Nokia to have their own Windows Phone app store

We all know Nokia will be a privileged OEM, and now one of the ways they are different from the others has been revealed.

In the video above from Nokia’s Conversations blog Stephen Elop said locally relevant applications were very important and Nokia would ensure maximum expose for their developers by combining the application store online for S40, Symbian and Windows Phone 7.

At a presentation in Helsinki Brandon Watson also revealed Nokia will feature a customized application store on their devices.

“Nokia expands distribution quite a bit, including China, India, Russia — it’s very important to have a marketplace in those countries where developers can sell local apps,” Watson said in an interview. “China is going to be very, very big.”

Speaking of the app store he said:

“It will look slightly different on the phone from the one that’s for all the other vendors, and they will have more control over the merchandising,”  “Nokia’s invested tons of money around building apps, so one of my main jobs right now is ensuring that we don’t lose a single developer to Android or iOS,”

Read more at Bloomberg here.

Thanks Fludlyt for the tip.

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