nokia maps belleIt was just a couple of days ago that we reported Nokia rolling out the Belle update for a range of smartphones on their side (non-Windows Phone models, obviously), and following that, here is an additional feature that you might want to check out on your Nokia handset. We are talking about the Nokia Maps Suite which is still in beta format, and Nokia wants you to test it out while sharing your feedback, if any, to make their location based service even better. The Nokia Maps Suite comprises Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia Public Transport, where it covers more than 190 countries and has over tens of millions of Points Of Interest (POI). For example, if you want to find the place you are looking, voice testing in the English language is being carried out in the UK – meaning, it will only work if your Nokia smartphone has a UK SIM inside.

I do not expect it to obtain Siri-like awareness or response in terms of voice commands, but at least it is something different than usual. All your geotagged photos and contacts on your Nokia smartphone will also show up on Nokia Maps, making the entire experience all the more personal. Nokia Drive has also been updated to include a multi-point route planner for those who love options, and with Nokia Public Transport, it boasts of a new algorithm which can calculate the best route to your destination.

Anyone given it a go yet, and how do you find it?

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