HTC to Place New Focus on Windows Phone Mapping?
If you want to be a Windows Phone heavyweight, do you need your own mapping/navigation solution? Obviously, Nokia has that covered with Here, but while we saw HTC take a stab offering some competition last year in the form of HTC Locations (above), it pretty much forgot about the app as it moved on to Windows Phone 8. Now a new rumor suggests that HTC is trying to put together an app that will let it compete with Nokia on level ground.
It’s not clear if this would be something all new, or an updated version of Locations, but sources supposedly close to HTC in Taiwan claim that something along these lines is in development.
However it ends up taking shape, we’ve got our fingers crossed that HTC doesn’t shoot itself in the foot this time around, as well, by making the voice navigation an expensive paid extra. Considering the sort of software support Nokia users already see, HTC needs to reach out to its own Windows Phone user base and help reassure them that they aren’t second-class citizens.