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Nokia's Launches App Store, Open to Everyone

Nokia today announced that the company’s brand spanking new app store, previously only available in a handful of countries, is now available globally. Nokia users can check out Ovi by visiting the site via their mobile phone. Those of us who are not using one of the 50 Ovi compatible Nokia devices can poke around the store at

As you can imagine, high amounts of traffic shortly after Ovi’s global launch meant a ton of users experiencing technical difficulties that included apps disappearing from the store, folks being unable to log on with their credentials, pages not loading and the site freezing. Nokia issued a short statement, apologizing for the inconvenience and assured users that the company was working to fix the issues by adding servers. Full statement from the Finnish company is below (via TechCrunch).

Are there any Ovi users in our midst? If so, be sure to let us know how you like Ovi and if it’s worth ditching our Blackberrys, iPhones and G1s along with their respective app stores.

  • bin1127
    Great news, maybe i'll consider a Nokia for my next phone. haven't used one of their's in 10 years.
  • jerreece
    I haven't had, nor been impressed with, a Nokia phone for some time. Then again, I'm not even sure what Nokia has available right now. :)
  • JMcEntegart
    jerreeceI haven't had, nor been impressed with, a Nokia phone for some time. Then again, I'm not even sure what Nokia has available right now.
    E71. Seriously sexy piece of kit.
  • scrumworks
    I'm on that project :).
  • enewmen
    Try looking at the n97. From what I can tell, better than the iPhone in every way. (but a tad more bulky with a better camera, high-res screen, and physical keyboard, etc)
  • truehighroller
    I like my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone very much besides for the bluetooth disconnect reconnect crap that happens every now and then which I am talking to support with Blueant for right now to see if they can tweak my headset to stop it for me. The reason I am going this way is because Nokia said they don't support other companies bluetooth headsets which is a crock from what I heard because these things have standards apparently "bluetooth headsets that is".
  • apache_lives
    yeah poorly implemented 3G support keeps me away - 6280, 6288 and 6230 all suffered when playing music and roaming between areas with 3G and normal reception, resetting the phone - ill pass on Nokia thankyou.

    Iphone certainly revolutionized the market with touchscreens, app stores and a few more things - ill stick to my iphone for now :)
  • Niva
    I have an N95, no 3g problems from me in the Houston area, but I've not tried the app store yet...
  • apache_lives, yeah, umm, those phones are ancient. Ever heard of Symbian OS?
  • canceltwc4fios
    I'd rather have an OPEN PLATFORM phone... it's not cool to RAPE firmware