April 15, 2013

Windows Phone 8 App: HERE Drive Beta (Navigation)

If you have a Nokia Lumia Phone with Windows Phone 7.5 chances are you've seen the Nokia Drive which is a true offline and turn-by-turn voice navigation that is pre installed in all first generation Lumia Phones.

Now the Nokia Drive+ is now HERE Drive with true offline, turn-by-turn voice navigation optimized for drivers. With turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions and an interface built with drivers in mind HERE Drive Beta helps you get there safely, even without a data connection.

This time this app is now available in Windows Phone Store, but the sad part is its currently available for users in the US, the UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

Key Features:
  • Full country level offline support
  • 60+ free voice-guidance options for download
  • Turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation with spoken street names
  • Local speed limit info and audible speed limit warnings
  • Customizable route settings to avoid toll roads, highways and more
  • Automatic Day/Night mode for easy visibility
  • Maps show 2D and 3D landmarks for easy orientation - Battery saver mode
  • Pin destinations to the Start screen
  • Sync favorite places with other HERE apps and
  • Additional customization options to tailor your driving experience to fit your needs
HERE Drive Requirements
  • phone identity
  • location services
  • maps
  • media playback
  • data services
  • movement and directional sensor
  • speech
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
Hopefully this useful will be available worldwide, but if you want to try and maybe get lucky to install it on your device go ahead and download it here: HERE Drive

You might also try to download and install it via SD Card, here's how to install apps from SD card: Install from SD

Let us now if will work... better yet share your screen capture. Here's how to capture Screenshot on your Windows Phone 8: Screen capture

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