Nokia mobile phone owners are finally waking up to the Ovi application store, figures leaked by a high ranking Nokia executive appear to show.
Writing on a personal blog, Bill Perry, senior services manager at Forum Nokia, revealed that the number of downloads from the software market grew by 70 per cent between September and October.
Meanwhile, the average number of apps downloaded per customer was eight during October, he disclosed.
The figures suggest that Ovi could finally be overcoming a slow start and may yet rival Apple’s iPhone App Store and Android Market - the app marketplace for handsets that employ Google’s Android operating system.
A failure to quickly address problems with Ovi, such as a lack of usability and a paucity of quality software, was believed to have been a key factor in disappointing customer support.
Last month, Nokia announced that just ten million downloads have been completed through the store since it launched on May 26th this year.