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HTC enables offline navigation on its WP smartphones

29 March, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC enables offline navigation on its WP smartphones  - read the full textHTC just called Nokia's raise and enabled free voice-guided navigation through its Locations app, available on its Windows Phone smartphones. This should help even the playing field between the HTC WP handsets and their Nokia Lumia rivals. Even though Locations was not initially meant to compete...

 

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> In reply to jase @ 2012-04-01 13:08 from iif0 - click to readHTC is going to be the worst phone, no support for turn by turn navigation, so greedy, asks for money to register for this service. Strange HTC

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  • 2013-10-05 17:19
  • 3Chu

Thanks for this amazing post
You have such a great sense of humor.

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  • 2012-04-02 17:07
  • X0$h

liar!!!its trial!!nokia maps still rocks!!!

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  • 2012-04-01 18:43
  • t@Jx

I just downloaded the updated, and I'm confused.

1. This is not free, seems to be a 30 day trial.
2. This is not made by TomTom, rather it's from Route66.

So I guess the Nokia Drive app for WP still wins

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  • 2012-04-01 13:08
  • iif0

Its useles at least in india because in india no forgets the roads

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  • 2012-03-31 10:22
  • PSxY

> In reply to vito @ 2012-03-30 16:45 from JAA} - click to readI think you have confused yourself. Maybe a typo.

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  • 2012-03-31 06:04
  • vxKC

> In reply to HTC for ever @ 2012-03-30 16:49 from JAA} - click to readNot true at all. Your phone will get your rough position from cell towers and your last position and direction if you lose GPS coverage.

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  • 2012-03-31 06:02
  • vxKC

> In reply to vito @ 2012-03-30 16:45 from JAA} - click to readI hope I'm not mudding the discussion, but when I used my Nokia 5230 without data, the navigation worked.
Not sure if Nokia built that functionality into their Lumia phones.

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  • 2012-03-30 21:35
  • 4mTF

> In reply to vito @ 2012-03-30 16:45 from JAA} - click to readyes and i suppose n95 had no gps? where are you from, you wonderfully ignorant man?

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  • 2012-03-30 20:06
  • 3LUB

> In reply to HTC for ever @ 2012-03-30 16:49 from JAA} - click to readof course.Just switch internet in your phone off and all your maps are dead,because the device alone ,separate from GPS ,doesn't know where it (and you ) is .
These are 2 different things:load the maps (you can do it in many different ways) and make use of them;here the phone must have connection to internet (and via internet to GPS system) or to GPS.

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  • 2012-03-30 16:53
  • JAA}

> In reply to DP @ 2012-03-30 07:18 from uWtm - click to readMap alone without GPS is nothing,because your phone doesn't know,where are you in a moment.

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  • 2012-03-30 16:49
  • JAA}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-30 09:33 from NRig - click to readNo,you still don't understand.To use maps,your phone must be connect to GPS network;either via interent or with its own receiver.So Nokia maps without interenrt will be useless,but they will work with HTC for ever and for free,because the new HTC phones have their own GPS receiver.

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  • 2012-03-30 16:45
  • JAA}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-30 03:38 from t7Xh - click to readI used to think it was a deal breaker too but that is because there was no information about on typical data usage from using online maps.

I have used both purchased and online maps on phones since 2006. I can firmly say that buying maps is more expensive that using a data connection and free online maps.

In fact the cost of using online maps is so low I wouldn't even consider the cost a big disadvantage over downloading free maps.

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  • 2012-03-30 16:35
  • vxKC

admitted.... NOKIA´s idea :)

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  • 2012-03-30 15:09
  • LAZE

> In reply to Tk @ 2012-03-30 09:51 from HHHH - click to readThe report acknowleges that in the first line!!!

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  • 2012-03-30 12:41
  • tRXa

fantasatic cell phone .....amazing it is!!!!

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  • 2012-03-30 10:59
  • tUdx

even Nokia dumbphones with GPS can do that.... My n8 can even do worldwide navigation without a simcard in it...

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  • 2012-03-30 10:50
  • DQp8

This aint new at all. Even my Nokia N8 does the very same thing. I can navigate on offline with no hustle. HTC just catched up with is feature

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  • 2012-03-30 09:51
  • HHHH

> In reply to vito @ 2012-03-30 05:57 from JAA} - click to readI don't think you understand how the maps work, you choose what maps you want (UK, US, Europe, etc) then download them to your phone, once you have them the Lumia does not need an internet connection. Just because a phone has GPS does not mean it has built in maps, with HTC phones it will be the same, you can save the maps to the phone and there do not need to stream from the internet.

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  • 2012-03-30 09:33
  • NRig

> In reply to vito @ 2012-03-30 05:57 from JAA} - click to readyou dont understand, have you been living under a rock the last five years?

anyway, its a step in a good direction but tomtom has awful coverage. though nokia maps had lousy coverage when it started, but tomtom has been around for years and hasnt improoved much. also dont forget nokia has much bigger user base. its even more detailed that google maps.

about gsmarena being biased, i wouldnt say that. maybe some writers are, but not all.

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  • 2012-03-30 08:59
  • 3LUB

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