Nokia has announced a number of new and exclusive partnerships with app
developers at the ongoing CTIA Wireless 2012 trade event. As a part of
these partnerships, Nokia Lumia smartphones will be receiving several
exclusive apps in the coming months including Angry Birds Space and Time
magazine, while others will be available for all Windows Phone devices.
This is certainly good news for all Windows Phone users as the platform is lacking in terms of apps.
The PGA Tour app - exclusive to Nokia Lumia for 12 months from launch - The
PGA TOUR app will provide fans with live, enhanced coverage of PGA TOUR
events on the Windows Mobile platform. The app will be available
exclusively on Nokia Lumia smartphones beginning in late June 2012.
ESPN - Exclusive to Nokia Lumia until May 2013 - The
ESPN Hub will deliver a number of key updates in coming months,
including sports scores on Live Tiles, team-level panoramas,
personalisation of scores, leagues and teams, and additional sports
coverage such as Tennis, NASCAR and the 2012 Olympics. Additionally, a
Windows Phone version of the ESPN Fantasy Football app will launch
exclusively on Nokia Lumia smartphones this coming Fall.
Rovio: Titles starting with Angry Birds Space join the original Angry Birds game in coming months to Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone consumers
EA - Electronic
Arts (EA) will continue to deliver leading game titles to Nokia Lumia
and Windows Phone consumers, including FIFA, Madden NFL, NBA Jam, Tiger
Woods PGA TOUR,
Mirror's Edge and Yahtzee. These games join titles such as Need for
Speed Undercover, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, The Sims 3,
Spider Jack, and MONOPOLY which are already available in Windows Phone
Groupon - Exclusive to Nokia Lumia for 6 months from launch - Launching
during Summer 2012, Groupon is currently working on an extensive
upgrade of its Windows Phone app. The app will include a newly developed
augmented reality deal discovery function to combine map and
Points-of-Interest (POI) data with what is seen via the camera's
viewfinder, enabling users to see virtual Groupon deals, in real-time,
nearby. The app will be exclusive to Nokia Lumia customers for 6
Tripdots - Exclusive to Windows Phone customers for 3 months from launch - Tripdots
helps vehicle owners optimize their driving behaviors while connecting
with other vehicle owners and sharing driving efficiency achievements
via social networks.
PayPal app for Windows Phone - Coming soon
AOL Entertainment Hub - Exclusive to Nokia Lumia for 6 months - Available
exclusively to Nokia Lumia users at launch, AOL is set to introduce the
AOL Entertainment Hub, bringing together the best of AOL's content to
deliver an immersive and inter-connected experience on Windows Phone.
Time Magazine app for Windows Phone - Coming soon
Newsweek - The Daily Beast app for Windows Phone - Coming soon
Box app for Windows Phone: The
new Windows Phone app from Box, the company focused on providing
workers with simple, secure sharing from anywhere, will be available to
Nokia Lumia consumers this summer.