Long Zheng reports that the voice turn by turn directions in Windows Phone Mango will require a tap at each turn.
This is apparently due to Bing Map data licensing restrictions, presumably inherited from Nokiaâ€™s Navteq, who provides the data.
Restrictions on your use: We do have some restrictions on your use of the service. You may not:
– present or alert an end user to individual maneuvers of a route in any way that is synchronized with the end-userâ€™s sensor-based position along the route, (e.g. â€œreal-timeâ€ navigation);
Personally this is not exactly my definition of turn by turn directions, and is hopefully something what will change when Nokiaâ€™s navigation apps come aboard. Fortunately there are a number of cheap navigation apps which provide even better features, but hopefully Microsoft can sort this eventually.
Read more at istartedsomething.com here.