Ovi Store 1.6 – New and Improved

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Nokia has announced a new and improved Ovi Store for S40 and S60 devices.

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What to look out for:

  • new Ovi Store software allows you to purchase apps and be charged to your phone bill — no credit card required.
  • enhanced rating and commenting features to make sure you have access to the most relevant and helpful user reviews.
  • more information about products, including more detailed screen shots to help you more fully experience each app before you download.

The new billing system is probably the most interesting. This would be great for Ovi users in a country like Nigeria (I hope that this service is available here). Just make sure that you have enough airtime to cover any purchase you want to make, and voila!

I don’t have an S60 or S40 device to test with at the moment, but if anyone around here does, how about trying out a cheap app or ringtone to see if this billing system works here?

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  1. I guess Nokia did this to enable millions of people that dont own credit cards to buy apps from the store.
    Before now I always download the free apps that are there. Now I will try those that arent free to see if I will be charged to my phone credit.

  2. Gameloft,the popular mobile game makers already support Nigerian network operators for downloading their games when logged on to their mobile website-there u confirm your network operator and be subsequently charged through your phone bill for any purchase.Hope’s the case with ovi;need a license for an antivirus app like now…

  3. Charging to my phone credit didnt work for me. I tried to download some apps expecting to be biled in Naira equivalent of their cost. Instead I was asked to input my credit card number.
    So charging to phone credit isnt possible on Nigerian networks, at least for now.

  4. Azeez, I experienced the same thing a few days ago when a attempted to purchase an app for my N900 from the Ovi Store. I was asked for credit card details.

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