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Nokia Ovi Store set to open with 20,000 apps

Nokia Ovi Store set to open with 20,000 apps

Nokia has just revealed that their Ovi Store will start out with a considerably larger catalog of items than their direct competitors like the iTunes App Store and the Android Market. In fact, they're starting out with about 20,000 things!

The Ovi Store is set to open in late spring, just in time for the release of the Nokia N97 smartphone in July. The "items" in the store are said to include games, general apps and even short-form videos. GPS will be used to filter content as well by city and locality.

This marks a sharp difference from the first app stores. The iTunes App Store started with only 500 apps and the Android Market started with just about 50 apps. The only problem is that Nokia is hitting some resistance from U.S. carriers in receiving full support for the Ovi Store....

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic official in US

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic official in US

Nokia have officially announced the launch of the 5800 XpressMusic in the US, a day later than predicted, where the touchscreen media-friendly handset will retail for approximately $399 before taxes and subsidies.  The 5800 uses a 3.2-inch wide-aspect resistive touchscreen, and features the latest touch-friendly version of the S60 OS.  There's also a 3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and integrated stereo speakers.

 

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Nokia Internet Tablet wireless PC sub-display hack

Nokia Internet Tablet wireless PC sub-display hack

If you like the idea of a secondary LCD screen, such as Nanovision's UM-7x0 series, but are feeling less than flushed with cash after the holidays, how about turning your Nokia Internet Tablet into a wireless sub-display?  Obviously that's only helpful if you already have a Nokia Internet Tablet, but assuming that's the case there's a relatively straightforward guide at the Internet Tablet Talk forums.  In effect, you use a virtual display driver called ZoneScreen to fool your Windows 2k/XP/Vista PC into treating the Tablet as another monitor.

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic ‘Tube’ Review

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic ‘Tube’ Review

Nokia’s first touchscreen handset, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, has finally found its way to our doorstep, and we've been playing with it for a week or so now. That's plenty of time to play around with all the available features, and a lot of our holiday shopping time went into this device. Codenamed the “Tube”, this handset brings a touchscreen element that Nokia has not really taken part in before. Being a mid-grade phone that is not aimed directly at Apple’s iPhone, how does it stack up?

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