Nokia phone owners, you’ve finally got your own place to find useful, creative, productive, useless, and just plain silly apps for your device, as the Ovi Store launches with compatibility for more than 50 phones.
Like Apple’s App Store, the Windows Media Marketplace, and the Android Market, the Ovi Store lets browsers sort by popularity, ranking, or free/paid prices, along with general categories like utilities, games, and the like. Nokia users can hit up the store directly from their phone, or browse what’s available through a standard web browser, though that appears to requires selecting a phone series to ensure availability.
With Nokia’s global reach, users from around the world have been hitting up the store since the launch went live, so expect to see some delays and hang-ups for a while. One feature that distinguishes the site from its rivals is carrier billing: if your account is with Telstra, Optus, Vodafone or Crazy John’s, you can pay for purchases via your telephone billing account.
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