Nokia® Windows® Maps for Windows® Phone 7 revealed
It’s finally revealed! A placeholder application has revealed the most-awaited Marketplace listing for the Nokia Maps application for Windows Phone 7. It was discovered by wpxap.com, and is being shared on the xda-developers.com forums.
It is still in a placeholder for testing purposes. The Marketplace listing and few screenshots have revealed some of its interesting features.
This app will work as a local guide to the users. You can go to any place, discover where you are, uncover nearby places in a snap, etc. If you are traveling to a new destination, this app will help you to not only find the destination, but also how to reach there with smart routing for public transport, walking, and driving. With this app on your Windows Phone 7, getting lost will no more be a possibility and finding new places will also be easy.
The application seems to feature a pretty simple Metro-inspired user interface with a large pinned map area for search results. You will also have reviews of locations with user-submitted pictures.
It is anticipated to be exclusively tied with the Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices to take advantage of their proprietary and highly regarded Nokia (Ovi) Maps service. The application also appears to support the full 22 locales that Windows Phone Mango update now supports.
However, there is no such indication in the screenshots that the Nokia Maps app would support any kind of voice-controlled navigation.
The screenshots that are revealed show everything that one might expect from a mapping application. However, the final judgment can only be passed after the official launch of the app.