According to reports, Ovi will have some 20,000 apps ready to go when it launches in July. That’s an incredible amount of choice – especially when you consider that the App Store had just 500 apps on offer when it opened for business last year. It also augurs well for the company’s chances as it looks to claw back market share from its competitors.
But that’s not the only factor that will bolster Ovi’s chances of success. More important than the number of launch titles is the fact that unlike the Android market, the enormous sales of Nokia’s handsets worldwide will provide it with a massive pre-installed customer base. Better yet, since anyone who owns a Symbian phone can use it, too, the number of potential customers is at near-stratospheric levels.
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