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Nokia Ovi Store Launched, New Tablet Leaked

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News both official and unofficial concerning the ubiquitous Finns today...

First up Nokia has opened its much anticipated Ovi Store across the globe today. The move follows something of a soft launch late last night which saw it arrive first in Ireland, Australia and Singapore. A headline grabbing 20 000 'titles' will be available immediately to customers - just don't confuse that with actual apps since the vast majority is multimedia content such as promotional material including photos, audio and video.

Interestingly, the flagship Nokia N97 was long touted as first device to ship with Ovi Store access but its commendable Skype integration has seen it shunned by telcos thus far. I hear on the grapevine Skype loving network 3 might be about to change that.

In related news Nokia's next Internet tablet - codenamed 'Rover' - has leaked online (in a typically horrible blurry image). Expected to be formally announced next month (isn't everything?) the tablet will feature a 3.5in 800 x 400 (WVGA) touchscreen, 500-600MHz CPU, five megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, 1GB of internal memory, WiFi, HSPA, GPS and an accelerometer.

At 111 x 59.7 x 18.2mm and weighing 150g, the Rover is far more portable than its N810 predecessor and looks as much smartphone as tablet to these eyes. In fact, I suspect we've just seen what Nokia has planned for its future smartphone lines...

Links:
Ovi Press Release
Rover via CellPassion

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