Ovi Store

Nokia’s Ovi store on the up, R&D going down

Nokia’s Ovi app store has hit the five million downloads a day mark, despite speculation regarding its future since the Finnish manufacturer entered a deal with Microsoft earlier this year. The app store offers more than 40,000 products but many believe it’s unlikely to survive in the context of Nokia’s agreement to ship Windows 7 phones from 2012 onwards. Microsoft has its own app store, Windows Marketplace, and it seems unlikely that the pair can co-exist in an ultra-competitive market.

Handset vendors go app store crazy

The world’s biggest handset vendor, Nokia, is the latest gadget maker to jump on the app store bandwagon, announcing plans to open its own marketplace in May. Billed as an extension of its mobile services platform, the Ovi Store will allow content providers and developers to upload their own applications and sell their wares to […]

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