Monday, April 6, 2009
Nokia's Ovi app store demonstrated at Web 2.0 Expo
Even though Nokia is the biggest mobile phone maker in the world, the Finland-based company is yet to join in the party of selling apps with its own mobile on-line store: Ovi. There have been talks and rumors about Nokia's Ovi app store, but things are looking to materialized soon when Ubergizmo finally got a sneak peek of it at Web 2.0 Expo.
Nokia reps said that Ovi app store is planned to launch in early May this year, and will be available as a small downloadable file for S40 & S60, while it'll come integrated with the N97. After that, the Ovi app store will come pre-installed within every S40/S60 Nokia phones.
There seems to be some good reasons on why Nokia is taking its time to prepare Ovi app store, it is said will let your friends know what apps you've been downloading and the store will feature apps according to your geographical location. The Ovi app store will be more friendly for wireless carriers to customized it, where carriers can tailor the store design and feature apps that are approved by the carriers.
Head on to the Ubergizmo's gallery to see more live shot of Nokia's Ovi app store in action.