Nokia: HERE to introduce HERE Drive+ for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones
Advances in HERE Drive(+) and HERE Transit
ESPOO, FINLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/13 -- HERE, a Nokia
business, today announced the upcoming global release of HERE Drive+
for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones. This move will extend the
benefits of HERE Drive+ beyond Nokia Lumia devices to help more
people navigate their lives with ease and confidence. HERE Drive+
provides access to global world-class voice-guided turn-by-turn
navigation with true offline maps, enabling people to reach their
destination safely even without a data connection.
"With the global release of HERE Drive+ for all Windows Phone 8
devices we will further extend our HERE business and deliver on our
promise of making HERE experiences available for as many people as
possible. The more people are using our location offering the better
it will get for everyone," said Thom Brenner, vice president, Windows
Phone applications, HERE. "At the same time this release also
demonstrates our commitment to further strengthen the Windows Phone
ecosystem with our maps assets."
"HERE is the global leader in maps, navigation and location services.
Its maps are used in huge numbers of the dedicated GPS satellite
navigation devices and imbedded in-car navigation solutions from
leading manufacturers around the world," said Tim Shepherd, Senior
Analyst from Canalys. "In delivering world-class navigation
capabilities with HERE Drive+ to Windows Phone 8, accessible offline
with global coverage available, HERE brings a highly valuable and
differentiated experience to the platform and the products it
Updates to HERE Drive(+) and HERE Transit
The step to broaden the availability of its navigation app correlates
with new releases of HERE Drive(+) and HERE Transit, both available
for download from the Windows Phone Store within the coming days. The
HERE Drive(+) update introduces additional enhancements to the
experience, including My Commute, an innovative feature helping to
improve the everyday commute. My Commute learns daily driving habits
and provides predictable and personalized commute recommendations
based on current traffic conditions. HERE Drive now also comes with
the option to upgrade the navigation license from local to global
coverage from within the app.
The latest update to HERE Transit further simplifies public
transportation, taking advantage of the Windows Phone interface with a
streamlined experience and a new panorama view. This new design is
making it easier for people to plan routes and access previous
destinations and favorites as well as nearby transit stations. HERE
Transit will also be available for non-Nokia Windows Phone 8
smartphones in selected markets.
For more information on the updates, please visit our blog.
Pricing and Availability
HERE Drive (with local navigation license) for Nokia Lumia: Available
globally at no charge in the Windows Phone Store for the Nokia Lumia
720, 520 and 521 with in-app upgrade for a global navigation license
for EUR 15.49*.
HERE Drive for other Windows Phone 8 smartphones: Available at no
charge in the Windows Phone Store in Canada, France, Germany, Italy,
Mexico, Spain, UK, and US with in-app upgrade for a global navigation
license for EUR 15.49*.
HERE Drive+ (with global navigation license) for Nokia Lumia:
Available globally at no charge in the Windows Phone Store for the
Nokia Lumia 928, 925, 920, 822, 820, 810 and 620.
HERE Drive+ for other Windows Phone 8 smartphones: Available globally
in the Windows Phone Store for EUR 34.99*.
HERE Transit for Nokia Lumia: Available globally at no charge in the
Windows Phone Store for all Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
HERE Transit for other Windows Phone 8 smartphones: Available in the
Windows Phone Store at no charge in Canada, France, Germany, Italy,
Mexico, Spain, UK, and US. Available in the Windows Phone Store in
Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Russia and UAE for EUR 1.99*.
*For pricing in your local currency, please check the local Windows
Phone Store in your market.
About HERE and Nokia
HERE, a Nokia business, is offering the first location cloud that
delivers people the world's best maps and location experiences across
more screens and operating systems unified under the HERE brand. To
learn more about HERE, visit http://blog.here.com
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have
become an integral part of the lives of people around the world.
Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture
and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply
to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations
have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more
information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.
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