Nokia Store in Nokia mobile phones replaced with Opera Mobile Store says Microsoft/Nokia developer email
In an email titled “New beginnings for classic Nokia phone developers” Microsoft are replacing Nokia Store with Opera Mobile Store.
Over 300,000 apps exist on the Opera Store for over 7500 different phones on Android, Java, Symbian, BB, WM, WP and iOS (Is there a third party iOS store?)
As we focus our efforts on helping the Windows Phone developer community grow and succeed, we recognize that people from all corners of the world still love their classic Nokia phones.
And, for those of you who develop great apps, games and other content for these phones, there’s good news in store for you.
Starting in early 2015, Opera Software will extend the Opera Mobile Store to work with even more Nokia phones, including those that run Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha and Nokia X software, ensuring people can continue to enjoy a variety of great apps.
Opera Mobile Store is one of the top app stores in the world and has recently reached 200 million average monthly visitors. With users hailing from 196 regions across the globe, Opera Mobile Store offers many of the same features as Nokia Store, including free and paid-for global and local apps for Nokia phones.
We expect Nokia Store to close in the first half of 2015 when the redirection to Opera Mobile Store is complete. And, while we’ll miss all your great apps on Nokia Store, we couldn’t be more excited about the future of those apps on Opera Mobile Store.
Thank you for all of your hard work, and for continuing to give plenty of reasons for classic Nokia phone owners to continue to love their phones.
Cheers Alan for the tip!