- 02-24-2011, 08:35 PM #1
I currently have and Evo and 2 of my 4 lines with Sprint is eligible for an upgrade, one now and the other in April. I'm thinking about getting the HTC Arrive, however I was wondering if someone can tell me if there an available Navigation/Turn by Turn direction App for Windows Phones, similar to that of Google Maps ?
- 02-24-2011, 09:07 PM #2
TeleNav supports it as of now, but not the native bing maps. Once Nokia phones come out you will also see Ovi Maps style services and directions available (this may be one of the features that goes to all wp7 manufacturers as part of the Nokia/MS deal).
- 02-24-2011, 10:32 PM #4
Define turn by turn. My surround has maps on there all you have to do is put in you origin and destination hit enter and it gives you your route on a map and directions aswell. It doesn't talk to you if that's what you mean by turn by turn.
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- 02-25-2011, 09:53 AM #8
- 04-01-2011, 02:51 PM #9
Hopefully, my fears are wrong and they are just working on it with the new system and all.
- 04-01-2011, 04:21 PM #11
- 04-01-2011, 10:35 PM #12
Telenav on the Arrive is "Sprint Navigation" renamed. Period.
You can still go to navigation.sprint.com and login to your account to set up destination FAVS. Then when you launch telenav, go to your favorites and sync.
04-02-2011, 02:35 PM #13
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Telenav on Sprint is FREE, it is 10 per month on att and same on T-mobile, I would assume that Verizon will be 10per month as well.. but as you know no details have been out on Verizon..
I do beleive there is on Free Navagation Program on WP7 in the Marketplace called AtoB ?
its is still in beta but work most of the time for me ...
- 04-03-2011, 11:29 AM #14
If I'm reading this right: This means that Bing is not supported on WP7? Voice guided navigation on WM6.5 worked excellent...you're telling me that Microsoft hasn't supported thier own mobile Bing? It seems like I would have to give up alot of usefull applications to upgrade to WP7.
- 04-04-2011, 08:44 AM #15
WP7 supports Bing - there's Bing search built in to the device, and it also comes pre-loaded with Bing Maps. The problem is that Bing Maps is very poor (in my opinion, of course), especially when directly compared to Google Maps for Android. Sure, Bing Maps has GPS functionality, searches locally based on your location, and has turn-by-turn directions from your location to a destination, but there is no true navigation like Google Navigation, and the base maps in Bing are poor (again, when directly compared to Google Maps for Android). A more robust Bing Maps application would be a very welcome addition to WP7. So would a Google Maps application with Latitude.
- 04-04-2011, 09:34 AM #16
Then again, I use a TomTom GO LIVE for my navigation needs :-D