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Ovi Store reaches 40,000 apps, 5 million downloads a day

The Ovi Store is growing – it now sees 5 million downloads a day, nearly 8 times more than what it did an year ago. The number of apps has reached 40,000 and that numbers grows by another 1,000 each week.

The Ovi Store’s growth is mainly due to the latest Symbian^3 devices and Nokia is already looking forward to Windows Phone 7 based smartphones…

Nokia has operator billing agreements with 112 operators in 36 countries (25 times that of their nearest competitor they say). Strong relationships like this between Nokia and operators is part of why Microsoft wanted to partner up with them.

It’s not just the Symbian devices (though the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 account for 15% of all downloads), it’s Series 40 devices too. Following a recent refresh of the S40 Ovi Store, Nokia feature phone owners now account for about a quarter of the downloads.

The Ovi Store now boasts 158 developers who have over a million downloads on their content. You can check out more statistics about the Ovi Store here.

Sweden-based Rovio congratulated Nokia and said they’ll be continuing development for new Symbian devices (like, say, the Nokia E6 and X7) and are looking forward to Windows Phone 7 too.

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