Back in June, Nokia suggested that all Windows Phone 8 devices would come with Nokia Drive baked in.
However, Nokia Drive seems to have gone AWOL on the Windows Phone 8-rockin’ HTC 8X, and the whole thing sounds a tad up in the air.
It was Pocket-lint who realised Nokia Drive was in fact absent from their HTC 8X, despite the promises made by Nokia back in summer.
Team Pocketronic contacted Nokia for clarification, preferably some sort of definitive device list, but they were told only that the Finnish manufacturer would have more information “in the coming days”. Hmm.
As such there’s a bit of a question mark over Nokia Drive for the non-Nokia Windows Phone 8 line-up, namely the HTC 8X and 8S, and the Samsung ATIV S.
One theory is that it’ll be up to individual Windows Phone 8 manufacturers whether or not to include Nokia Drive.
Alternatively, it might be available as a paid addition, giving the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem a wee boost, but allowing Nokia to maintain a cheeky advantage over its fellow OEMs.