Nokia’s app store will debut in May as Ovi Store
Named Ovi Store, the one-stop shop (as Nokia calls it) will not only include applications, but also games, widgets, videos, podcasts and other types of personalized content for Symbian S40 and Symbian S60 handsets.
The service will be available starting May for most of Nokia’s devices. The N97 Nseries flagship will be the first to come with a storefront for Ovi Store – this should happen in June, when Nokia plans to release the smartphone.
Starting March, developers and content providers will be able to upload their apps, via publish.ovi.com
Nokia says that Ovi Sore is not like the other mobile storefronts on the market, as it allows users to access content based on their location and “social connections”.
The company expects Ovi Store to gather around 300 million customers by 2012.