News by Brian James Kirk on Tuesday May 26, 2009.
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Nokia has officially announced that Ovi Store is live, making its mobile content marketplace available to 50 million customers and compatible with 50 devices, according to the Nokia Conversations public relations blog.
Yesterday, the storefront began soft-launching across the globe, starting in Australia, Ireland and Singapore, as we reported.
We had attempted to put together a video of the registration process along with the downloading of a few applications from the Ovi Store, but the truth of the matter is that we had quite a difficult time with the Ovi Store. Its web servers reported random errors on both a PC web browser as well as from within the browser used by the Download! application on our Nokia N80 smartphone.
After some time passed, however, the servers starting working properly and we were able to download a few applications. The website is still very poorly formatted on the N80, at least, but it is mostly usable.
Users interested in using the new store can surf to store.ovi.com or download the Ovi store mobile app by selecting the "Ovi Store" icon in the Download folder of their Nokia device.
Ovi Store demo on a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Brian James Kirk
Brian is a former news editor on MobileBurn.com that freelances in Philadelphia. You can follow him on Twitter as @BrianJamesKirk.