Confirmed – Nokia Maps coming to other devices as paid app, Nokia Drive not

There were some tweets earlier about Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive being made available to other Non-Nokia Windows Phone 7 handsets.

A little bit more of the provenance of the news has now come to light. Nokia India had organized a media meet-up event in Bangalore where representatives gave a presentation on the upcoming Lumia Windows Phone handsets and also took questions from the press. has posted some of the more interesting titbits.  This includes that Nokia Maps will indeed become available as a paid application in Marketplace.  Nokia Drive will however not be included in the deal.

He also noted the launch date in India (around the 2nd week of December) and price (around USD 590/Rs. 31,000 approx.)

Nokia also spoke about a  “big” launch of the Nokia Music service planned for Windows Phone in 2012 which would be “huge” and would represent a “paradigm shift” but of course he may simply be talking about a delayed roll-out of the current Nokia Music service in India rather than anything new.

Would our readers pay for Nokia Maps, given the better maps in may parts of the world? Let us know below.


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