Nokia is commanding a bigger share of Windows Phone platform than any other manufacturer, it is differentiating its offerings from others with its own apps including HERE Drive, HERE Transit apps. Nokia as a strategic partner to Microsoft, is committed to the Windows Phone 8 platform, and to show the commitment it is releasing its HERE apps for all other Windows Phone 8 devices. This is a bold move from Nokia to give the best of it to the other Windows Phone 8 devices also.
As the below given chart shows the availability of these applications and its pricing in regional markets. Depending on the market the availability of these apps as well as pricing varies as you can see from the chart. Also the pricing varies depending on the Phone you have, for example for Nokia Lumia 8 & 9 series phones and Lumia 620 have HERE Maps, HERE Transit and HERE Drive+ out of the box. While other Lumias including 520, 720 has to pay for the HERE Drive+ with global navigation app.
Other Windows Phone 8 smartphones in US, Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain have to pay for the global navigation in HERE Drive +. Other Windows Phone 8 smartphones in other countries have to pay for both global navigation in HERE Drive+ and HERE Transit. Check you local store for the pricing details for these features. It costs 15.49 euros or 34.99 euros for the global navigation feature in HERE Drive+ depending on the region.
Nokia announced that HERE Drive and HERE Drive+ apps are updated with most intuitive user interface and under the hood improvements which are significant. The update brings a My Commute feature which shows the traffic along your daily commute routes instead of suggesting unknown routes. It also informs you the best route for you and the expected arrival time at a glance on the live tile. While drive the My Commute feature continuously monitors the traffic information and suggests alternate routes if it finds any surprises. This feature is currently available in 26 countries according to Nokia.