Nokia 3D maps and voice controlled navigation to join Windows Phone?

Nokia Windows Phone 7 handsets are tipped to intro 3D maps and voice-controlled naviagtion

Nokia Maps may be coming to the Finnish phone giant's Windows Phone efforts, but it looks like we may have a few more Mango-flavoured Nokia treats to sink our teeth into. Word on the web suggests Nokia is prepping its own 3D maps and voice-controlled navigation for the new Mango-flavoured OS.

WinRumours, the site behind the speculation, say an anonymous tipster sent in images of a marketing poster indicating that T-Mobile in Germany is currently prepping for its first Nokia Windows phones. The poster included a bit of blurb pertaining to a possible Nokia WP7 phone, which read as follows: "With Nokia drive safely at the finish - including 3D representation and voice-controlled navigation. New operating system: Windows phone 7.5 (Mango) Brilliant 3.7-inch convex AMOLED display".

This description also falls in line with the Nokia Sabre's purported specs, which include a 3.7in screen and micro-SIM slot.

Further speculation points to an actual dedicated GPS app called Nokia Drive, an adaptation of Nokia Maps with 3D buildings and voice-controlled navigation built inside. However, this clashes with today's earlier news that Nokia Maps will be available as an app for Nokia WP7 handsets. Surely these features will be bundled together?

With Nokia World 2011 just round the corner (late October), we'll be impatiently waiting for Nokia's big reveal – the Searay – along with other Nokia WP7-related stuff.


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