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Nokia Drive+ Beta now available for all Windows Phone 8 users

24 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia Drive+ Beta now available for all Windows Phone 8 users  - read the full textNokia's much awaited turn-by-turn navigation application, Drive+ is now available for free to all Windows Phone 8 users in United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The application is still technically a beta, but we have already had numerous chances to see that it's actually pretty great...


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> In reply to the.droid.master @ 2013-01-24 09:53 from Hkqt - click to readActually it locks fast also. And you don't have offline maps unfortunately :)

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  • 2013-01-24 13:17
  • t7Js

Available in South Africa too! Looks very good.

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  • 2013-01-24 12:48
  • FvCn

Now every WP8-phone will be totally identical, and that is funny because the reason why Elop/Nokia decided to use WP8 was that it did not want to become just another Android but now they are just one of many identical WP8, from HTC and Samsung and...! If Nokia start using Android then they could add their "Harmattan skin", or any ofter Nokia user interface, and keep Nokia Maps as an exclusive only for Nokia buyers, and Nokia buyers could also choose to install any of the many other good lifetime offline navigaion softwares from Google Play, CoPilot or...!

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  • 2013-01-24 12:35
  • J5NI

What does it mean??
Nokia drive is available for all the Windows 8 phones including those made by HTC, Samsung, Huawei??

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  • 2013-01-24 11:40
  • Kh@3

> In reply to ashuishere @ 2013-01-24 11:04 from TL5a - click to readNever forget NOKIA is first about the Hardware and then about Software! So cheer up!!! Its in the benefit of the platform that they have adopted i.e. WP. So if WP wins, NOKIA wins too obviously.

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  • 2013-01-24 11:35
  • uuND

This is great for Windows Phone, and potentially for Nokia. If this pulls more people over with a better choice of phones, the app store might increase in size with new found demand. That would mean more WP sales in the long run, and more for the Lumia.

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  • 2013-01-24 11:27
  • ptQX

> In reply to ashuishere @ 2013-01-24 11:04 from TL5a - click to readhow do you know Nokia is losing on this? do you know their agreement with Microsoft? it's a business at the end of the day and I don't think Nokia just gives for free its maps - yes it may be free for the end user like us but that's all we know:)

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  • 2013-01-24 11:23
  • mjPY

Great news for HCt and samsung. I thought of getting HCT 8X coz of smaller size. Since Navigation was my first priority I was actually planning to buy 920. Now I will get HCT for sure.

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  • 2013-01-24 11:13
  • w4as

gud for wp,but its gud for only wp.poor nokia.
Either elop is a bastard,trying 2 please ms,his old employer or he met some gud bible preacher;give away and share all what u have...
Poor nokia,i don't like the news and u r not still out of ur poor state.....losing(yes sharing it 2 others means losing) it in such times is same as losing pureview,which is the last weapon u r left wid now.........u shud have done something else 2 expand the ecosystem.

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  • 2013-01-24 11:04
  • TL5a

I can't wait for that as I choosen NOT to wait for Lucia WP8 and instead I am currently using a HTC. Weired though considering Nokia had an advantage like that.... Anyway I hope it will be available in Romania soon. Thanks Microsoft!

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  • 2013-01-24 10:59
  • mK9n

This news makes me feel jelly as I feel breakdown of Drive+ exclusivity leaves me with one less reason to boast about my brand new white Lumia 920 :-( Anyways, I'm happy that W8 is progressing and this is another step forward into the right direction !!! Congratulations W users. W for life !!

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  • 2013-01-24 10:53
  • uuND

> In reply to UDTQ @ 2013-01-24 10:29 from n9RQ - click to readAh, o'curse! Available to ALL WP8 users. I'll go back to learning how to read now.

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  • 2013-01-24 10:48
  • n9RQ

Where are the apple fanboys?hahahaha

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  • 2013-01-24 10:45
  • thtA

why nokia give away their map to other brands it should be exclusive for nokia only!

btw, my nokia e6 maps/drive much much better than Google map on my note2, no doubt

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  • 2013-01-24 10:38
  • U}}A

Are there any differences between Nokias other turn by turn navigation software and Drive+? I used Nokias SatNav feature on my C6-00, and it worked like a charm. I can't imagine how smooth it would be on a proper smartphone, and then they come out with Drive+? Nice.

So, differences/enhancements/stuff?

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  • 2013-01-24 10:29
  • n9RQ

> In reply to the.droid.master @ 2013-01-24 09:53 from Hkqt - click to readI don't agree man , I use it personally and gps fix is very fast and for people in india its the best u can get.

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  • 2013-01-24 10:21
  • KS64

Love the Maps, Much better than Google

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  • 2013-01-24 10:12
  • KSgd

Nokia is now just microsoft because of elop the Microsoft old employee , RIP Nokia

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  • 2013-01-24 09:59
  • MDVw

Google maps is better.
and how long does it take on a wp to get a gps lock?
hours? XD
my galaxy s2 takes less than 10s to get a lock on my position and navigation is free and voice guided. its an amazing experience. . .

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  • 2013-01-24 09:53
  • Hkqt

Android is buggy os..
Windows is fast, fluid and simple, and its apps are increasing day by day, no body will install 7million apps in thier phone, maximum is 100
. And when it comes to maps, nokia is miles ahead....

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  • 2013-01-24 09:51
  • t1$E

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