Nokia pronounces its Drive navigation, Combine Radio, and ESPN Sports activities Hub cloud providers for WP7
Fancy some flip-by-flip voice-guided navigation, cloud based mostly music or sports activities highlights in your model new Nokia smartphone? You do not want an app for that: the Lumia 800 is now the one Home windows Telephone with full navigation constructed-in. Nokia introduced its Drive navigation, which has a feel and appear that must be snug with customers of its former Ovi Maps suite. It additionally seems to be to have comparable performance, enabling the obtain of maps so as to discover your approach into offline areas (see gallery, under).
There’s additionally unique Music and ESPN Sports activities Hub apps. The previous options Combine Radio, a service that streams “regionally related music” throughout tons of of channels. The latter, in the meantime, permits sports activities followers to check out stats, scores and information, and to pin their favourite groups or leagues to the beginning display. All informed, the corporate is promising a “uniquely Nokia” expertise — guess their slick hardware will not be the one method they escape of the WP7 pack. Take a look at a video demo of the navigation embedded after the break.
Amar Toor and James Trew contributed to this report.
As we speak at Nokia World in London, ESPN and Nokia introduced the introduction of a particular product providing particularly for sports activities followers who’re customers of the brand new Nokia Home windows Telephone. The ESPN Hub will present Nokia customers around the globe with a singular and revolutionary cellular sports activities expertise.
Launching in early 2012, the ESPN Hub app has been developed distinctly for Nokia and takes benefit of the Home windows Telephone platform and Metro consumer interface featured on the brand new line of Nokia Home windows Telephone units. It’s going to supply a differentiated appear and feel, which can make navigation of content material clean and intuitive. The ESPN Hub might be pre-loaded on hundreds of thousands of Nokia Home windows Telephone handsets reaching as much as one hundred ninety nations and can present scores, stats, information, evaluation and video highlights for greater than a dozen sports activities.
“Sport is among the true international passions,” stated Marco Argenti, SVP, Developer Expertise & Market, stated. “The ESPN Sports activities Hub actually exhibits the essence of the brand new Nokia Lumia expertise – quick, lovely, individuals-centric, and with all the knowledge you want, proper in entrance of you. We’re actually excited to deliver this to sports activities followers in all places.”
Added Russell Wolff, Government Vice President and Managing Director, ESPN Worldwide, “This distinctive collaboration between our two corporations on the ESPN Hub has been a very international effort that may see us proceed to work intently collectively within the months forward. Nokia not solely supplies a terrific distribution platform, however they’re additionally a driver of innovation, which permits us to create an expertise that permits ESPN to raised serve sports activities followers around the globe.”
The app will ship intelligently localized content material to handsets in markets around the globe, delivering probably the most regionally related sports activities content material to the consumer. Moreover, customers will have the ability to absolutely personalize the ESPN Hub in the event that they select, in order that it options the sports activities content material most related to their particular passions.
The distinctive information and sport-particular panorama screens inside the app, pull collectively all of the related content material on a single display that the consumer can navigate with the straightforward swipe of a finger. The product additionally will combine social media content material from ESPN expertise and followers, because it pertains to a specific sport.
The businesses developed the product in tandem as a part of a joint innovation initiative.
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