Nokia’s new Ovi Maps surpasses one million downloads

Nokia Ovi Logo Soaring high in terms of achievement, Nokia has recently proclaimed that since the 21 January 2010 release of the new version of Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation, there have been more over 1.4 million downloads.

Impressively, the new version successfully surpassed the one million mark just one week after the launch. Reflecting over the statistics, as of 31 January 2010 the top five countries downloading the brand-new version of Ovi Maps were – China, Italy, UK, Germany and Spain.

On the other hand, the top five most popular Nokia mobile phones installing the download were – Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97 Mini, Nokia N97, Nokia 5230 and Nokia E72.

“We’re averaging a download a second, 24 hours a day. When we announced free walk & drive navigation we knew it would be a game-changer. The number of people now using their Nokia for navigation, and as a result looking for more location-aware software, is growing faster than even we predicted, “stated Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Nokia.

From next month, all new Nokia GPS-enabled smartphones will integrate the latest version of Ovi Maps, pre-loaded with local country map data, with high-end walk and drive navigation and access to Lonely Planet and Michelin travel guides at no extra cost.

Just to notify, Ovi Maps covers more than 180 countries with car and pedestrian navigation for 74 countries, in 46 languages, and traffic information for more than 10 countries.