The slow but nevertheless determined march of Ovi continues with their announcement today of AT&T support. This is good news and means that AT&T customers can now purchase paid content from the Ovi Store and have it charged to their AT&T account.
The Ovi Store march is continuing. I’m still not happy with it — but it’s definitely usable. It’s definitely adding value for developers and consumers alike. And with nearly a million downloads a day now, the power of the huge amount of Nokia customers around the world is definitely beginning to show. At this rate, that’s about 365 million a year. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine Ovi Store use scaling 10x to 3.65 billion downloads in short order.
Here’s the meat from today’s release:
To get started, AT&T customers with these select Nokia devices* can simply visit store.ovi.com from their device browser to begin downloading personalized content, like apps, games, ringtones, productivity tools, movie trailers and more.
– Step one: go to store.ovi.com from your Nokia device from AT&T
– Step two: once at store.ovi.com you will be prompted to download the Ovi Store application
– Step three: enjoy great content and applications for your Nokia device with AT&T.
“Nokia is happy to bring the exciting content available through Ovi Store by Nokia to AT&T customers in an easy way with a convenient billing solution,” said David Petts, Vice President and General Manager, AT&T account, Nokia. “Ovi Store provides consumers with mobile content and applications from some of the most recognized developers and publishers from around the world, and we are now thrilled to deliver compelling content to AT&T customers with a payment solution that simplifies access and use.”