Thoughts on S60

reflections on the most popular mobile operating system worldwide

Nokia Launches the Ovi Store (mostly)

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I got a brief chance to play around with it today on the girlfriend’s N85. When I told her about it, the conversation went like this.

Me: Nokia launched the Ovi Store today.

Her: …why?

I laughed, but that seems to reflect the general consensus from all of the other S60 blogs today as well. I do admit, it’s significantly better than the previous alternative, Download!, but I think I speak for a lot of power users when I say that it’s still more familiar and easier to locate applications from various sites on the web. Besides, I don’t think apps like Download! or now the Ovi Store were ever supposed to be for the heavy user. This seems more of a step to get the new and unfamiliar S60 customer to start to explore what else its capable of, not supply an be-all, end-all source for applications (yet).

It’s just unfortunate that Apple has already done so well by taking that exact approach (though the Jailbreak community still exists for a reason ;)).

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Written by Jonathan

May 26, 2009 at 11:34 pm

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  1. Cheers for all the help and tips, Symbian can be funny, imagiane if we had to do this kind of thing with Windows!

    David Crosby

    August 13, 2009 at 12:10 pm


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