Nokia NAVTEQ maps come to Windows Phone 8 with offline support
posted by Victor H. / Jun 20, 2012, 12:11 PM
Windows Phone 8’s main phone partner Nokia is not just there for the hardware and brilliant designs - it’s also bringing its NAVTEQ maps expertise and that’s great news for the platform users.
Nokia Map Technology will be what powers WP8 maps and this will translate into the platform suddenly becoming one of the best positioned operating systems in terms of geolocation services.
Nokia Maps brings offline support for a huge number of countries, map control for developers and turn-by-turn directions.
Now, on one side that’s great for the platform, but on the other Nokia is losing the exclusivity it had with its Lumia maps. Either way, though, the user is only benefitting from this move, so there you have it - Nokia Maps is now officially the engine powering Microsoft’s WP8 mapping solution.
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Now how will nokia diffrientiate?
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 12:17 PM 1
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Dual, Quad, upto 64 cores. 3 scrren resolutions, isn't it enough to differentiate...?
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 12:22 PM 0
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Nokia designs thus far have been COMPLETELY different from Samsung and HTC in terms of style, design, hardware, etc. And I like what they're doing. I'm getting sick of Samsung and HTC's usual designs for phones. I'll likely be getting the Lumia 900's successor on Verizon, if it comes over.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 12:40 PM 2
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u forgot the awesome PureView
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 6:00 PM 2
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This is a good business for Nokia. They can now "sell" a map software along with EVERY Windows Phone AND Windows desktop/tablet (read those amazing surfaces). That ladies and gentleman is the big thing. This also means, that WP software itself is cheaper for Nokia, than for any other OEM:s. What this means, is that Nokia can add something more in hardware, compared to other OEM:s with the same price. If you can see the picture here, you will understand, that this is a big advantage for Nokia. Btw. it is very nice to see some improvement with Victor H. articles (in his crusade against MS / Nokia before).
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 1:39 PM 0
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