Originally Posted by afv011
You should be able to get the Google Maps app soon anyway.
I've been quite surprised at how many people used Google maps for more than a cursory look at where they are going, and even more surprised at the anger over the lack of turn by turn directions outside the US. Most of us have been using Tomtom/Sygic/Navigon or even the free Navfree, for years... the lack of google maps is a non-event, for me personally... I've created a springboard link and have relegated apple maps to a folder of Apple apps I never ever use, on the last page in my phone.