Nokia Drive - Open to all!
Make NOKIA DRIVE open to ALL WP7 users!!
I am seriously losing patience with Nokia Drive/Maps.
All i want to do is create a ROUTE, that means going from A to B to C to D.
Not A to D - so frustrating. if not sorted in a day or 2, then its bye bye WP/nokia and over to other brand, like android - So FED UP
Why can't I get it in oz. Worked on my dell venue pro 7
Michael P. commented
Every Android has a free navigation. Every iPhone has a free navigation. every windows phone..... no only nokia wp has a free navigation.
for non nokia wp users outside some big countrys there is no free navigation app.
even f.e. in Germany, the here drive maps are limited to germany, austria and switzerland and not like at android maps for all over the world.
Its now available in US,UK,CA but not the rest of Europe. Please immediate open to CH,DE,AT!
Chetan Samra commented
Please please. Before buying Omnia w I never knew that Bing drive was not available in India. Nor was I told so.
Adam M. R. commented
I was a Nokia user before coming to Windows Phone and I admit that Nokia Drive would be a great addition to ALL phones! I know Nokia is probably bargaining hard on that one but even a paid version for non-Nokia phones (at a reasonable rice!) would be great if it can't be free...
I would pay for an applicatin like Nokia Drive
Franco Pau commented
How come WP does not use OVI MAP ON LUMIA800 INSTEAD OF NOKIA DRIVE? OVI MAP IS SIMPLE AND VERY USEFUL NAV.
And the reason MS is responsible is because they have a strong partnership with Nokia. They're using Nokia's Ovi Maps data in Bing Maps and when the partnership was announced, Maps was one area that they touted as bearing the most fruit.
Honestly, I really dont care how they implement us getting this functionality - whether its through an update to Bing or opening Drive to all users. As long as we get the functionality. I just assume its easier to open up Drive than push out an OS update...
Already saw that... Cant find the Drive xap though. And besides, MS is updating their Marketplace encryption on the server-side to eliminate people obtaining apps in this manner.
If anyone wants Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive, you can have them already. Just jailbreak your mobile phone. This is the link I was talking abotu earlier
I understand that but why is it up to Microsoft to get Nokia's Drive onto all WP7 Mobiles? It isn't a product that they do, if anything it should make them try that little bit ****** to release a Bing version of it.
It's not up to Microsoft to make Nokia release it for all phones as it is not a Microsoft product. The people wanting Drive for all WP7s should be hitting Nokia for it and not Mircosoft.
Nokia Drive is not their product.
It most certainly should be up to MS. They should be accountable for their product sucking. There's no excuse for the navigation to be this bad on WP7. I expected a lot more out of the Mango update (specifically in terms of the Nav. I love everything else about Mango!)
Some smart out there are already working on porting the maps over to normal WP7 mobiles. I read an article last week about it.
Also, it shouldn't be up to Microsoft to try to get the programme for all WP7 mobiles. You should be sending Emails and what not to Nokia themselves and not Microsoft.
And if they're not willing to make Nokia Drive available for all, then MS really needs to revamp Bing Maps. The navigation system is downright awful.
No automatic prompts giving the next instruction! Tapping to hear it is ridiculous. I might as well just read hand written directions. And that tap feature only works when the directions take up half of the screen, making the map impossible to view.
Not a good implementation at all.
Microsoft and Nokia have a close partnership. There's no reason why MS can't persuade Nokia in the right direction. I'm not even asking for it to be free. Nokia can continue to offer it on Nokia phones for free, but then charge everyone else. Just make the darn thing available. I'd gladly pay a $10 premium for it.
If that's the case, then it's not up to Microsoft to get it up and running, you should be requesting Nokia to add it to the list of programmes (or apps) that you can get from the marketplace.
Microsoft won't do this when they already have their own drive type built into the Bing maps
No it is their navigation app
Isn't the Nokia drive just Microsoft's SkyDrive? If it is, then it is open for all.