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Nokia Ovi mobile app store goes live... and crashes

Nokia opened the doors to its Ovi Store today. The Ovi Store is Nokia's answer to the iPhone App Store, and it provides access to 20,000 programs that you can download and install on a number of Nokia phones running the latest Symbian operating system. Or at least it's supposed to. Because for much of the morning, the Ovi Store has been unreachable. Here's how it's supposed to work. Users with...

Nokia's App Store will launch with 20,000 items

RIM's doing it, Microsoft is doing it. Apparently launching mobile app stores is the thing to do, because now Nokia's doing it too. The cellphone maker is preparing to launch a mobile app store called the Ovi Store later this month. But there's one thing that will set Nokia's app store apart - it will launch with a catalog of 20,000 ote,s. Apple's iPhone App Store had just a few hundred programs...