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Ovi Maps was one of the saving graces of Symbian as it sang its swansong, and it's great to see Nokia bringing back the best features of Ovi Maps for a Windows Phone alternative. Nokia Drive has the same extensive world map coverage, and the same ability to download maps to local storage, although now this works over mobile data - no desktop computer required. Features are rather limited, but the unified keyword search makes finding a destination in Drive supremely easy, although you do need a data link for this. It's certainly a big incentive for anyone considering Nokia's Lumia 800 handset.

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Neil B

January 23, 2012, 2:10 am

So not as good as Ovi Maps then? Think I'll be sticking with Symbian for a while longer then.

Bob

June 11, 2013, 9:13 pm

Nokia Drive is crap. Utter, useless crap.

I have tried using it several times on routes that I know well and each and every time it tries to take me miles off course. Do NOT rely upon it. Better still, get a TomTom!

Gentleman Gamer

August 5, 2013, 9:18 am

Used this Feb '13 to get from Manchester to Paris and it never missed a beat. Just downloaded the UK/French maps and we were away. When we were in Paris I asked it (without a data connection) to find me the nearest Carrefour. Got us there in under 10 mins. So for me my experience has been virtually flawless and I certainly wouldn't buy a dedicated device having used them in the past. But each to his or her own and all that. I would say the lack of traffic information is a bit of a pain but there's a perfectly good official RAC app for that.

calling all toasters

November 30, 2015, 12:38 am

This man speaks the plain truth.

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