Nokia's Drive+ Beta Offered to All Windows Phones
Jan 23, 2013, 3:12 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Microsoft today announced that a beta version of Nokia's Drive+ navigation application is being made available to all Windows Phone 8 devices in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada. The app had previously only been available to Nokia's Lumia-branded Windows Phones. The application features turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, offline maps, speed limit warnings, and day and night modes. The app includes a feedback mechanism so users of the beta service can provide feedback to Microsoft and Nokia. Nokia Drive+ Beta is a free download from the Windows Phone Store.
Nokia debuted two new Lumia smartphones today and Phone Scoop had a change to take a close-up look at the new hardware, both of which are running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform. Here are our initial impressions.
The Lumia 822 from Nokia packs some mid-range punch for Verizon Wireless. Find out where this Windows Phone shines and where it comes off a little dull.
T-Mobile had the Lumia 810 available for Phone Scoop to take a gander at. This Windows Phone is big, blue, and brawny.
Nokia pushes all sorts of boundaries with the Lumia 920, its feature-laden flagship smartphone for AT&T. If the luminescent colors don't attract you, the big screen, LTE 4G, and dual-core performance might.
The Lumia 820 is a welterweight contender in AT&T's smartphone lineup. It packs a powerful three-punch combo with LTE, Windows Phone 8, and an 8-megapixel camera.
4.3" display 480 x 800 pixels
Snapdragon S4 processor 1 GB RAM
1,650 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC, Wireless Charging
This navigation app should be a joy to use for most people. I plan on testing it further, when I get a chance. But, for now, I think it's one of the better navigation apps out there, I would dare say right up there with Google Drive. Actually, I do dare to say. 😁