It seems the launch of Nokia's Ovi store is imminent and could happen any day now. According to IT Pro, a Nokia official has told them that "the company (Nokia) is on track for a May launch." Having first been announced at the end of 2007, when Nokia by their own admission were not sure what shape or form it was going to take, it's been a long time coming. However, details have been emerging in recent months about what we can expect. Apparently at launch, there will be at least 20,000 different applications to choose from which is a vast increase on what Apple, Google and BlackBerry offered when their respective app stores went live.
Indeed, speculation is rife that the Ovi Store will reach far more customers than Apple, due to the fact that it will be compatible with more handsets. Nokia claims about 50 million customers will have access to the Ovi Store, while Apple has 'only' sold 20 million iPhones. That said Nokia will certainly want to emulate their rival's success with Apple recently celebrating their one billionth downloaded application.
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