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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:55 AM   #26
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:58 AM   #27
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I'll likely stick with the native app, but this latest "solution" from NAVTEQ has promise - at least in terms of data.
Verdict is still out (for me) regarding the interface.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:59 AM   #28
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The colors are terrible compared to Google Maps. It's very slow but expected since it's an HTML5 web view. Data are not really much better than Apple Maps - in Hong Kong, street names are presented in weird mandarin Chinese (which Hong Kong doesn't speak) pinyin transcription like "Jiu Long Wan Zhan" instead of the proper English name "Kowloon Bay Station".
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:59 AM   #29
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terrible map from Nokia...it's outdated where i live (Bali), it's been like 5 years old database...geez

very sad, i'll stick with Apple's Map for awhile.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:59 AM   #30
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it is far worse than Apple's map.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:59 AM   #31
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Slow and Blurry

It is very slow at loading maps and they always look blurry. There is no turn by turn. How is this a stab at Apple from Nokia? Apple Maps look and work a lot better for me. I was happy with Google maps too, but I missed the turn by turn. I only wish the Apple Maps had an offline mode. I want to save the map and route before I leave home so I don't have to use up my ridicolous 200MB of cell data.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:02 AM   #32
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It is very slow at loading maps and they always look blurry. There is no turn by turn. How is this a stab at Apple from Nokia? Apple Maps look and work a lot better for me. I was happy with Google maps too, but I missed the turn by turn. I only wish the Apple Maps had an offline mode. I want to save the map and route before I leave home so I don't have to use up my ridicolous 200MB of cell data.
All I'm going to say is... C'mon Chelsea!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:02 AM   #33
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Good try, Nokia. Yet, Apple's Maps still above par then the rest. My 2.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:02 AM   #34
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Google were just complaining about nothing to draw attention from not being ready. Apple obviously never made any suggestions to the effect that mapping applications would now be refused.
Oh I don't disagree with you at all. In fact, I'm quite happy with Apple Maps. But it's not a bad thing if Google has theirs in the store, too.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:04 AM   #35
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I'm not very sure about the interface but the local mapping data is loads better than Apple's. It's even got names on all the towns and they are in the right place too.

I'll have to check it out properly when I get home from work.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:04 AM   #36
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tried it for an hour in my car, got home, deleted it
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:05 AM   #37
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It's so bad, makes Apple's maps look like Google's. It has virtually no information in Japan. Few streets, no shops. It's basically blank! Someone's getting fired.
I think you're spreading misinformation(BS), I am in a small town in Java Indonesia and all the streets seem to be there.
Japan should be much better than Indonesia don't you think so.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:06 AM   #38
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I even would like to see it but its not available in Japan AppStore (of course, why should it be )
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:09 AM   #39
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This app is poor in quality. Lacking a lot of information, most POIs are wrong, the interface is ugly. It makes Apple maps seem like the epitome of mapping solutions.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:10 AM   #40
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These attempts just make you realise how far ahead of the game Google actually are

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:11 AM   #41
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Maps are blurry. Almost as if they're images always being displayed "zoomed in".

Geez, you'd think Nokia could do better. This is just sad.
Depends on your location I suppose, Google, Apple also have the same issues - quality of the satellite imaginary.

I like Here overall, small, fast to start up. Off line maps aren't really offline as per Navigon et al.

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This app is poor in quality. Lacking a lot of information, most POIs are wrong, the interface is ugly. It makes Apple maps seem like the epitome of mapping solutions.
Example of lacking information, incorrect POI?

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Overall, Google maps was far better.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:12 AM   #42
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Hated it!


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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:14 AM   #43
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not in the Japan store

for the obvious reason... it's a piece of junk in Japan... anybody who downloaded please check the level of detail in Tokyo, lets say the busiest train station in the world... Shinjuku Station... I know, you cant find/see it... another POS solution. Glad I still kept my iPhone4 on iOS 5.x with tethering... hate apple at the moment...
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:15 AM   #44
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crap!!. Used it once and its crap. Apple have been working for me well here in Toronto Canada.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:16 AM   #45
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Ugly. Pixelated.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:16 AM   #46
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This has a side-effect of making people realize Apple's Maps aren't so bad lol.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:17 AM   #47
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for the obvious reason... it's a piece of junk in Japan... anybody who downloaded please check the level of detail in Tokyo, lets say the busiest train station in the world... Shinjuku Station... I know, you cant find/see it... another POS solution. Glad I still kept my iPhone4 on iOS 5.x with tethering... hate apple at the moment...
Try the web version... M.here.net. Apple Maps even better

Here what should be Shibuya ... (Shinjuku not yet build)
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Maybe there were not allowed from Japanese data owner to use it ...
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:21 AM   #48
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I misread that. I though you were saying it was really awesome!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:21 AM   #49
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I came to the conclusion that free maps are simply what you pay for. In most places Google Maps have proven to be incomplete / inaccurate. Apple made it worse and now Nokia has to prove that there is always another low. HERE is terrible on the iPhone 5. Icons/pictograms are almost unreadable and do not scale up, POI list is garbage, loading is slow (even on LTE) and public transportation data is completely random. This is junk.

I stay with Navigon's paid software with real accurate maps (here in Europe), reliable traffic and obstruction data, valid POI lists, accurate public transport data, lane assistant that works and a true turn-by-turn display optimized for driving (which Nokia's isn't).

Just not sure why Nokia's fanboys have been raving about their superior maps so loudly... They certainly have never tried anything good.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:21 AM   #50
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Its basically an ad for the Lumia versions. Not worth the bother.
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