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Nokia (NOK) announces partnerships with several major developers to introduce apps for Lumia...

Nokia (NOK) announces partnerships with several major developers to introduce apps for Lumia Windows Phones - some of the apps will be exclusive to Lumia models for a limited time. Among the partners are ESPN, Groupon, PayPal, and (notably, given the back-story) Angry Birds maker Rovio. Though Windows Phone now has ~80K apps available, that figure still puts it well behind iOS and Android.
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  • Eightball
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    great news
    8 May 2012, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • JM1964
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    I love NOK and RIMM. Sometimes you just have to use your brain and go against the crowd.
    8 May 2012, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • new slang
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    I like that
    8 May 2012, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • SSGAJ
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    80,000 apps ... How many do you really need. Most likely just a few, so why does the media make such a fuss about Nokia being behind in this area. Get a grip! ... Seems like I need to say that a lot.
    8 May 2012, 01:37 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    I think it's less about the number (clearly no one needs 85K apps) than making sure major brands and developers are on board. If EA, Zynga, Rovio, Disney, Pandora, etc. don't develop for Windows Phone, or just take much longer to roll out a WP app than iOS/Android apps, that's more for a problem for consumers than the specific app number.

     

    On that note, today's news is a good development, though more work still needs to be done.
    8 May 2012, 01:42 PM Reply Like
  • new slang
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    I am using anywhere from 15,000 - 20,000 apps at a given time during the day. It falls to ~5,000 while sleeping.

     

    In all seriousness though, I do think having the "key" apps is important.
    8 May 2012, 01:44 PM Reply Like
  • Losing Paper While Gaining ...
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    Am I reading this right? They're paying these developers to create this software?!
    8 May 2012, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • dakang
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    Yes. This is pretty standard marketing. The target demographics want to use their toys/tools to do certain things -- play certain games, do VOI or voice mail with their clients or coworkers, or friends overseas, handle calendars and notes dynamically -- and having those functions available is part of what creates demand for the product.
    9 May 2012, 04:13 AM Reply Like
  • warrenrial
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    They need to develop an Angry Washington app.
    8 May 2012, 02:06 PM Reply Like
  • vireoman
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    The Angry Byrds site was very popular until West Virginian Senator Robert Byrd, the longest serving former member of the Ku Klux Klan in the history of Congress, finally croaked in 2010.
    8 May 2012, 11:48 PM Reply Like
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