Ovi Store Deal With Qik Hints At Nokia's App Plans


imageRedwood City, Calif.-based Qik, which allows users to stream video from their handset to the web, said it has been chosen to receive prominent placing on Nokia’s upcoming Ovi Store. It also said it being integrated into Nokia’s Ovi Share service, which will allow users to post their videos directly from the phone to their Ovi account. Qik users who use Ovi will be able to submit an unlimited number of videos at any length for free, which is becoming a bit of a novelty as other sites limit bandwidth usage. The Qik application will also be free. The announcement is perhaps an indication that Nokia’s Ovi Store intends on moving quickly in adopting new applications, and the way in which it plans to give special treatment to some. That said, Qik was likely an obvious candidate since its service works on more than three dozen Nokia (NYSE: NOK) handsets, ranging from feature phones to smartphones, and it has been active in Nokia’s developer program.

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