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Nokia cuts jobs to focus better on Ovi Store

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Nokia cuts jobs to focus better on Ovi Store
There is no denying how profitable selling applications for mobile devices is. We've seen Apple's successful App Store recently celebrating its one billionth download. Nokia is prepared to take on Apple by combining offerings with its Ovi Store and cutting up to 360 jobs at their Internet services unit. This move will challenge the well established Apple App Store. The slow economy has created a weak demand in hardware sales, which makes Nokia focus efforts in the mobile Internet services arena. One great advantage the Ovi Store will have is its sheer establishment of 50 million consumers versus Apple's 20 million iPhones. Attracting prospective developers will be another challenge that Nokia needs to overcome in order to gain adequate market. There could be a chest filled with riches at the end of the rainbow if Nokia is able to carry out its plans correctly.

source: Reuters

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. joeyrouge29 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)

This was indeed a brilliant decision made by NOKIA.. to focus on software applications.. mobile models need not to be too many...APPLE got only 2 mobile models the IPHONE 2g and 3G which hardware almost look the same... but the reason why it seems like a magnet is the thousand applications that make the users experience new things. I believe that NOKIA can do better and will wait for the time that NOKIA users are very busy choosing and buying apllications from OVI Store. I love my NOKIA 5800..

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