MWG09 : Nokia’s Ovi Store

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Nokia has showcased its brand new Ovi Store, which is set to compete with the Android Marketplace and the App Store featured on the iPhone and iPod touch. The new store is said to consolidate Download!, MOSH and WildSets, along with its music download service and N-Gage in one place, if the image serves any proof.

The store expects to bring in 300 million customers by 2012, and will serve as the marketplace for Nokia and Adobe’s new US$10 million Open Source Project fund. The new store will support both Symbain S40 and S60 mobile operating systems, the two most popular used in almost all of Nokia’s current line up of phones.

Partners will include, at launch, game publishers EA Games and Glu Mobile, social networking sites Facebook and MySpace, and live video streaming service Qik.

The store is expected to be launched in May.