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Nokia City Lens and Transport apps to make navigating the urban jungle easier with the Lumia 900

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Nokia City Lens and Transport apps to make navigating the urban jungle easier with the Lumia 900
Nokia's navigation team is always cooking something in its dungeon, and two beta apps for the Lumia 900 caught our attention.

Nokia's first LTE handset that is about to land on AT&T can take advantage of two apps that make finding your way around the city maze easier, and keep you aware of your surroundings.

Nokia City Lens is an augmented reality app that shows info about the objects and landmarks that the 8MP camera registers around you, and you can tap and expand the info about any POI.



The other app is called Nokia Transports, and takes advantage of the public transportation database it has for major cities. It shows you the quickest way to get from A to B using what the municipality has supplied in terms of transport. Multiple methods of moving around like metro, bus, trams, plain ol' walking and so on can be combined, and schedules plus arrival estimates are shown. You can even pin a Live Tile with a schedule of your choice to keep an eye on when the next vehicle will arrive straight from your homescreen, which is pretty cool.

The Nokia Transport app is still in beta, meaning its collection of 400+ cities and 50 different languages will be expanded, as well as that its functionality and reliability are a work in progress.

via TheNokiaBlog


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posted on 11 Jan 2012, 13:23 3

1. lboogy82788 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Very high-tech yet intuitive technology! This will def be my first and next smart windows phone.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 13:32

2. seylan (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah these are great Apps, but I wouldn't buy a Lumia 900 just because of them! But if they continue to deliver innovative and USEFUL Apps, then I might consider...although I can't help but feel I should wait for WP8 smartphones...after all, I will be using it for TWO YEARS!

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 01:52 1

3. ToneDef (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


The value proposition that Nokia have bundled with their mid to high end phones is defnitely tempting. Was navigating with Google Nav on my SGS for 2 weeks and the phone became unresponsive about a quarter of the time and had to be rebooted. I love Android but if it means I have to root & custom ROM to get the best smooth and reliable performance, I may have to look elsewhere.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 11:58

4. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)


Haha she just hinted that Nokia maps&drive will be merged!

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