In addition to packing an AGPS, the N97 also boats of a digital compass which helps point you to true north while using Ovi Maps (Nokia Maps). What Nokia did not put inside was an independent application for the compass itself, therefore you could only use it with Nokia Maps till now.
However, TongRen has come up with a light weight application that helps the phone act as a compass independent of Ovi Maps. Download here. The application is signed and can be installed on the E: drive.
Before you can use the compass, you will need to calibrate it. If you don’t know how to, just watch the demo below.
[via: Daily Mobile]