Nokia has announced that its update for Nokia Maps has left beta stage and is now ready for consumers to download.
Downloaded over 240,000 times since announced in February, Nokia Maps 2.0 is said to have improved its optional Car Navigation, enhanced its pedestrian navigation, added multimedia city guides, now offers satellite images, and is sporting a redesigned user interface. Nokia's mapping and navigation solutions give people navigation features, local content and world maps directly on their mobile device, in a way that only connected devices can.
Nokia Maps 2.0 uses vector maps provided by Navteq and TeleAtlas, and now has maps covering over 200 countries, with over 70 of them navigable. Maps can be downloaded over the air directly to selected devices or by using the Nokia Map Loader on a PC. A new beta version of the Nokia Map Loader is available on the Nokia Betalabs web site.