra countries, regions or services like traffic information or city guides. Data charges from network operators may apply.

Best global coverage
You take your mobile with you wherever you go in the world so, as standard, voice guided navigation for both pedestrians and drivers is available for 74 countries in 46 different languages and there are maps for over 180 countries. This gives you the best maps with the largest global coverage for free.

No network connection required when navigating
Avoid expensive, battery-draining network connections with Nokia’s unique hybrid technology. Maps can be pre-loaded on to your Nokia smartphone so you can set Ovi Maps to offline mode, saving battery power, and the navigation system will still work. This is particularly useful for those worried about data connection costs when travelling abroad or when you are travelling through areas with little or no network coverage.

Unique hybrid technology
Ovi Maps is built on an advanced technology called hybrid vector maps. Vector maps are high quality but less data intensive and allow you to continue to navigate even if you lose your network connection. This means that maps downloaded or updated across a network connection are about half the size of bulky bitmaps used by other mobile map providers. The hybrid technology ensures that, unlike other providers, any downloaded map data is stored on the device for future use.

Voice guidance & traffic information
Turn-by-turn, voice guided navigation comes free for both drivers and pedestrians. For drivers this includes lane assistance, traffic information, safety camera and speed warnings. For pedestrians this includes shortcuts through parks and pedestrian-only zones for over 100 cities around the world as well as 6000 3D landmarks in over 200 cities to help you find exactly where you are.

Ovi Maps is immediately available for download for 10 Nokia handsets, including the popular Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Nokia E72, with more Nokia smartphones expected to be added in the coming weeks. In the meantime, current owners of Nokia smartphones that are compatible with the new Ovi Maps can download it free of charge from

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  • Its great that they provide it for free,. Never thought that they wouldnt want to take money for it

  • All of us wants free application. It is good to know that it is free and it will help a lot of people.. di na sila maliligaw dahil may dala na silang mapa!

  • Danny

    Have anyone tried this in the Philippines? How does it provide turn-by-turn navigation? Does it need a cellphone signal(3G?) and what carrier supports it? How accurate is it and does it also provide traffic info? Thanks!

  • Nikka

    To Danny: The new Ovi Maps application supports turn-by-turn voice guidance for navigation. No need for cellphone signal. Ovi Maps can be used in OFFLINE mode. To use Ovi Maps offline (assuming you’ve already download the required map data), just go to MENU->INTERNET->CONNECTION->OFFLINE. We cannot guarantee the navigation accuracy and it does not provide traffic info in the Philippines yet. But what’s cool is that you can use Ovi Maps to easily update your Facebook profile with status including photo and your location. =)

  • Its really amazing and good service!This Ovi Maps for mobile is always with you in over 180 countries worldwide.It shows you where you are,what’s around you and gives you the local knowledge to find what you need.I will keep looking around for more information.

    • Rei

      Hands-down, ovi maps is the best feature of GPS equipped Nokia phoned. I often use it when traveling. It’s pretty accurate.

  • wert303b

    Is there an alternative way to add/contribute points of interest (POI) for our Philippine map?

    I tried doing it at the nokia maps website and adding POIs for Philippines ain’t available yet.

    I hope nokia enables adding POIs for us…

  • meron na bang map para sa nokia 6120 classic?

  • s40N5130

    Does this app work in Nokia5130 XM?