Nokia's (NOK) smartphone business may be in dire straits, but its Ovi store for Symbian apps is...

|By:, SA News Editor

Nokia's (NOK) smartphone business may be in dire straits, but its Ovi store for Symbian apps is gaining traction: Nokia claims Ovi now handles 7.62M downloads/day, good for a run rate of nearly 2.8B downloads/year. Though for reference, Apple's (AAPL) iTunes App Store recently went from 10B to 15B downloads in less than 6 months.