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  1. schartzr's Avatar
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    SO question. I was using the navigation on my phone today and it would not talk to me. everything I tried it wouldn't talk like it did in my trophy. Any idea what I might be doing wrong or how I can make this work?
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    Interested in this as well! If the 8X truly does not have Turn-By-Turn navigation with voice like Android phones, then I'll probably just get the Note II. That is a real deal-breaker there.
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    Why is it a deal breaker if you can simply go into the store and get a voice GPS app that is better than the error prone one in Android (I know whereof I speak - it has an occasional bug with telling you to turn 180 degrees in the wrong direction).
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    What is a good one?
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    Garmin has been working great for me.
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    The 8X comes with Nokia Maps, but not Nokia Drive. You will have to download a 3rd party Navigation App with Voice if you want true Voice Guided turn by turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aventador779 View Post
    Interested in this as well! If the 8X truly does not have Turn-By-Turn navigation with voice like Android phones, then I'll probably just get the Note II. That is a real deal-breaker there.
    Then get a Lumia. On AT&T? Get the 920. T-Mobile? Get the 810. Verizon? Get the 822. All lumias have Nokia drive+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    Then get a Lumia. On AT&T? Get the 920. T-Mobile? Get the 810. Verizon? Get the 822. All lumias have Nokia drive+.
    810?? no thanks
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    The Navigon app is from Garmin (they bought Navigon) and even has an augmented reality mode like City Lens on the Nokia. I highly recommend it.
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    Why not just buy a garmin? I still don't get using ur phone as a map in a car. I mean hiking, biking, new city on foot....yes.
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    Doesn't HTC have locations? for turn by turn in the HTC app store?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeymjay View Post
    The 8X comes with Nokia Maps, but not Nokia Drive. You will have to download a 3rd party Navigation App with Voice if you want true Voice Guided turn by turn.
    I thought it has Bing Maps, which is powered by Nokia Maps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoukiFC3S View Post
    I thought it has Bing Maps, which is powered by Nokia Maps?
    You are correct. And Turn by Turn is the same as WP7. Just with better maps now. Still requires you to press the screen. Which i dont mind.

    That said - there are some good apps out there. Navigon is great...but also 50 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schartzr View Post
    SO question. I was using the navigation on my phone today and it would not talk to me. everything I tried it wouldn't talk like it did in my trophy. Any idea what I might be doing wrong or how I can make this work?
    One of the initial differentiators between the 920 and the 8X is the 920 has access to the Nokia Drive+ Beta app which has turn by turn navigation with audio prompts. Regular Maps doesn't have the audio prompts.

    However, Nokia Drive will be available to all WP8 phones once Nokia Drive goes out of Beta status. Drive+ will still be exclusive to Nokia devices but turn-by-turn with audio navigation will be there with Drive along with off-line maps, etc.

    How Nokia will differentiate with location-based services – Nokia Conversations : the official Nokia blog

    So if you are willing to wait a little while it will be available on the 8X.

    If you are impatient there is always Navigon:

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...e-b77a7392789e
    Last edited by philxor; 11-18-2012 at 03:54 PM.
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    This is a question I have been having for a while now. So....

    1. The 8x, to be clear, uses the regular Windows Phone maps app (utilizing the Nokia Maps engine) and does the app show up in the app list?

    2. It provide directions, but they aren't voice guided, true?

    3. If I wanted voice guided directions, I would have to get a third party app? (Currently I switch between the stock Maps app and Garmin Streetpilot on my Trophy).

    4. This is an unrelated question, but one that I've been wondering for a while. Currently, my Trophy, when swiping to the left to get to the app list, has a "jump to" feature, so to speak, so instead of just scrolling to find the app that I want, I could jump to the first letter of the app that I want to find. This is similar to what you would find in the music app and in the contacts. Is this available on the 8x? I've always found it confusing that this only shows up on some phones where on other WP devices, it doesn't. And if it doesn't show up automatically, is there a way to enable it? This is a feature that I find highly useful as opposed to having to scroll all the way through a large list of apps to find something I'm looking for (and yes, I know the search magnifying glass is there, but still).

    Thanks
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    1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Yes. (Navigon from Garmin) 4. WP8 has it, it only appears when the list of whatever exceeds a certain count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucas.scott View Post
    Turn by Turn is the same as WP7. Just with better maps now. Still requires you to press the screen. Which i dont mind.
    The press to read directions functionality is gone in WP8. Tapping in Maps/Directions view switches to a full screen map instead of reading the next direction. The "Read directions aloud when tapping" option is no longer in Maps settings.

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