Nokia today launched its online Ovi Store, providing applications, games, videos, podcasts, productivity tools, web and location-based services available to download.
An estimated 50 million customers with compatible Nokia device will be able to take advantage of the company’s latest service offering, including those who own Nokia’s forthcoming flagship device, the Nokia N97.
Customers can visit store.ovi.com through their Nokia device browser to immediately begin downloading and personalizing their handsets.
Says Tero Ojanperä, Executive Vice President, Nokia Services: “Ovi Store is open for business and we’ve stocked the shelves with both local and global content for a broad range of Nokia devices. Ovi Store makes shopping for content and applications easy and fun for feature phone and smartphone owners alike.”
The mobile client version of the site is available in English, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish and supports operator billing in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Credit card billing options are available for customers outside of these territories, with additional territory specific sites and mobile clients planned for release in the near future.
Content providers and application developers are also invited to sign up and use the Ovi Store as an additional channel for software developed for the Nokia device platform.