Nokia one of the leading mobile makers has partnered up with Microsoft to make its map software Nokia Maps available on all Windows 7 Phone devices.
In the past Nokia Maps was only made available to Nokia devices however the partnership agreement signed earlier this year between Nokia & Microsoft means that the application will soon make its debut in the Windows Phone marketplace as a free install within the next couple of weeks.
This would mean people with Windows 7 handsets from manufactures like HTC, Samsung, LG and others will be able to enjoy features likes Local POI local points of interest that will include photos, phone numbers & reviews, Deep link support the ability to pin locations to your start screen & detailed 2D & 3D satellite maps.
Nokia maps would serve as an alternative to Microsoft’s Bing which provides simple point to point navigation and shows places that are of interest.
But these should not be mixed up with Nokia’s very own integrated navigation app called Nokia Drive which offers offline maps and turn-to-turn voice guided navigation.