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Wife Wants a Windows Phone; Question

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  1. Ravenas

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    My wife is wanting to get a Windows 8 Phone. Since these phones are relativativly new to the market, I don't have much experience with them. One question she has is the following: do they have turn by turn navigation that is not an App or Verizon/ATT? Does Microsoft offer turn by turn navigation on their phones?
     
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    Yes Turn by Turn is integrated on windows phone 8.
     
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    HTX 8X looks sweet!
     
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    Bing Maps or what?
     
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    I'm asking about an in house turn by turn navigation that Microsoft has made.
     
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    nokia 920 or 900 or 800.
     
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    Guys he is not asking about what phone to get, he is asking if they have turn by turn navigation similar to Android and iOS/Iphones.

    OP, my dad has the HTC 8X and Im pretty sure it has integrated navigation.
     
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    the Lumia 920 has
     
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    even my nokia c6 has it. so yeah. these have turn by turn navigation :p
     
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    I am asking if Microsoft makes the navigation? Apple has their own navigation. Google has their own navigation. Does Microsoft make the navigation software and intergrate it in their phones?
     
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    Yes, I think its called Nokia Drive

    http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/apps/nokia/drive/

    EDIT* OOPS, NO, I thought you said Nokia not Microsoft
     
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    Yes you can

    Hey Pal,

    All Windows Phone 8 phones have a map, which has turn-by-turn features. But that is not as convenient as any paid navigation apps. It will show you the route and then tell you the command like "turn right". Once you done the command, you have to tap the screen again to get the the next command via the voice.

    But if you buy a Nokia Lumia series (Lumia 920(At&T OR International)/Lumia 820(AT&T OR International)/Lumia 810(T-mobile)/Lumia 822(Verizon)/Lumia 620(International)), You will get a free application called Nokia Drive.
    That application will give you some great features including
    01) Free Turn-By-Turn Voice Navigation for more than 140 countries (Google/Android gives free navigation for US only).
    02) The option to download the complete map of any country and use it for Offline Voice TBT Navigation. I mean you can down load the map and use the TBT navigation offline even without a SIM card inserted (No internet needed).
    03) Gives free traffic information. Etc..,

    If you really want a WP8 device and Voice navigation is a must. There is only one option out there. Buy a Nokia Lumia series device.

    Hope this will help you. ;)
     
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    It don't matter, the Windows phone could be total trash if thats what the lady wants well... Shiii you can do..

    Either way it be your fault in the end.
     
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    True that man. I tried to get my wife a cheaper android phone but she wanted the razr like I did and would not settle for anything less.
     
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    if youre going for a Droid lol, I know she wants a Windows Phone- Ive seen the 7 Mobile version just odd to me- exactly what W8 is on a PC
     
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    No She picked that phone cause she has an android tablet and that was in our price range at the time. (got them for 1-cent a piece.) SIII is around 150 right now and thats 300$ +30$x2 upgrade fees = no lovin for me for quite some time.
     
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    ugh I hear ya man. I remember payin 200 for the S in 2010
     
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    I have read that Verizon blocks it. I am looking for confirmation of this from an actual user.
     
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    Please stay on topic;)
     
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    Nope.
    But you have this (but only on Nokia based phones)
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/01/nokia-drive-offline-navigation-review-taking-the-lumia-900-for/

    Their conclusion:
    "If you're an avid traveler, and you haven't given Windows Phone a chance, you should. Nokia Drive is honestly reason enough to consider switching if you use your phone for navigating as much as you do texting or calling, and I've reason to believe that it'll only get better with age."
     
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