Nokia Ovi Maps 3.0 Beta Available: Adds Weather Information

Screenshot courtesy of Nokia Beta Labs

Nokia Beta Labs announced…

Final update for Ovi Maps 3.0 Beta for mobile

They’re calling this a final beta because it is the last beta release before it moves out of Beta Labs and and into a general availability production phase. This free beta app works on a number of Nokia S60 3rd Edition (Feature Packs 1 & 2) phones including the N96 I’ve been using for the past half-year as well as the S60 5th Edition 5800 XpressMusic and N97 phones.

Here’s the list of new features listed by Nokia Beta Labs for this release:

– Additional features such as weather information, safety spot warners in selected countries, extended country coverage for traffic info service and premium POI’s (Point of Interest) content for travel, selected events and cinema
– New maps data version
– Quicker zooming & panning
– New “Shop & Licenses” format
– Also, a number of fixes and enhancements onto both Maps Updater and Map Loader have also been implemented – with Maps Updater supporting 21 different languages