Nokia drive is nice but the problem is you can't click on an address in the people hub and then get directions to it. You have to memorize the address then enter it in. Kind of a let down.
Click it, it opens Maps, then highlight it, then copy and paste it into Drive. That's what I've been doing, it's a hassle though. Having offline ability is really nice though. I'm assuming in Windows Phone 8, we'll be given the option maybe of being able to choose which app to do with what info.
Nokia maps are just a slower version of the Bing maps already on the device. They are also powered by Bing maps.
Not true. MS paid a bunch of money to Nokia on the announcement of the WP transition. One of the reasons for this was access to Navteq, a GPS company Nokia purchased. The Navteq satellites will be providing the information for Bing Maps. Undoubtedly, the rollout of this will take some time. I have no idea how much of the Navteq information currently underlies Bing Maps. Perhaps this might be a reason to use Nokia Maps. But, like many have stated, the integration of Maps makes for a much more useful experience. Turn by turn directions from Navteq are only available in Nokia Drive.
I wish that they could turn the (bing maps into a hybrid of bing maps and nokia drive)
that would be awesome. Right now the integration with Nokia Drive doesn't make any sense. They have the ability to alter some of the OS. They should have added contact support for it so that you can look it up. Also you should be able to use it if you are using Bing Scout or Bing Local for driving directions.