Nokia has released a new version of their popular Sat-Nav software the Ovi Maps. The new version is numbered 3.04 and is said to improve performance. Nokia had made Ovi Maps Walk and Drive Navigation free for selected phones back in January, 2010. The response that Nokia got was overwhelming, with more than 10,000,000 downloads in 3 months.
The new version also features Wi-Fi positioning. This will allow Ovi Maps to detect the location of its users in a very short time. Nevertheless, Wi-Fi positioning is still a work in progress, according to the Ovi Blog. Another major change in this new version of Ovi Maps is the improvement in Zooming in and out of the maps. It is now much more smooth and fast. Nokia has also worked with Qype in Europe, local yellow pages, NAVTEQ, and Lonely Planet to add more places of interest in the Ovi Maps.
In a bid to promote the Ovi Maps, Nokia has started shipping car holder and a car charger with the Nokia N97, N97 Mini, 6710 Navigator and the Nokia X6. The Nokia 5800XM, 5230, E52, and the E72 ship with a car holder.