Nokia brings LiveSight to Here Maps on Windows Phone 8

The latest Here Maps update for Windows Phone 8 devices adds augmented reality features.

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LAS VEGAS -- You won't see a new phone from Nokia at CTIA, but the company did reveal it was expanding its already impressive Here Maps for Windows Phone 8 devices.

Available today is an update that will integrate the company's LiveSight augmented reality feature. Previously available only through the CityLens app, LiveSight pulls up nearby locations and displays relevant information like the type of business or attraction, the hours, the address and phone number, and customer ratings.

You access LiveSight mode through a dedicated control in the Here interface. Once activated, you'll see the points of interest either overlaid on the standard map or in a mode that resembles Google's Street View. It also works when you're offline.

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