In a period when any statistics generator confirms Nokia’s pitiful condition, while drawing attention to the lack of popularity faced by Microsoft with its Windows Phone, the two companies seem to want to change their destiny.
Nokia and Microsoft have won a few exclusive partners to develop several apps for Windows Phone only, more precisely for Nokia Lumia handsets with WP. This, considering that many complaints about the Windows Phone ecosystem refers to the lack of reputable applications from the platform’s online store, more with money than for free.
For 1 year, starting from June, the new game PGA Tour will be available exclusively on Windows Phone. ESPN will come with an exclusive app on Windows Phone by May 2013. Dedicated apps from Groupon and AOL Entertainment will be exclusive on Microsoft’s platform for 6 months. Tripdots will also be one of the exclusive titles for WP for 3 months after the launch. Other new exclusive applications include PayPal, Time Magazine, Newsweek and Box.
Angry Birds – the most important title
If some time ago Rovio representatives declared that Windows users will not be able to play Angry Birds, it seems that the decision has been changed in the meantime. So, it seems that in the near future, the last version of the game – Angry Birds Space – will reach the terminals running Windows Phone.
Rovio CEO Mikael Hed said that Nokia is one of the oldest partners of the company and the Lumia series based on Windows Phone has a strategic importance for the development of the game. So, as those from Ubergizmo report, we can expect to see in the near future that probably the most played game in the world to be able to run on any smartphone or operating system.
This new decision represents a big step forward for both Nokia and especially for Windows Phone. Both companies will have to fight for the most popular titles of applications and games, this being one of the main ways to attract potential clients.