Saturday, June 3, 2023

1.6 million downloads per day on Nokia Ovi Store

The downloads per day on Ovi Store has reached 1.6 million but I guess Apple App Store could only laugh at it because with the current numbers, it may take Ovi about 7 years to be in the same level with App Store.

The App Store opened on July 10, 2008  while the public beta for Nokia’s Ovi was first released August 28, 2008. In comparison,  over 4 billion applications have been downloaded from Apple’s App Store to date.

Below are the latest statistic on Ovi Store:


  • There are now more than 1.6 million downloads a day through Ovi Store
  • Digital Chocolate has reached over 4.5 million downloads
  • Publishers from more than 80 countries are distributing their content through Ovi Store


  • More than 100 devices are supported, 60+ of them Symbian
  • Prominent touch devices in the top downloading countries are N97, N97 Mini, 5800 XpressMusic, 5530 XpressMusic and X6.  Other prominent devices include the E66, E71 and E72.
  • The Nokia N900 has been in the top 10 performing devices in 3 of the top 10 most active countries for the last several weeks


  • The most active countries in alphabetical order are: China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UK and Vietnam
  • With support for 30 language variations, 90% of Ovi Store visitors are using their local language when available
  • Over 80% of these consumers can purchase from Ovi Store using their local currency
  • In countries where mobile billing is available, over 2/3 of customers choose such payment method
  • 66 operators in 19 countries support integrated mobile billing with Ovi Store:
    • Australia: Singtel Optus, Telstra, Vodafone (3)
    • Austria: H3G, Orange, T-Mobile (3)
    • Belgium: Base, Mobistar, Proximus (3)
    • Denmark: TDC, Sonofon, Telia, H3G (4)
    • Finland: DNA, Elisa, Saunalahti, Sonera (4)
    • France: SFR, Bouygues Telecom, Orange (3)
    • Germany: T-Mobile, Vodafone, Debitel, E-Plus, Mobilcom (5)
    • Ireland: Meteor, Vodafone, O2, H3G (4)
    • Italy: Vodafone, Wind (2)
    • Netherlands: KPN, T-Mobile, Telfort, Vodafone, Tele2 (5)
    • Norway: Netcom, Telenor, Tele2 (3)
    • Poland: Era, Orange, Play, Plus (4)
    • Russia: MTS, Beeline (2)
    • Singapore: Starhub, Singtel (2)
    • Spain: Vodafone, Orange, Movistar (3)
    • Sweden: H3G, Tele2, Telenor, Telia (4)
    • Switzerland: Orange, Swisscom, Sunrise (3)
    • UK: Virgin, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, H3G, O2 (6)
    • USA: AT&T, T-Mobile (2)


Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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