Nokia is planning to launch its Ovi application store with a massive 20,000 titles, it has been announced.
The figure is roughly half the total number of applications which are currently available at Apple's iPhone App Store. When the App Store first launched in July 2008 just 500 applications were on offer.
However, of the 20,000 titles for sale at the Ovi Store not all will be functional applications, with many believed to be audio files, games and video clips.
Nokia’s decision to develop an application market of its own comes as more and more mobile phone manufacturers are looking to exploit fresh revenue streams amid falling demand for new handsets.
Nonetheless the Finnish mobile phone giant is still planning to unveil raft of new mobile phones this year, including the N97 - the follow-up to the multi-million-selling N96.
The Ovi Store and the N97 are both set to launch in July.
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