Nokia debuting 'Ovi Store' with 20,000 items

The cellphone makers launching a mobile app store was started with the launch of Apple’s App Store, then came Microsoft Store, RIM's BlackBerry App World, Google’s Android Marketplace and now it’s the turn of Nokia, who’s preparing to launch a mobile app store called “Ovi Store” with a initial catalog of 20,000 items. The Nokia Ovi Store will house lots of entertainment and media […]

The cellphone makers launching a mobile app store was started with the launch of Apple’s App Store, then came Microsoft Store, RIM's BlackBerry App World, Google’s Android Marketplace and now it’s the turn of Nokia, who’s preparing to launch a mobile app store called “Ovi Store” with a initial catalog of 20,000 items. The Nokia Ovi Store will house lots of entertainment and media files, including an entire category of short videos and "mobisodes," in addition to mobile applications. The Ovi Store will let Nokia cellphone users purchase and download programs directly from their mobile devices. An app store utility will come preloaded on newer phones, while customers with older, but still recent phones will be able to download apps using a mobile web browser.

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