Nokia and Zynga bringing Draw Something and Zynga Poker to Nokia Asha Touch! (&5BILLION Nokia Store downloads)

| August 17, 2012 | 23 Replies

Popular titles, Draw Something and Zynga Poker are coming to Nokia Asha absolutely free.

Something else that’s quite significant is that apprently Nokia recently reached over 5 billion downloads at Nokia Store. with an amazing 42% of downloads coming from S40.

Here’s the Press Release for more details:

Nokia & Zynga partnership grows to bring blockbuster games to Nokia Asha Touch phones

Draw Something and Zynga Poker coming to over 100 million Nokia consumers during Fall 2012

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced they will bring Zynga’s global hit games, Draw Something and Zynga Poker, to Nokia Asha Touch devices in Q3 2012 as part of their partnership announced earlier this summer. Nokia Asha Touch users can soon challenge their friends to a round of the popular social drawing and guessing game, or enjoy their own virtual poker match. Zynga’s Draw Something and Zynga Poker will both be free to download from Nokia Store

The announcement reinforces Nokia’s commitment to delivering must-have app and gaming experiences to consumers of Nokia Series 40 devices, including the Nokia Asha Touch range. Nokia Asha Touch users already enjoy a variety of mobile gaming experiences enabled by global partners such as EA, Gameloft, Rovio, NAMCO BANDAI and now, Zynga.

“It’s great to expand our offering of Zynga games to deliver more blockbuster titles across our portfolio of mobile devices, giving consumers great choice and tremendous value,” said Bryan Biniak, VP & GM, Global Partnering & Application Development, Nokia. “With premium design, powerful hardware and outstanding gaming capabilities, we’re redefining what consumers expect from today’s feature phone experience.”

Nokia Asha Touch devices have been designed to provide an incredibly rich, fast and engaging experience to consumers:
- The beautifully crafted Nokia Asha 311 is a fast and fluid 3.5G capacitive touchscreen device, powered by a 1GHz processor to provide a great internet experience.
- The bright and edgy Nokia Asha 305 is a fun and affordable phone, featuring the exclusive Easy Swap dual SIM.
- Its sister, the Nokia Asha 306, is a single SIM model, and becomes Nokia’s most affordable Wi-Fi handset to date.

The devices feature the new, fully re-designed Asha Touch user interface, which combines proven ease-of-use from Nokia’s heritage with new, digital design innovations. The cloud-accelerated Nokia Browser 2.0 makes Internet surfing up to three times faster and 85% cheaper than comparable browsers, and is available to download for free from Nokia Store.

Recently, Nokia Store broke the five billion downloads landmark. From January to April 2012, 42% of all content downloaded from Nokia Store was delivered to Series 40 devices, including the Asha Touch range. To-date, more than 500 Nokia developers have apps which have achieved more than one million downloads, while India Games, Pico Brothers and Inode have all achieved more than 100 million downloads.

Source: Nokia

Via: PhoneArena

Cheers KF for the tip!

Category: Asha, Nokia, S40 Apps

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  1. Viipottaja says:

    The 42% downloads from S40s alone is a big factor in explaining why Nokia decided to stick to S40 in their attempt to survive and prosper in the lower end.

    • lordstar says:

      Yep makes sense now to drop meltemi since nokia’s ditching their qt efforts. I’m expecting a lot for Asha Touch

      • Nathan says:

        Your expectations are misguided/placed…
        The only reason they kept S40, is because they know it’ll fail LT, & that WP/Android/both (WP-only more likely) will have to be squeezed down there.
        Removing Meltemi ensures that as S40 starts to falter, that’s the only path they can take.
        S30 should have more of a shelf-life in it’s price range, but S40 will gradually be supplanted, otherwise Nokia will start to take big hits.
        Don’t believe me, see you in approximately two years time.

        • Dave says:

          Yeah, in two years hardware and price points will have advanced enough that anything less than a smartphone is basically free, and no need for S40.

          You could figure that out without the stupid conspiracy theories.

          • Nathan says:

            Yeah, & that “anything less than a smart-phone” could’ve been Meltemi.
            It could’ve been built-up alongside S40, to the point that the latter could be jettisoned.
            A smart-phone platform with prices akin to today’s S40/30…

            Best approach* probably would’ve been to scale the team right back, open more of the code, allow others to use & contribute to Meltemi free of charge.**
            If/when momentum around the “ecosystem” started to build, they could always chose to fork the code, add a bunch of new/proprietary goodies, & setup a modest licensing model again.

            *at least initially, given their supposedly extremely tight fiscal circumstances that warrant only WP/S40.
            **we know it was very well advanced thanks to many involved hinting that, a much smaller team could finish the job & refine/maintain going forward.
            And F/OSS projects -by their very nature- require smaller numbers of personnel than completely closed ones.

            • JGsmartypants says:

              Sorry Nathan, it’s a lot more complicated than “just open source it” because a lot of the code involves proprietary code around design, hardware drivers, codecs that they have licensed and thus could not open up even if they wanted to, and cutting-edge technology that Nokia has patented and would forfeit patents on if they threw it open.

              Witness how long it is taking HP to open-source webOS for these exact same reasons as they have explicitly stated.

              • Nathan says:

                You think I’m not aware of that?
                Of course there’s chunks that you can’t just throw open, that doesn’t change my point, there’s still LOTS of stuff in between for which the load can be lessened.

  2. Vikas Patidar says:

    India and Vietnam drives half of the daily downloads in S40 category.

  3. no multitasking will possible in s40 system.Only possible billions of java based apps with new UI for asha…

  4. wtf says:

    fuck nokia they can bring it to those cheap fucking phones but not the real smartphones?

    • et3rnal says:

      wt real? Symbain ? Meego? theses 2 are dead in Nokia! so no point

    • jr says:

      The cheap phones is what is making them money now. Draw Something is coming to wp7 soon btw

    • yasu says:

      fuck nokia they can bring it to those cheap fucking phones but not the real smartphones?

      Technically, it should be possible to run those apps on Symbian, since it possesses a J2ME stack like the S40 platform.

  5. W says:

    I hope they bring this to Nokia Belle… as I assume it accounts for the other 60 % :s

  6. qromodynmc says:

    Nokia never care symbian like this :P evil Nokia.

    • outdated os says:

      qro, Nokia =/= Zynga and Symbian ain’t American os.

      Besides, this reeks of desperation since Zynga is tanking.

  7. mokia says:

    They damn killed Symbian, was asking myself why no draw something but now we definitaly can forget it.

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