Nokia has announced that its Ovi Store has reached 3 million downloads per day, a milestone spurred by overall global demand and a recent update that gives users of Nokia’s new Symbian smartphone family a friendlier look and feel as well as more popular apps and games.
Developer interest in the Symbian platform has also surged with more than 400, 000 new developers joining Forum Nokia in the past 12 months.
“Ovi Store is on a strong trajectory fueled by new apps and games from a growing number of partners and more than 250,000 new consumers signing up for Ovi every day,” said Tero Ojanperä, Executive Vice President, Services, Nokia. “The number of daily downloads has increased from about 2 million to 3 million since September. We anticipate our progress will continue as we have just begun shipping our new Symbian smartphones.”
Personally, I have found the Ovi Store useful again and again, not only for downloading free apps but paid apps as well. Nigeria-issued debit/credit cards are accepted. Just yesterday, I purchased JoikuSpot Premium 3.0 right on my Nokia N8, and it was a smooth operation.
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