Better transit directions

Nokia HERE maps get updated

Au revoir

Microsoft Lumia becomes official, as 'Nokia' fades away

Goodbye Nokia

Microsoft Lumia is the new brand for Microsoft's phones

No conspiracy here

New book takes a look at Stephen Elop at Nokia

US France and India sites affected

More Nokia websites pushing users to Microsoft Mobile

Goodbye Nokia

Nokia to shut down factory in India on November 1

Nokia Warranties!

Nokia ordered by Mexican court to cover warranties

Here and now

HERE Maps and the future with Microsoft may be changing

From Nokia to Microsoft

Microsoft moves the old Lumia UK site to its own portal

From Nokia to Microsoft

Microsoft's new Mobile Devices site goes live

C-C-C-Changes

Windows Phone OS to drop 'Phone' from name, lose Nokia

Microsoft News

Microsoft 'betrayed' Finland, says Finnish finance minister of layoffs

Rumors

Microsoft's aiming for flagship Windows Phones, killing Nokia X but selling MixRadio

Apps

New Treasure Tag app update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

Microsoft News

Rumor claims 1,000 former Nokia employees in Finland could be laid off by Microsoft

Apps

New Nokia MixRadio update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

Windows Phones

Lumia 930 pre-orders begin in Norway Wednesday for July 10 launch

Windows Phones

Microsoft Store US site pulls pre-order listings for Nokia Lumia 635

Apps

Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 released, Lumia SensorCore SDK out of private beta

Windows Phones

Nokia Lumia 635 for AT&T and T-Mobile available for pre-order at US Microsoft Store site

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Microsoft announces Nokia Map Technology for Windows Phone 8

Nokia Map Technology to Windows Phone 8

As expected, Microsoft today announced Nokia Map Technology as the core navigation of Windows Phone 8.

Featuring offline support,  NAVTEQ map data, map control for developers to integrate into their apps and full turn by turn directions, Windows Phone 8 will finally have a top line navigation system for free use.

As we mentioned previously, this mapping technology will be hardware accelerated giving a great user experience. 

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Microsoft announces Nokia Map Technology for Windows Phone 8

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Rad! Does this differ from Nokia Drive in any way. It's impressive how you're able to crank out these articles so quickly. Keep up the good work!

Yeah most of the things *officially* announced are what we've already learnt bout ^.^ thanks to Daniel & WPcentral .

That's the question that matters, since the mobiles of everyone in this forum here will be stuck at wp7.8
 
Daniel, any ideas?

I strongly believe all current phones will get it because it's just going to be an update of the Nokia Drive that we currently have on the Lumia devices.

REALLY hope my 710 gets this with 7.8 update. im going travelling and want to view maps without using data. im on foot so DRIVE is no good!! cmon nokia.....PLEASE!!!