The first turn-by-turn voice guided navigation application for Nokia’s Maemo platform is here. Sygic Mobile Maps has just become compatible with Maemo, and brings animated 3D maps to your Nokia N900. Although Ovi Maps was released with free voice guided navigation for Nokia’s Symbian devices, there has been no indication of imminent support for the Maemo platform. Sygic have timely released there solution for a very tasty price tag of €59.99 (Europe). What’s more is that  Sygic’s maps are created by Navteq, an operating unit of Nokia and leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data, as is Ovi Maps. We’ll be testing this newcomer over the weekend and will feedback to you our thoughts sometime next week. But for now, check out the full list of features including the video demo after the break.

Features and benefits of the Mobile Maps:

  • All latest maps are with you on your phone.
  • Speed cameras, speed limits and railway crossings warnings provide safety for you and others.
  • Signposts help you to head in the right direction.
  • Lane assistant informs you about the correct lane to be in.
  • Automatically adapts to horizontal or vertical view with auto-rotation.
  • Automatically or manually adjustable color schemes for day and night use.
  • User interface and voice guide speak your native language.
  • Search for millions of restaurants and other points of interest, with an option to call in, find parking, and navigate to.
  • Design your trip with multi-stop route planning before you head out.
  • See the summary of your trip before you set off.
  • Avoid a roadblock with a single click.
  • Save and organize favorites according to your needs.
  • Customize what you want to see on the navigation screen.

Sygic Mobile Maps For Maemo

With the full set of navigation features, multiple user settings, fast route calculation, user-friendly operation and the latest maps situated on-board of the device, Sygic Mobile Maps turns Nokia N900 into a full-fledged personal navigation device, and provides for superb user experience and reliable navigation.

The first available region is EUROPE. It costs €59.99 EUR and has no time limit on use after purchase. The following countries are included in this package:

Maps included: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican.

Maps with transit roads only: Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Belarus, Moldova, Montenegro, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Romania, Ukraine.

Further regions will be added and announced gradually.

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Eagle-eyed Rita of NokiaLB has managed to get her hands on a luscious Amethyst variant of the Nokia E72. The E72 is Nokia’s latest Eseries device, and packs a stunning 5 megapixel camera along with the ever reliable Symbian S60 software, into a slim and stylish device. Currently the E72 is available in Black, Silver and Topaz Brown, and now it looks like Nokia is planning to milk the success of this device with the release of this cracking new model. The purple caseing gives the device a very elegant look and the contrast with the glossy chrome finish makes it very appealing. Check out the rest of the images after the break.

Mspede Gameplay Demo For The Nokia N900 | Test Your Reflexes

Mspede for Maemo has just landed on our Maemo 5 Applications page. Mspede is a game in which you must tap the lights that blink, as quickly as you can. The longer you play, the faster they blink, so you need to speed up your reflexes in order to score big. Mspede is a free game for the Nokia N900, and is available to download from our Maemo 5 Applications page. Check out the gameplay demo of Mspede after the jump.

Meet Niko | The Nokia N900 Based LEGO Robot Powered By Twitter

Check out this awesome Twitter controlled robot, created using LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0 parts and the Nokia N900. Named Niko, this robot is controlled by instructions fed through its own Twitter account @N900Niko. Commands include taking pictures using the Nokia N900′s 5 megapixel camera, then uploading these images to Twitpic, or just simply getting Niko to move around. This robot is part of the PUSH N900 competition which ends next week. Check out the video demonstration after the break.