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nokia maps mac loader

This post are for those mac users out there who uses Nokia symbian smart phones. Well I know a few amongst my friends. If anyone ever explored their fones enough they would know that the software that comes with the phones PC-SUITE, as the name implies does all kinds of neat things like back up phone data, duplicate phone book, sync with MS Outlook, update phone software, install new applications and much more.

For us Mac users, we don't have much choice. When we connect our phones to the mac, all we get is i-Sync and all I can do is back up and sync addresses & calenders. Nothing major.

Yup~ simple and clean.

Nothing fancy here.

So largely I dont do much back up on my Mac, I use my office laptop which has PC Suite.

Then about a week back I was checking out the beta labs. And I noticed something interesting. Nokia Maploader for the MAC. I was thinking to my self, hey! Wait a minute! Since when!?

So I clicked the link and found that it requires a Nokia Multimedia Transfer software. Another new thing which I have missed when I was busy travelling. While its not as polished and feature packed as the Nokia PC Suite, its still something to start with. It will sync your media files with iPhoto & iTunes. While I dont use those services I'm sure there are many out there who does.

My main goal was to try the Nokia Map Loader for the mac. Which looked nothing like its PC counterpart. Nicely done betalabs!

The first screen I hit, whoops! I need a Nokia device connected :P

Note that the maps I had was only 1.1MB, I loaded it using PC Suite it was suppose to be 12 MB or so. Strange

So the next step is to select the Continent, and country. Of course if you wish to load maps of other countries, by all means, as long as you have the memory space. And hit Start Download.

Like any good story, we have hit another snag! The maps didnt come! But of course this is not an issue of the software directly. During the time when I was trying to load the map, our dear internet provider decided to play with my internet connection especially with international servers.

So a few days later I tried again.

Finally success, 13.8 MB. If your familiar with the map loader on the pc side, then u would have noticed that there is a history list going on here. Hmm.. interesting.

Why am I posting about this ? Well to me its quiet significant, it shows that phone manufacturers like Nokia are not or have not forgotten about us poor mac users. Everyone is so " I AM A PC " now that we have become sort of forgotten. Sure mac's are not the most popular platforms in the world but it feels good to have a manufacturer remember us :P

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