Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and ESPN Sports: the attempt to bring exclusivity for Nokia Windows Phones
0. phoneArena 26 Oct 2011, 06:52 posted on
It's not that easy to differentiate in the Windows Phone ecosystem, but Nokia pulls ahead with some exclusive features that will be available only on its Windows Phones, such as Nokia Drive and Music...
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1. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
free TbT (sometimes 3d) directions. now THAT is a step in the right direction. WP7, trying to find the middle ground between the best of what both iOS and Android offer and that is definitely a stab at one of android's strongest differentiators... its maps. The rest of it is ok, sounds like a glorified Pandora app, and im sure sports fans will enjoy the ESPN app, especially if they use the tiles to update with live pictures from the games as well as the scores.
2. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
A step in the right direction for Nokia. I only wish they did not kill the other OS products, Meego and symbian. They were really promising and now some of who dont like the tile arrangement of the windows phones may end up with the android group. But then some like the Nokia hardware designs, like tje N8 (which i currently use) and the all but abandoned N9.
3. snowgator (Posts: 3350; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Like the HTC Hub in the HTC Windows Phones, it is a start. Like remixfa pointed out, it is kinda tough to say on one hand we want a unified, easy to secure and maintain ecosystem that we can update quickly as needed, but on the other hand also say let's allow manufacturers room to be themselves. The live tiles are the strength of WP, but they are also kinda limiting in the way a device looks. Most people can tell a Samsung from a HTC Android just from the UI. That isn't much of an option with WP. So content and the way the live tiles interact will be the launching point for Nokia, HTC, Samsung, ZTE, LG and all the other companies. Microsoft needs to support this effort. It will encourage imagination and excitement for the OS. Hope it is a thought in their minds as they prepare to go all in on Windows Phone 8.