Microsoft and Opera agree to terms on App Store deal for Nokia phones

Opera logoMicrosoft purchased Nokia, in part, earlier this year and has now begun the slow process of making it their own. New phones are being rebranded, which is not particularly surprising. Though, parterning with Opera (yes, the browser maker) is bit of a shock.

However, today the Norwegian company announced a deal with the software giant to begin powering the app store on certain models of handsets.

Microsoft and Opera agree to terms on App Store deal for Nokia phones

"Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, people who access Nokia Store from Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha and Nokia X devices will be automatically redirected to Opera Mobile Store, where they will be offered the opportunity to become customers of Opera Mobile Store and have access to tens of thousands of apps for their Nokia phones", The Scandanvian firm announces.

This transition will not happen over night, but Opera hopes to have it completed by the first half of 2015. At that point the Nokia Store will close.

We continue to sell and support classic Nokia devices, which remain popular in many parts of the world, says Rich Bernardo, Vice President of Phones at Microsoft. Were delighted to partner with Opera Software and continue to provide a reliable app store experience for consumers and developers alike".

This may come as a surprise to some customers, but Opera has long been more than just a browser maker. The company powers a number of smart TVs on today's market, as well.

Source: Betanews

Tags: Microsoft, Nokia, Opera

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小彭 我的 8210 係因為電池接觸面鬆脫 充電不成 又或是在使用期間鬆脫而斷電 不然可能現在還在用 我對手機的投資很吝嗇 小頭 你太愛吃了 壽命 變了 壽司 :)我第一部是 nokia 6210 兩年 現在用 SE K770i 快一年 大致不錯 只是開機慢一點 年紀大了 對學習科技產品的耐性也低了 Fun 你同手機天生八字唔夾 有個朋友每部手機用不過一年 而且下場都非常淒慘 被偷已是最好的結局任何 摺 的東西都要小心呵護呢KS,天地線?! OK, I remember that and 周星馳 used it in 逃學威龍, right? Anyway, I think many poeple just trade off and trade in and so it may cost much less than expected. But I do not have too much fantasy about the design or advanced functionalities. Seriously, however, I might give it a try if I get an iPhone for free, haha r,To some extent I am a techno-phobe, too. I had some problem with texting by my 8210 and I simply did not text ... :p Now the phone I am using is more user-friendly but still I do not know how to text in Chinese so I just do it in English all the time.
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