Nokia Maps Beta for Windows Phone 7 available: Hands on video

The Nokia Maps Beta for Windows Phone that was made available to Nokia Lumia 800 users yesterday has now leaked as is available to anybody as long as you have a developer unlocked device. Please remember that this is still a beta and not meant to run on anything but the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 for now. You can directly from here.

I’ll shoot a video hands on and post it soon. So far the application is top notch…

UPDATE: Uploading the hands on video right now..stay tuned..Video is now up after the break:

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Nokia Maps to be available on all Windows Phones

Word coming out of last week’s Nokia World event is that the Nokia Maps application will not be exclusive to Nokia handsets (Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710) but also be available to all other Windows Phone handsets running Mango. I double checked and that is indeed true as seen in the official video embedded below where you can clearly here the PM say that the application will be available to all Windows Phone users. Nokia Maps will be a really awesome addition to Windows Phone especially for users in countries where the Bing Maps coverage is essentially crap and don’t have Local Scout available (Nokia Maps has a lot more POIs in it’s database).

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Nokia Maps for Windows Phone 7

A placeholder for the official Nokia Maps (AKA Ovi Maps) application has briefly appeared in the Windows Phone Marketplace yesterday. As you can see in the screenshots which are contained in the dummy application, the application is essentially a Metro-fied version of what is already available on Nokia’s smartphones. As previously announced by Nokia this one will be exclusive to Nokia’s Windows Phone handsets the Searay and Sabre.

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