Updated: Nokia Ovi Store opens in the US on the Nokia 5800 XM

2009-05-26-054923

With all of the Nokia Ovi Store launches going on around the world and the official announcement that the Store is open, I decided to take my AT&T SIM from my E71x (there is now Download! utility on it) and put it into my Nokia 5800 XM. I was pleased to find the Ovi Store icon on there and quickly downloaded it to my device. I then logged into my Nokia account in the Ovi Store application and was able to download a ringtone (Star Trek) and a couple of applications with ease. I also started to buy an application to see what that experience was like and it looks like there is a three step credit card process in place for US buyers.

I see many free applications in the Ovi Store, along with priced apps from 99 cents to $19.99 so far. All prices end in 0.99 for US buyers. I thought it was a bit strange to see a previously free application, ShoZu, appear on the store for $4.99 though.

There are viewing options for the following:

  • Suggested for me
  • Most popular
  • Most recent
  • Show free only
  • Show paid only
  • Show all
  • Channels
  • Categories
  • Account details
You can search the Ovi Store in each category using the search box at the top. I plan to use it and figure it all out soon and see how the recommended apps part works with friends all over the world.

Sorry for the pics in this post, I took them on the train with my T-Mobile G1 since I have no other camera with me. I plan to post a video of the Ovi Store in action later tonight too, along with screenshots of it in action.

Please let me know if you get the Ovi Store working on other devices in the US. I now need to figure out how to get it on my E71x.

UPDATE: I just went to store.ovi.com using my Nokia E71x default browser and a page appears stating that the device is not compatible with the Ovi Store. I’ll keep trying to figure this out.

UPDATE 2: I just read the following statement over on the Ovi Store Blog, “In the US, AT&T will be offering Ovi Store to its customers later this year.” So it sounds like the E71x won’t be able to get the Ovi Store for a while and this is unfortunate. I wonder if you can use the web version on your PC/Mac and download apps to install on your PC/Mac and then put them on the E71x in the meantime.

UPDATE 3: Thanks to Moogle’s comment to this post I went back and tried store.ovi.com on my E71x and have access to the store through the web browser. There is no dedicated application for it yet, but this might just work fine. I now plan to try buying and installing some things to report back for you all here. I read that some (maybe all) apps purchased through the Ovi Store may not work on the E71x, but let me try and I’ll get back to you all.

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14 Comments to Updated: Nokia Ovi Store opens in the US on the Nokia 5800 XM

Brad Barbaza
May 26, 2009

I have it on my E71-2 in the US! It’s 9:30EST. Requires a reboot (first time I’ve seen that for any s60 install).

I’m on AT&T but I connected via WiFi to get the update for Download!.

Frankie Bloise
May 26, 2009

No Ovi store love for Latin american users thou. using claro’s 3g on Nokia N85

Kevin Neely
May 26, 2009

No love on my E75-2 in the US at this time.

Kevin Neely
May 26, 2009

Ooops, I’m an idiot. I thought the download app would somehow transform into the Ovi Store. I missed the icon first time around.

Installed and working now.

Centavo
May 26, 2009

No love for my N95-3 either. In download section, the Ovi store lit up as orange (installed) even thought I had not installed it. In browser, the message told me the device is incompatible.

GPS Guru
May 26, 2009

“I wonder if you can use the web version on your PC/Mac and download apps to install on your PC/Mac and then put them on the E71x in the meantime.”

The answer is “NO”, because AT&T controls the security signing of apps on all AT&T phones except Blackberry and iPhone. Since those apps are not signed by AT&T, they won’t work on AT&T phone.

This is true for all US carriers.

Adan
May 26, 2009

The website version seems to be working okay now. I keep getting “Unable to connect to server” on my NAM 5800.

Moogle
May 26, 2009

That’s weird, I was able to browse to store.ovi.com on my E71x perfectly. I even signed up for an account and downloaded some video called ‘Lonely Planet Alaska’. Haven’t tried to install any program yet as they all look kinda crappy and I don’t want to install things to my E71x without knowing that it’s supported.

Matthew Miller
May 26, 2009

Thanks Moogle, mine works now too. I guess I was a bit early in the rollout period. Even though this isn’t a dedicated application, it is much better than nothing at all and now I am off to buy stuff to talk about here.

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Mac
May 31, 2009

Hi, I downloaded several apps from Ovi onto my E71x and attempted to install them. While installation, apps went cheking with certificats over the air and failed.

Also Ovi does not seem to be supporting E71x so that they refuse to let us downloding apps diretly from E71x.

I think Nokia and ATT made an arrangement so that ATT E71x customers are not using Ovi so as to protect ATT’s business, unlike iPhone App store.

Gortok
June 2, 2009

Works on my E71x. Takes a bit of doing to get registered, what with running links and passwords back and forth a couple of times to get “authorized”. Finally, I was able to get Mundu radio. Installed straight to the phone. This allows streaming mp3 stations that Nokia’s InternetRadio will not allow. Skyfire enables me to play FoxNews Radio on ShoutCast for free. Att wants to charge for this. An app called SmartLight (v 1.4) allows stream to run after screen goes blank (powersave mode)

I’m all giddy now… ; )

Ronnie
June 11, 2009

I couldn’t connect to the Ovi store. Are other people still able?

rayan
October 4, 2009

i have a nokia 5800. When i had purchased this one it had a preloaded ovi store but once i formatted it the ovi store has gone. Now what to do to get the ovi store back?

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