Nokia has released version 3.0 of its Nokia Ovi Suite desktop software. Like Apple’s iTunes or Microsoft’s Zune Desktop, the Ovi Suite provides smartphone users with a way to download music, synchronize media between a computer and phone, backup a phone’s data, and update software on a phone.

Nokia Ovi Suite 3.0 features faster installation, downloadable street maps and voice guidance files, full-screen mode for viewing photos and videos, and the ability to export your text messages to view and save on your computer.

The new app also features recommendations for music, apps, games, and other content on the home screen.

Existing Ovi Suite users can upgrade by selecting Tools > Software. New users can grab the software from

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