Nokia Drive 2.0 for Windows Phone Lumias now allows for offline navigation, Nokia Transport goes live

Nokia Drive 2.0 for Windows Phone Lumias now allows for offline navigation, Nokia Transport goes live
Finally the day has arrived for Nokia Lumia devices to receive what their Symbian cousins have been enjoying for a while - free voice-guided navigation that doesn't use your data allowance to download map and navigation details.

Instead, now you can download detailed maps, POI and everything, of more than 100 countries worldwide on six continents where Nokia Drive 2.0 offers voice guidance, turn off your wireless data transfer and simply drive on your merry way. Or walk, if that's your thing. Given the price of full-blown navigational software for Windows Phone, Nokia just saved you a pretty penny.

Nokia Maps also got an update, and allows you to pin favorite locations on the home screen Live Tiles, and share them via Facebook or Twitter. 

The other member of Nokia's navigational suite for its Lumia Windows Phones - Nokia Transport - went live on the Marketplace today in its turn, starting you off with live detailed schedule and station whereabouts for bus and metro in 80 major cities worldwide. When it rains, it pours for Lumia users.

source: WMPU

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12 Comments

1. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

nokia is a coming tsunami

2. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Yeppers! I think that the Lumia 900 release is a comin' :)

3. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

That Nokia Transport app looks so good on WP, but so drab on my N8! And the information that it gives on the WP version has so much more information than on Symbian; but the trade off, I guess, is that Nokia Maps is more robust on Symbian than it is currently on WP. Still, I am getting a Nokia WP!

4. LAFN

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

How much pre-downloaded map could you store?

25. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

as big as your memory card is for Symbian, or as big as your available onboard memory for WP7. Maps don't take up that much unless you're downloading the 3D or full-satellite images

6. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

google navigation is what i would stick with

24. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

this is honestly by far better than google maps.. i am not sure why google does not cache their whole maps for offline viewing though

27. onggeo

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I disagree with your first comment. In my country (the Philippines) Google maps provide much more detail than Nokia Maps. And I agree with your second comment, Google should allow users to cache maps for their countries for offline viewing

28. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well nokia maps is mainly better for the caching… not as much for the detail.. having all those maps stored is huge--

9. sheepygalaxy

Posts: 68; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

android.hype shut the hell up no one wants to read your dribble you little troll

19. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

PA you got a new customer to ban

30. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Its just an OS and ppl are getting personal over it... Hahahaha And I agree with you Android.Hype I TOO HATE ANDROID

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