After all that trouble in the last few days around Nokia, here we go with some good news. The popular Russian forum WP7forum.ru managed to get hands on information about the coming updates to Nokia Drive 3.0 as well as on Nokia Transport 2.0.
We have seen the XAP for Nokia Transport , which could have been side-loaded on to unlocked windows phones but now it would been Nokia has pushed the app on to the Marketplace. The app was first demoed at MWC 2012 and the press release for the app follows
You have to hand the detailed information on local public transport for 512 cities around the world. In a few keystrokes, you can immediately see the path, the necessary connections and the length of each leg of your trip. Also with Nokia Public Transportation, you can get real time information including start times, travel and arrival times for more than 80 cities, regions and nations.
The complete list of cities covered by the service is available to the application. The cities are in fact supported at present very few Atlanta (USA), Auckland (New Zealand), Austin (USA), Baltimore (USA), Barcelona (Spain), Berkshire (U.S.), Berlin / Brandenburg (Germany), Boston ( USA), Budapest (Hungary), Chicago (USA), Dallas (USA), all of Denmark, Denver (USA), Edmonton (Canada), Flanders (Belgium), the urban and suburban area of Toronto (Canada), Halifax (Canada), Helsinki (Finland), Honolulu (USA), Houston (USA), Las Vegas (USA), London (United Kingdom), Miami / Dade County (USA), Minneapolis and Saint Paul (USA), New York (USA), Philadelphia (USA), Sacramento (USA), the San Francisco Bay Area (USA), Seattle (USA), Southern California (USA), Torino (Italy), Wellington (New Zealand) and Winnipeg (Canada). The app is free and we hope that her cover would soon be extended to at least the major cities of Italy.
Nokia Transport is a new nokia app that was recently announced and it would seem that they are offering the beta for public use. Press release below
Put detailed local public transport information at your fingertips for 460 cities in 46 countries. With just a few taps you can instantly see the routes and connections you need, how long each leg of your trip will take, and even when the next train, bus, or tram will arrive.
No more carrying around timetables and city maps. You have it all on your device, wherever you are.
Nokia Transport on Lumia 900 at CES 2012 courtesy of TheNokiaBlog
The Nokia Blog has just uploaded a second video to their YouTube channel
It appears to be transportation planner utilizing all public transport for a given journey, the information displays a staggered route, enabling you to plan a future visit seeing changes of bus or train. This app features Live Tiles which shows you the next three times from your current location in 40+ languages.