Yes, we did touch a little bit on Nokia Drive integration in Windows Phone 8 just earlier this morning, but here we are with more details from the folks over at Nokia. Nokia just announced that they will be making Nokia Drive available to other Windows Phone 8 partners, where users will be able to enjoy a turn-by-turn navigation experience across 110 countries – and in offline mode, too! This would certainly help do away with nasty shocks when your phone bill arrives at the end of the month, as there is no need to rely on expensive data roaming fees.
Nokia claims that they do have more quality location data compared to any other smartphone manufacturer out there – anyone begs to differ in the comments? Not only that, the self-trumpeting claim continues that Nokia Drive is the most advanced mobile location platform worldwide as it delivers true offline functionality, fast client-side map rendering at 50 fps and sipping just 10% of the bandwidth when compared to traditional server-side map platforms. In addition there is support for multi-modal routing whether by car, on foot (including footpaths, shortcuts, etc. in over 400 cities) and via public transportation (over 100 cities).