Mobile Digital Media announced on Tuesday the release of
Directions on the Go, an application that gives owners of Symbian OS Series 60 cell phones door-to-door directions for any metropolitan area. You plug the included card reader into a Mac, download the desired metropolitan area onto an MMC card and slide the card into a compatible cell phone to obtain routes. You can search for locations by address, street name, nearby point-of-interest or fuzzy logic or by simply tapping on the map. You can also pan and scroll across the map and zoom between different levels of detail, with thousands of points-of-interest — including gas stations, landmarks and banks — already built in.
Directions on the Go is compatible with Nokia’s 3600, 3620, 3650, 3660, 6600, 6620, N-Gage and N-Gage QD models. The price is US$49.99, with a $10 mail-in rebate available if you agree to a six-month subscription of unlimited access to MDM’s online catalog of cities. After the initial subscription expires, you can renew for as little as $4.95 per month, although the company does allow you to keep two metropolitan areas on your MMC card. The phone must have 500KB of free memory to use the software.