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Nokia Download!, originally Nokia Catalogs,[1][2] was a mobile application for Nokia devices that allowed access to digitally distributed media content. Catalogs/Download! came preloaded on most Symbian S60 smartphones from Nokia (from 2006), as well as some later Series 40 feature phones. Most of the content was paid.[3]

The Catalogs/Download! store had access to applications, tones, videos, graphics, games, and news content[4][5] from aggregators Nokia Software Market, WidSets,[6] and third-parties like Handango, Jamster and Yahoo! Go. In June 2006 Nokia announced the Nokia Content Discoverer[7][1][8][9] and signed deals that brought content from Electronic Arts, Warner Bros and others to the Content Discoverer.[10][11][12][13]

Nokia had earlier in 2004 attempted to create such a system with Preminet, an end-to-end global sales channel.[14] The Content Discoverer is effectively an evolution of it.[15] Both the names Catalogs and Content Discoverer were soon replaced solely by "Download!".[16]

A web client PC equivalent called Nokia Download Store was piloted under Nokia Beta Labs and was available from June 2008.[17]

Download! was replaced by the Ovi Store in 2009.[18][19]

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  1. ^ a b "Nokia and EA team up on Mobile Gaming".
  2. ^ "Nokia - Download". 9 December 2006. Archived from the original on 9 December 2006.
  3. ^ Janousek, Scott; Elrom, Elad; Joos, Thomas (10 August 2009). AdvancED Flash on Devices: Mobile Development with Flash Lite and Flash 10. Apress. ISBN 9781430219040 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Nokia Europe - Download!". 5 December 2008. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008.
  5. ^ "S60 Gaming - the Download! route".
  6. ^ "Nokia expands business phone line with stylish new E51".
  7. ^ "Nokia Content Discoverer | GeoConnexion". www.geoconnexion.com. Archived from the original on 2019-02-06.
  8. ^ Chehimi, Fadi; Clarke, Leon; Coffey, Michael; Coulton, Paul; Davies, Twm; Geisler, Roland; Hietala, Nigel; Mason, Sam; Nielsen, Peter Lykke; Pamir, Aleks Garo; Stichbury, Jo (15 April 2008). Games on Symbian OS: A Handbook for Mobile Development. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780470998144 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ "August 2006 – Phonesnews.com". www.phonesnews.com.
  10. ^ "Warner Bros boards Nokia mobiles".
  11. ^ "Marriages to be made on mobile phones!". ciol.com. October 30, 2007.
  12. ^ "Briefing: Nokia concludes deals with Warner and China - Technology - International Herald Tribune - the New York Times". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2018-10-23. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  13. ^ http://www.mobilemonday.ru/portals/0/presentations/0703antila3.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  14. ^ "Nokia aims to attract operators, developers with Preminet". 25 October 2004.
  15. ^ "Nokia Content Discoverer". 19 June 2006.
  16. ^ "Mobile Monday Italy - Bringing the Mobile Industry Together". Archived from the original on 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  17. ^ "Nokia opens doors to Download Store". The Register.
  18. ^ "Nokia Widsets is now part of OVI Store". www.fonearena.com.
  19. ^ "Nokia Ovi's 20,000+". 9 May 2009.