I recently sold my mobile to a mobile phone recycling company and bought my first Nokia smartphone to enjoy the latest features including its digital download services. As recently announced by the company, over five millions of Ovi store content are accessed every day by the mobile users across the world. It’s the highest since the store was launched 3 years back and the content has grown eight times higher in the last one year.
In its recent blog, Nokia has announced that several new features will be available to the Ovi store very soon and the increasing popularity of in-app payments is responsible for this. Around one million of daily downloads were made from the Ovi Store to Nokia smartphones running on Symbian platform last year which has now gone up five times more, according to the industry experts.
More than 150 million Nokia mobile phones with Ovi Store access are expected to be sold worldwide in 2011, which clearly shows that over two billion downloads will be made from the store by this yearend. Despite the lukewarm response received from the critics, Nokia’s newly upgraded Symbian platform have created a lot of interest amongst the consumers like us, who can now access Ovi store on these affordable handsets.
A further commercial boost in the Ovi store will be possible if the revenue earned by the developers from in-app advertising and payment rise. It’ll thus enable them to distribute the products for free or at a low price to the user that too without compromising the quality or quantity of the content. The store is likely to continue in the future even if Nokia supports Windows Phone 7 OS replacing Symbian later in the year.
Like Nokia, many other mobile phone companies are coming up with their new handsets almost every week, offering at least some additional features for the consumers. It would be right to say that no other technology in the consumer’s world is growing as fast as the mobile technology is and the mobile phone market is now flooded with a number of new technology phones.
Consequently, the users will make purchase of a latest phone leaving the other phone gather dust in a corner of the house. This ever increasing stockpile of electronic goods is growing riskier everyday. However, a good number of mobile recycling companies have come out to the rescue encouraging people to sell mobile phones for cash at regular intervals. Recycling helps minimise the negative impact of mobile phones on our environment.