Nokia Drive Available to Belle Phones
Nokia today announced that Nokia Drive is available for download from the Nokia Store to devices running Nokia Belle. Nokia Drive is an application that allows users to connect their phone to their car’s infotainment system and control the phone through the car's buttons rather than the phone's. Two versions of the application are available. The first is Nokia Car Mode, which pairs the phone with the car, provides turn-by-turn navigation, passes calls through the car, and offers access to Nokia Music. The second version adds MirrorLink, which provides additional communication features between the car and the phone. The version with MirrorLink costs 19.99 Euro, the other version is free.
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