Nokia Store is clinically dead

On the heels of last year’s announcement that Nokia Store will be replaced with Opera Mobile Store in 2015, Nokia Store has now been shut and is now replaced with Opera Mobile Store on Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha, and Nokia X devices.

Nokia Store

Goodbye Nokia Store

Opera Mobile Store currently offers more than 300,000 mobile apps and games across most mobile platforms, including Java, Symbian, Asha, Android, Windows Mobile, iOS, BlackBerry and HTML5. So, while Nokia Store is now no more, users of older Nokia Symbian smartphones and feature phones still have access to native apps.

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7 comments

  1. My question is: what is the exact nature of the relationship between Microsoft and Opera ASA? Did they sign a deal or something?

  2. That’s suprising. Would have thought MS would push for “IE for Mobile” or something.
    I like Opera Mini for its data-saving capabilities, but it lacks the ability to render interactive pages properly. I think it’s good enough for feature phones, but is only an option on smartphones when you’re trying to save data.

    1. I was referring to the article literally.

      If Microsoft decides to use Operamini on Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha, and Nokia X devices, it’s a good idea. Most users on these platforms use Operamini.

      Nokia, I think still has the rights over its in house browser, Microsoft would be paying licencing fees if it continues to use it. It’s a win-win situation for Microsoft and Opera with the new agreement.

  3. Some important applications like BBM n WhatsApp are missing after updating my Nokia X phone Nokia Store to Opera Mobile Store.

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