Nokia brings free turn-by-turn Ovi Maps navigation to the E71 and E66

Nokia just about turned the navigation world on its dome back in January when they announced that they were making their turn-by-turn Ovi Maps navigation service completely free for anyone with a compatible handset.

Today, two new handsets join the compatible handset roster: the Nokia E71 and E66.

If you’re toting an E71 (bad news: not the AT&T E71x) or E66, download the latest Ovi Maps by going to on your PC, then use Ovi Suite to sideload it to your device. Make sure you do this before you activate the navigation, otherwise they’ll start asking you to cough up the $13 bucks a year or so the service used to cost.

All in all, the compatibility list now reads: Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition, Nokia E52, Nokia E55, Nokia E72, Nokia 5230, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6730 classic, Nokia X6, Nokia N86 8MP and with different functionality the Nokia E71, and Nokia E66.

Still no word on when the Nokia N900 might get it.