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Nokia’s Location Aware ‘Ovi Store’ Announced – Will Go Live In May

Nokia today announced the much anticipated app store, albeit with a slight dampner of a delay till May. The store will offer a range of content including applications, games, videos, widgets, podcasts, location-based applications and personalised content, and will be available on both S60 and Series 40 devices.

Ovi Store

Ovi Store includes a ’social discovery’ feature which users will be able to activate so content used by their social network peers will automatically be highlighted and made available for download. With tens of thousands of applications, games and videos on offer, this will be a unique way to find and discover new content. The will also be Location aware, and will target users with tailored content, based on their current locations.

N97: Ovi Store

The first device to include the mobile storefront on board will be the Nokia N97, set to launch in June. From today, content publishers will be able to register for the Ovi Store at publish.ovi.com. Developers and publishers will then be able to upload content starting next month, in time for the May launch.

Nokia’s App Store Is Coming At The MWC 09

This year’s Mobile World Congress is really going to be something! There’s anticipation regarding what Nokia has up its sleeve in the Nseries imaging department, E75 awaits confirmation, Samsung’s S60 5th Edition devices becon and who knows what else would we be seeing in 9 days from now.

Nokia's App Store Is Coming At The MWC

Eldar Murtazin has let the cat out of the bag as far a one HUGE and MUCH AWAITED announcement goes – Nokia’s very own APP STORE. According to him:

At first glance, for now, the app portal looks so so, there is some confusion. But they are trying, polishing it and a lot has changed for the better in a matter of days. A right step in a right direction… And the distribution and revenue sharing model between app makers and Nokia looks very attractive.

Apple has it, even Samsung has now got one and it really makes sense for the No. 1 smartphone manufacturer to have one. Nokia has had Download! on its handsets for ages now yet its continued to be an opportunity lost, lets hope they can finally get their act together this time around.

via: Unwired View