After a few months in beta, Nokia have now released Ovi Maps v3.04, which adds better positioning with the use of Wi-Fi and Cell ID positioning directly into the product. They’ve also improved the graphics handling to make everything that bit smoother. Something that has been added since the beta phase is that they are also providing Qype user reviews (similar to the User Reviews available in Google Maps). It’s nice to see continued innovation from Nokia on their SatNav product, although it would also be nicer if they could provide better information over what version of maps are installed, and to notify you when new maps are released.
Finally, if you haven’t already bought a Nokia phone recently, and are in the market, you’ll be glad to know that for some models, Nokia are now including a car holder and a car charger in the box (, , Nokia 6710 Navigator, ), whilst others will at least have the car holder without the charger (Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, , , ). Obviously these accessories will only exist in the latest SIM free stock from Nokia, whereas most UK stock will already be sat on the shelf, or be via the network operator (who will have bought stock in advance), so don’t be surprised if your new purchase doesn’t come with these; in which case, head to somewhere like and pick up accessories from them.