Microsoft Boots Bing Maps for Nokia in Windows Phone 8

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We saw this coming, and we're glad it's true: Windows Phone 8 will replace Bing Maps with Nokia's stellar mapping tech.

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The Nokia data will be available offline—a huge perk—and include turn by turn directions, 3D, and fast transit planning. It takes a big man to admit his own son is terrible, and replace that son with a beautiful Finnish daughter. Goodbye Bing, and we look forward to Nokia's cartographical greatness.

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Offline maps sound amazing. Are there any map applications that you can pay under $10 and have offline maps everywhere you go with no service? GPS has always seemed to work on my iphone if I had the map pulled up but then lost the service signal..