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WP7Forum.ru has had a sneak peek at Nokia

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The metro tile for the app looks bad... Nokia have no taste :x

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The metro tile for the app looks bad... Nokia have no taste :x

What do you mean? That's a live tile which is pretty cool.

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Didn't NOKIA say that they would make this app available to devices from other OEMs? As my HTC Location expired I'd welcome a free GPS app.

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Didn't NOKIA say that they would make this app available to devices from other OEMs? As my HTC Location expired I'd welcome a free GPS app.

No, but the map data will be integrated into or replace the map data used in bing.

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The metro tile for the app looks bad... Nokia have no taste :x

I think it looks perfectly fine.

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Once the local data and map data gets back into Bing Maps we'll be better off but as for the apps it's not looking like other phones will get them. I think Nokia could make some extra money on the side if they actually sold the older version to other people for a good price. So, since we're talking about Nokia Drive 3.0, once it's out they could turn around and offer the older 2.x version to other phone owners for a nice price while still keeping the newest version for Nokia devices only.

I think it'd be a win-win for them.

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I just want spoken street names and I'll be happy.

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I just want spoken street names and I'll be happy.

Spoken street names only works in english languages and even then it's pretty bad.

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Once the local data and map data gets back into Bing Maps we'll be better off but as for the apps it's not looking like other phones will get them. I think Nokia could make some extra money on the side if they actually sold the older version to other people for a good price. So, since we're talking about Nokia Drive 3.0, once it's out they could turn around and offer the older 2.x version to other phone owners for a nice price while still keeping the newest version for Nokia devices only.

I think it'd be a win-win for them.

Agreed. Nokia should definitely sell this in the marketplace.

Having said that it needs a lot of work before it can really compete with other satnav software. The configuration options are limited, the graphics used for the maps are a bit simple and it doesn't run in the background (although that's beyond Nokia's control). Still, Nokia are rolling out new versions relatively quickly so it should improve quickly.

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Spoken street names only works in english languages and even then it's pretty bad.

Hmm I have mine set to UK English (I live in the US, but I like the accent and words like motorway) but it doesn't use street names.

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