Nokia opens Ovi Store for N900s
One Maemo 5 update away
Nokia N900 users who have updated their OS can now access the mobile Ovi Store from their smartphones.
The opening of the store was announced Tuesday by the Finnish phonemaker, which recommends that you check out the live video broadcast app Qik and lyrics-searcher TuneWiki. To access the store, you'll need to perform the over-the-air update to Maemo 5 version 1.2009.44-1, then click on the Ovi Store icon.
Mark Guim of The Nokia Blog has been kind enough to provide a video of the Ovi Store in action - but if you check it out, we recommend that you turn down your audio if you're not a fan of low-rent electronica.
As you'll notice, Ovi provides you with shopping opportunities in the categories of Apps, Games, Audio & Video, and Personalisation (not, it should be noted, Personalization), plus a Recommended section - although how recommendations are determined isn't immediately clear. ®
The guy that did the music for that vid has done loads of great stuff. He did the music in my iPhone game: Double Maze. Go check out the lite version to hear it.
Mines the one with the shameless plug in the pocket.
Re: Want, want, want.....
You can do it sim-free for a little bit cheaper (over 24 months), and with a bit more flexibility. It's a little bit involved, but worth it. First of all sign up with Quidco (yes, they really work). Then buy the phone from Nokia, and get 20% cash back. That's £400. Then get a 12-month contract from Vodafone and get £100 cash back (for new customers). That works out at £380 over 24 months. Make sure you do all your purchases through Quidco. Cost per month with a free phone = £32.50. The internet limit is 500mb per month, but they don't meter browsing, so if you're only browsing, it's unlimited.
Actually, it'll probably work out cheaper. After 12-months you can probably get a better deal somewhere else on the contract.
OVI store != All available Apps
there are more places to get stuff than just OVI store, as mentioned a lot of stuff is in the standard repository so you don't need to faff about over HTTP.
I do not want the iPhony and I don't want to use Exchange. I want the N900 to sync with my desktops the way any other Nokia phone does. It's not too much to ask.
Sync you Mac up to an Exchange compatible cloud provider, then connect the N900 to that.
At the mo. it only supports Exchange '07, and not '03, so Google isn't an option, but that is being fixed (hopefully in the '51' update due soon).