Nokia Ovi Store appears in the browser of the E71x
As I posted in my 3rd update on my original Ovi Store post you can get to the Ovi Store on an AT&T Nokia E71x just fine using the web browser pointed to store.ovi.mobi. There is not yet a dedicated utility you can load on your device, but the browser version is optimized for the small screen and quite functional. I’ll post a video walk through and some screenshots for you all later tonight.
I successfully downloaded and installed the following applications/items on my E71x so far:
- Earthcomber (free)
- Hava Player (free)
- Bejeweled ($4.99)
Unfortunately, Bejeweled tries to play on a display larger than what I have on my E71x so it is way over to the bottom right and I cannot play the game. I guess this gave me a chance to try out the return process, which I could not find anywhere. I filled out a form for a return, but am a bit disappointed there is no return/refund system in place.
Earthcomber also appears to be a Web Runtime Widget (that is for the Nokia 5800) and does not appear to run on the E71xl. I recieved a certificate error trying to install the Java application.
I have to say the Ovi Store from the E71x seems a bit limited in selection of applications so far, but I imagine as Nokia continues to turn things on we will see more and more applications loaded into the store. It was nice to see some of Astraware’s games on the Ovi Store since they are very high quality and highly recommended. There are quite a few games available, which is good because this is the one thing I don’t have much of loaded on my E71x. You can always load up applications like we have been for years so this just gives you even more flexibility and options.
You can’t tell if an app is Java or native Symbian until you go into your My Stuff folder where this will be clearly indicated.
BTW, I browsed and downloaded everything over the AT&T 3G network.