Nokia Previews The New ex-OVI Store Client

Today, Nokia has announced a new version of its Ovi Store Client via its Beta Labs blog. The new client is currently under beta testing, and can be downloaded from the Beta Labs website.


The new OVI Store client is based on QT, which means it’s much faster and smoother compared to the current OVI store client. Frankly, the current OVI store client, which is based on Web Runtime, is nothing but a piece of junk. It’s slow, buggy and literally unusable.

The new key features brought about by this client include Easier Navigation, Improved product details view, and an overall quicker and smoother navigation. I tried the new client on an Anna powered N8, and found the overall performance to be vastly improved compared to its predecessor. The new client did remind me of the old Android Market, though.

The new QT based client only supports the latest bunch of Symbian^3 handsets from the Finnish giant, including the C6-01, C7, E7, N8 and the X7.

Interested Nokia Symbian^3 users can download the new QT based Ovi Store client from here.