Silver Navigator was just released in the market and it promises turn by turn directions using Bing maps. Here’s their description:

Silver Navigator is the very first navigation software for the Windows Phone 7. It´s a full navigation device, with turn by turn indications, that extends the functionalities found on the Bing Maps system.
Features:
* Turn by turn navigation and Access to world-wide maps and routes through Bing Maps systems
* On-screen indication of the next step in the route (including distance remaining), and on-screen status bar, including: current speed, distance to destination, receiver accuracy, trip time, etc
* Navigation modes supported: Spelling the destination (full/partial address, name of city,…), Point in the map (clicking in the desired destination) and List of recent destinations used.
* Automatic re-calculation of route and automatic recovery of last route used
* Arrow indicator for currend position and traveling direction
* Support for both Landscape and Portrait modes
* Support for both Road Mode (maps) and Aerial pictures
* Support for zooming both by finger gestures and by zoom buttons, including an auto-zooming mode, that centers in your current position automatically
* Utility to find the address of current position
* Includes a tab page to show your route details
* Locates the current position by both GPS or CELL geo-localization
* Includes linked mode (map follows your position automatically) and free mode (allows you to freely move through map)
* Units supported: Kilometers and Miles
* Languages supported for maps, labels and indications:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (U.S., Australia, Canada and U.K. versions), Finnish, French (France and Canada versions), German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese (Portugal and Brasil versions), Spanish (Spain and U.S. versions) and Swedish
* Languages supported for the User Interface: English and Spanish
Specifications and requirements:
* BingMaps-based
* Data connection needed, to communicate with maps and routes server

I haven’t had time to try it yet but it sounds like it’s on screen turn by turn directions, not voice spoken but it seems like a nice extension of Bing for $2. And there’s a free trial. Tell us what you think of it if you give it a go.

10 COMMENTS

  1. I didn’t try a-to-b for very long when I had it so I’ll take your word for it for right now.

    With my trial, I liked it a lot. it’s not as polished as some of the other apps for other platforms (nor does it have things like point of interest, public transportation directions *thanks for screwing people over with that google*) but the search is pretty good. The walking directions dont send you to cross a highway and there is a where am I button *basically returning the point that your GPS has you at and displaying it as a message, rather than a pin with information.*

    for those of you looking to try it out, please be aware that the trial only allows for directions within 6 miles/10 km.

  2. Looks interesting. I bought it but haven’t had a chance to use it yet except to see how it looks in the house. It seems everyone wants to say they are first. Yes A to B was first and second was Navi Ninasus. I like the fact that this navigator can decide between GPS and cell triangulation.

    My wish list.
    1. Pick an address from the address book. I know I have a program that has this feature. It is curious that none of the navigation programs are able to get an address from contacts. Is everyone asleep at the wheel?

    2. When driving I do not want to look at a map. Copilot on other devices has the option to choose driver mode. This means the screen always displays text directions until the driver is under a specific speed. I believe it is 10 MPH or somewhere in that range. If people want to see a map then don’t choose driver mode in the setup. Please give us this option.

    3. Just give me the disclaimer when I first open the program.

    4. The zoom buttons are now under the soft buttons. They need to be moved up the screen. Also if you goto the help screen and choose a link to goto the web site then when you return the soft buttons disappear. Then all the options are gone until you leave the app and return. This is a minor issue because one isn’t going to do this often. Except I think this is what first moved the zoom buttons out of view.

  3. @midniteoyl: Actually, a full turn-by-turn navigator from Navigon was the first. Problem is you can only get it with some phone at some carriers. It’s not sold separately.

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