Ovi Store Launching This Week

Now that Nokia has wrapped up Mosh, Share, and WidSets, they’re promising to launch the Ovi Store this week, and is, in fact, already live in Australia, Singapore and Ireland. Announced back at Mobile World Congress, the Ovi Store will incorporate aspects of those retired services, but the main goal will be to provide an all-encompassing, on-device software shop for folks with Nokia phones. Yeah, the iPhone started the trend, then Android followed up with their Marketplace and RIM eventually outed their own BlackBerry App World, but the Ovi Store will stand distinctly apart as a notable social experience; Nokia will be including a suggestion engine based on what apps your friends are using, as well as your previous downloads. Apparently the U.S. won’t be able to bill their purchaces right to their service provider at launch, but it’s a model Nokia’s working on.

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[via Reuters]

  • Simon Sage

    Wow, that sounds at least on par with the BlackBerry App World, if not worse.

  • stnucenohpi

    by the way your article is incorrect they have not dropped support for share on ovi, it was a rumour started by pc world and nokia have since come out and send its not true and that they will continue to invest and support share

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