Download!

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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.
  3. ^ Janousek, Scott; Elrom, Elad; Joos, Thomas (10 August 2009). "AdvancED Flash on Devices: Mobile Development with Flash Lite and Flash 10". Apress – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Nokia Europe - Download!". 5 December 2008.
  5. ^ "S60 Gaming - the Download! route".
  6. ^ "Nokia expands business phone line with stylish new E51".
  7. ^ https://www.geoconnexion.com/news/nokia-content-discoverer
  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 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ "August 2006 – Phonesnews.com". www.phonesnews.com.
  10. ^ https://www.c21media.net/warner-bros-boards-nokia-mobiles/
  11. ^ https://www.ciol.com/marriages-mobile-phones/
  12. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/12/technology/12iht-techbrief***.2786705.html
  13. ^ http://www.mobilemonday.ru/portals/0/presentations/0703antila3.pdf
  14. ^ https://www.infoworld.com/article/2681396/networking/nokia-aims-to-attract-operators--developers-with-preminet.html
  15. ^ https://gigaom.com/2006/06/19/nokia-content-discoverer/
  16. ^ http://www.mobilemondaybologna.com/2009_10_01_archive.html
  17. ^ "Nokia opens doors to Download Store".
  18. ^ "Nokia Widsets is now part of OVI Store". www.fonearena.com.
  19. ^ http://vhirsch.com/blog/2009/05/09/nokia-ovis-20000/