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Nokia app store will launch with 20,000 titles

Content will be mix of apps and multimedia

Nokia has revealed its plans to offer more than 20,000 titles in its Ovi app store, which is expected to launch at the end of this month.

The Ovi store was announced in February and will offer apps for mobile phones that run using the he Symbian S40 and S60 platforms.

Nokia's Ovi Store will be preloaded on its forthcoming N97 handset, the company's flagship model that features a touchscreen and a qwerty keyboard. Nokia also said the store will be preloaded on future phones.

Current Nokia phone users will be able to download the Ovi Store app online and load it on their handsets.

But don't be fooled by the five-digit number of content on Nokia's upcoming Ovi Store. The store will contain 20,000 titles - which means that only a fraction of those will be applications, the rest being multimedia content such as short videos, audio files, and other entertainment clips.

However, Nokia's app store will bring a few interesting concepts. The company says the Ovi Store will use the GPS chips (present in most new Nokia phones) to find and recommend content based on the users' location.

Ovi Store will also be used as a distribution platform for new firmware releases, and of course, updates to already installed software.


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