Nokia Here offers walking and driving directions on iOS

By Jos
Nov 20, 2012
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  1. Nokia is looking to capitalize on the much-publicized Apple Maps flop with the release of its own mapping alternative for iOS. Dubbed Here, the free HTML5-based app uses Navteq data (the same that a majority of in-car navigation systems use)...

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  2. captainawesome

    captainawesome TechSpot Booster Posts: 410   +42

    Just tried it. I wish they would offer the feature to download for your whole country or at least state maybe at the cost of $10 per country ? That still heavily undercuts competitors like TomToms apps.
  3. Nokia maps are the best! Very accurate and fast.
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,010   +683

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    Is this the same maps service that Nokia includes on their Lumia 920 Windows phone? That phone lets you download maps, but I don't know if it's the same service as Here. Also it says you can get local regions... but not whole countries? hmm..
  5. captainawesome

    captainawesome TechSpot Booster Posts: 410   +42

    That local regions thing is a farce. You basically download a snapshot of a very small region. Think your immediate neighbours.
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,358   +167

    @Jos,
    The correct spelling grammar is actually NAVTEQ (capitalization counts :) )

    ~JP edit
  7. Lumia 920 actually allows you to download map and one can use the phone like a GPS even without any internet (WIFI or 3G/4G) services


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