Um you guys need to check the Windows Phone store more because there are at least two (unofficial) apps that work really dam well, and have been around since like WP 7.1
gMaps and GMaps + (two different apps)
And they both offer true offline capabilities too.
In another words, "No."
I already checked for an official app; I'm aware there are alternatives. Just sought to confirm my findings. Thanks though.
I don't see large phones as an innovation, and that's pretty much all the innovation the other phones have, outside of Sony making all phones waterproof and adding decent cameras, but that's mostly evolutions.
and while a lot of people want bigger phones, the majority don't.
It's not often we see eye to eye, but I agree with you there. We worked so hard to get phones smaller, and now we're going the opposite direction holding television panels to our heads...