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Video: Super smooth Pinch and Zoom in Ovi Maps demoed in 25 minute Nokia N8 Truck in Hamburg

In all the Nokia N8 demoes we’ve seen thus far, Ovi Maps has only been shown to zoom with the zoom bar. Multitouch is available on the N8 but it was not yet working for Ovi Maps (though it was mentioned to be coming soon)

In this 25 minute video (Skip to 24:05) you’ll see firstly, a very, very smooth panning of the maps and more importantly, super smooth pinch and zooming of the maps. There are no reloading of the maps/obvious rescaling – just quick pinch and you’re zoomed in.

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Via BestBoyZde


  1. Andre
    August 29, 2010 at 12:15 am

    You’re alive Jay?!

    • August 31, 2010 at 1:31 am

      HA, will be back on full form on 7th perhaps. Still out of the country, and net is hard to get to.

  2. kaiwangailan
    August 29, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Really smooth.

    • Roger Johnson
      August 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      Sorry but the N8 just TOTALLY beats every other device out there in the market. Better still it’s cheaper than all the other high end devices out there, so people get the best for the cheapest. Nice.

  3. Duncan
    August 29, 2010 at 2:05 am

    That is great! Does anyone know if Ovi Maps has speed limits on the map? I am still hoping that I can port my Garmin xt to the N8. It only works in portrait mode on the n97, so I can hope.

    • Salman
      August 29, 2010 at 6:26 am

      Well it does not state on map, but you will be notified by a color code and by the voice guidance. Personally, it is annoying to me, so it’s off.

  4. Yougo
    August 29, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Is ovi maps written in qt?

    Oh i still can see the zoom bar in the video? They should remove it in retail firmware

    would be nice to see garmin xt ported to n8, more detailed map data.

    • ACA
      August 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      why remove it? what if people like using the zoom bar?

    • Hary
      August 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm

      I think they should and will keep the zoom bar.
      Assume you are in the car and due to some reason needed to hold the phone in your hand while driving to zoom in a little bit on the map.

      That time, you can’t use pinch and zoom with one hand, that time zoom bar comes to picture.

  5. webby
    August 29, 2010 at 5:36 am

    I hope they’ve made it possible to move the map around whilst navigating, so you can easily review the route. Not being able to is a really annoying part of Ovi maps atm.

    The phone itself looks really good and smooth.

    • Roger Johnson
      August 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      YES, EXACTLY. This is SO needed – panning and zooming a route.

  6. Yougo
    August 29, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Can someone tell me why some decent apps that are already made for symbian but still not available in ovi store? like

    garmin
    spotify
    google maps
    msn live messenger has been removed from ovi store?why

    and one more question
    can i share an full mp3 ripped from original cd for free to ovi store?

  7. N#O#R#U#L#E#S
    August 29, 2010 at 10:48 am

    very good seems smoothly..
    now if n8 get soon a browser update this phone could be a good choice

    • Roger Johnson
      August 29, 2010 at 7:56 pm

      “this phone could be good choice”

      LOL. A new browser IS coming very soon, but even without it this phone is DEFINITELY the best choice on the market of any phone out there.

      • N#O#R#U#L#E#S
        August 29, 2010 at 8:21 pm

        Lol what a fanboy…pls open your mind
        for me N8 with some improvments (browser first) could be ONE OF THE BEST choice in the smartphone’s market ,not the best one, offcourse iphone/android are not inferior….

        • Roger Johnson
          August 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

          Oh dear, I think you have a mental blockage that is simply unable to open your mind beyond iPhone/Android. Sorry this has happened to you.

          Hopefully you can see the light and see how much more open and more powerful the N8 is than any Android/iPhone announced or on the market.

          Symbian^3 + the N8 hardware means the competition simply has no chance. Hope you see the light one day.

          • N#O#R#U#L#E#S
            August 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm

            i’m not an iphone/android fan do u want finally UNDERSTAND it?? if nokia(or other) goes to good i talk positive if goes to bad i talk negative that’s all! “means the competition simply has no chance” lol you r a SUPER fanboy is impossible to talk with intelligence with you

  8. Lars
    August 29, 2010 at 11:04 am

    i can tell you what he told the boyz about nokia maps.
    He has a pre Version of Nokia Maps 3.05 installed on his N8 (in the retail version there will be Nokia Maps 3.04 preinstalled).
    Maps 3.05 will have pinch to zoom and faster scrolling.

    • Jim
      August 29, 2010 at 11:34 am

      so the new ovi maps 3.05 will not be available when the product will be released?

      • Roger Johnson
        August 30, 2010 at 11:30 am

        I don’t think we should assume anything. It may well be ready and installed, or might be coming soon. The great news is it’s free, and will be easily available one way or another.

  9. NeNoRmAl
    August 29, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Here I uploaded only the part with the Pinch and Zoom in Ovi Maps – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gTbCBigGWE 😉

    It’s in HD but it’s just uploaded, quality will improve! =]

    • Hary
      August 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm

      Hi, i assume you edited this short video from the above longer version.
      Can you tell me which program do you use to edit videos like these?

      Thanks.

  10. NeNoRmAl
    August 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Hi! =]

    I’m using Camtasia Studio 7. 🙂

    • Hary
      August 29, 2010 at 10:00 pm

      Hi, thanks for the info.
      How do you download these youtube videos for editing with Camtasia Studio 7?

      • NeNoRmAl
        August 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm

        I use Flash Video Downloader add-on for Firefox when want to get videos from the Tube.

        In other cases, when I can’t download, I use the Camtasia Recorder(part of Camtasia Studio) to record the video from the screen. 😉

  11. August 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm

  12. August 29, 2010 at 5:37 pm

  13. Bfrenz
    August 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Tho volume rocker is needed for me….

    • ikke
      August 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      if you mean this … that would be very nice indeed

    • Roger Johnson
      August 29, 2010 at 8:06 pm

      Virtual, dude. Simulation. Not even close to the real thing. N8 has proper Dolby 5.1 and full HDMI out.

  14. August 30, 2010 at 2:24 am

    but why we cant get those in head phones. Lg made dolby through headphones in past i remember but not sure

  15. August 30, 2010 at 2:29 am

    i want that dolby output in headphones also. why nokia forgot it.
    i want my music player more than normal music players this is my long time dream :-c

    http://www.dolby.com/consumer/product/mobile/phones/lg-arena.html

    plz make a topic about this</b

  16. nocare
    August 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    people want dolby via headset, can n8 hardware allows it to happen? Or just need a software update?

  17. August 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    will software update can make ? we discussed b4 a year online many said its a hardware isssue. but b4 2years there was 1 rumour that n95 will get dolby dts technolgy in 2008 q3. we disscussed about it in the biggest s60 group. prodigits

    sorry 4requesting again and again make a topic about this plz@ mynokiablog

    • August 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

      make a poll who wants more than a music player in mobile

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