Nokia announces Offline Maps

Nokia have been in the news lately, not only for their release of the Nokia Lumia 920 & 820, but also because of the controversy surrounding it. Today, however, Nokia have announced another fairly crucial feature for the new 920 and 820 phones – Offline Maps. This will mean that you will have the option to store various pieces of mapping on device, saving on data costs abroad. Unfortunately, the feature will not be available on previous Lumia phones.

Nokia says that the move is ‘the most requested feature’ for Nokia Maps, and it follows in the footsteps of Nokia Drive (turn by turn navigation) and Google Maps for Android, both of which added an offline option earlier this year. Nokia Maps will also include voice guided pedestrian navigation, venue maps and an augmented reality view – but will it be enough (in conjunction with the other previously-announced features) to tempt people away from Android and iOS? We’ll see.

Source: Nokia Conversations (Official Blog)