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WinPhoneLive.ru reports that the long beta for Nokia HERE Drive will be over soon. The information was delivered by Pino Bonetti, Senior Marketing Communications Manager at Nokia via twitter,  and he notes that the final version of HERE Drive will include traffic information. Traffic information is already included in HERE Maps, but its absence in HERE Drive means it can…

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Microsoft has just announced that, starting today, Microsoft and Nokia are making the beta of Nokia Drive+, the company’s turn-by-turn navigation app, available for free to all Windows Phone 8 customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The app allows access to full turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, offline maps, speed limit warnings, and conveniences such as day and night…

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Navigation Shortcuts makes it easy to start navigating to your destination quickly. You can pin tiles for destinations with pictures or icons to the start screen to quickly launch your default navigation software (any navigation app that supports Microsoft’s DriveTo protocol will work, this includes Nokia Drive) The app really shines with the voice commands it adds to your phone.…

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Nokia has not abandoned Windows Phone 7 (in fact we know they intend to keep selling handsets running that OS for a long time to come) and have just released a Nokia Drive update for the OS. Nokia Drive 3.1.0.3206 adds “Smart Routing Options”, allowing one to exclude tolls roads for example from your routing preferences, which can be handy…

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Windows Phone 8 introduced the welcome ability to let GPS navigation apps continue to run in the background, but this does open up the issue of the same GPS navigation app draining your battery by constantly polling for your location, even when you are sitting in the office. The latest update to Nokia Drive + Beta for Windows Phone 8…

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WPCentral posted a quick overview of the Nokia Drive Plus beta running on Windows Phone 8. The app features some UI improvements, such as better routing options and smoother performance, and now in Windows Phone 8 also runs continuously in the background, due to the new GPS API, which allows users to continue to receive turn by turn directions while…

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We posted earlier today that the Maps app in Windows Phone 8 may underwhelm those who were hoping for a major change from the use of Nokia mapping data. The only element we had missing from the interface was the actual turn by turn directions. The above video by BWOne however does give a brief look at the interface, from…

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Nokia Germany has announced that Nokia Commute, their app which makes the daily commute easier by integrating routing and traffic information, has now expanded beyond USA into Germany, and will soon be available in UK, Italy and Russia. The application “learns” from repeated journeys and habits based on Nokia’s navigation and GPS data and thanks to  live traffic information automatically…

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