Windows Phone/RT welcome dozens of new apps: Instagram, Vine, FIFA 2014, Asphalt, Temple Run 2 and more
It really is Nokia's world today atAbu Dhabi – the Espoo-based handset maker has come out with anumber of very compelling firsts today. So much so, in fact, that wewish we could somehow shake off that gloomy smile off our faces andwitness the legendary company's latest attempt to get back into thebig game without asense of dread. A talk for another day, perhaps.
The new set of Nokia hardwaregoodness, however, is only a part of the whole package that the Finnishmanufacturer will be pushing for consumers to consider. Whereas theaforementioned hardware has hardly ever been a weak point for mostany of Nokia's devices during the last few years, the softwareundoubtedly has, despite Microsoft's best efforts with Windows Phone/RT.That's not to say that the underlying functionality and looks of theplatform are not compelling, rather, it's the lack of an exhaustiveapp store that has been holding the software down. Today, Nokia is hopingto change that for at least some of us, by adding dozens of new appsto the Windows Phone/Windows RT platforms. Though an exact timetablewasn't provided, starting today, you can expect the see the followingin the coming weeks:
Quite a mouthful, huh? Nokia didn't stop there, however, and also announced that it'll be offering $5 million worth of rewards through its DVLUP developer program that is now available to Asha devs, too. Moreover, Nokia is also providing a range of new design, development and troubleshooting tools that the company is hoping will not only help the creative folk get more productive, but also drive much needed interest for the platform.