Back in April, we saw a video that showed a Nokia Lumia with a Nokia logo for Marketplace.
This was later re-mentioned as something that will come (and not simply a simulated screen error).
Now TheVerge confirms that this is indeed the case, spotting another Nokia marketplace on a Nokia Lumia 900.
This tile works the same way, updating you with the number of app updates available.
Tom Warren reiterates that this was part of the original plan – to have a Nokia specific store in the WP Marketplace infrastructure.
Don’t worry. This won’t technically cause fragmentation. All apps can still work on any WP, it’s just that Nokia are working to bring exclusives for Lumia users, and those apps will show up only at Nokia marketplaces. There is already a section in marketplace for each manufacturer (e.g. Nokia Collections) but this would make it more prominent that this is about Nokia. With Nokia the only manufacturer really putting an effort into WP, why the heck not. Lumia is synonymous first with tiles and Metro now.
Also of interest is how this gives a bit more strength behind the rumour of BT file sharing for Lumia, one of the many features our readers have mentioned the Lumia needs to get from previous Nokias.
Cheers Prashant for the tip!