One of Nokia’s big announcements today was the introduction of Nokia Drive, Nokia’s proprietary voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation tool. I got a demo from Adrian, a Nokia Drive Product Manager, and he showed me the ins and outs of Nokia Drive and why it’s looking like it will be a really handy Windows Phone tool:
Nokia Drive will likely be a really great complement to Windows Phone’s already excellent built-in navigation via Bing Maps. What I like about Nokia Drive is that it’s interface is different enough from Bing Maps that it lend itself well to certain situations, specifically driving. I could see myself using Nokia Drive when I’m in the car (I spend a lot of time in rental cars without GPS), but will be sticking with Bing Maps for local stuff and when I’m traveling by foot.
I’ll be at Nokia World all of today and tomorrow, blogging about the great stuff I find on the show floor, interviewing interesting people from both Nokia and Microsoft, and sharing as much as I can find about what the future holds for Nokia and Windows Phone. Keep an eye on the blog for new posts and follow me on Twitter for more sharable stuff from Nokia World!