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Nokia Store Claims 13M Daily App Downloads; Offers Free Games & Apps With Symbian Phones

Nokia has revealed some statistics about its app store, Nokia store (previously Ovi Store). The company claims that Nokia Store now has 100,000+ apps and is recording more than 13 million downloads per day. It claims to have 100 million registered Nokia Store customers and says that around 350 developers have apps on the store which has crossed more than 1 million downloads. These figures account for app downloads across Nokia's Series 40 feature phones and Symbian smartphones. It's interesting to note that the company had already given up on Symbian to choose Windows Phone as the preferred operating system for its next generation of smartphones, and had said that globally, the slowdown in Symbian sales was faster than what it had expected. India is one of Nokia's strongest markets with a large user base, and according to a recent report, had a 31% market share till December 2011, in terms of handset shipments. The company had launched two Windows Phone devices in the Indian market, both of which received substantial price cuts, just a few months after the launch. However, they are priced upwards of Rs 15,000 and don't address the lower end of the smartphone market. The company offers Symbian devices at different price points but is facing a challenge from Android devices offered by phone makers like Samsung, HTC and LG on one hand, in addition to facing competition from BlackBerry, which is now targeting the youth. Offering Free Apps To Symbian Customers In a bid to lure potential customers towards its…

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