09-21-2012, 04:03 AM #1
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The 8x has the exact design I want but the 820 has a removable battery and nokia transit. I literally need these things to survive and go where ineed to go where I live(san francisco). Does anyone know if the 8x is getting the whole suite of nokia maps? or just drive. Because if the later is the case... than ive got to go with the lower end 820
- 09-21-2012, 05:18 AM #2
I have read that Nokia Drive is coming to all WP8 devices. Nokia Drive being offered to all Windows Phone 8 partners, new commute feature revealed | ZDNet
And I think I read that sometime in the future Bing Maps will incorporate data from Nokia Maps, so essentially, if you have Bing Maps you'll have Nokia Maps. At least I am pretty sure that's what I read.Lumia 620
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12-13-2012, 06:05 PM #10
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I think there is almost zero chance of this happening. I don't know why there is any confusion here. Nokia drive was talked about as being 'available' to other OEM's. I don't think it will be for free, and I don't think HTC will pay. In the end, you are SOL.
Nokia provides mapping data for Bing Maps. Whatever it is, it's likely HTC users will get only very base functionality from Nokia. I do think Nokia should sell these apps in the store though, but smarter people than I probably know why they don't.
12-14-2012, 11:53 AM #11
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Also Nokia Drive will remain Nokia exclusive if HTC doesn't want to license it, though even so Nokia will keep Nokia Drive+ for itself with its own features.
Again, anybody (like Microsoft for example) is able to license the needed mapping data from Nokia or example TomTom (Apple uses them). They just need to build the services and software around it themselves, like any other company. It's not really Nokia's business to provide the back-end and the finished software package. Especially as the OS isn't their own and they are there to sell devices.
- 12-14-2012, 03:18 PM #12
here (includes a link to a blog post from Nokia).