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 Marketplace.
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 months.
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.