Orange and Nokia to Extend Ovi Across the United Kingdom and France

September 14, 2010

LONDON, September 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Orange and Nokia today
announced a new integrated Ovi service that widens the developer ecosystem
and gives Orange customers using Nokia handsets easier access to more
content. Orange is integrating Ovi content with the best of its apps from the
Orange Application Shop to give customers simpler, more secure access to a
wider range of content and services, creating one easy and seamless
experience. Nokia’s Ovi Store with Orange will be accessible by Orange
customers in the UK and France in 2011.

Orange is working with Nokia to create a single sign-on for customers on
a range of new handsets that simplifies the registration and purchasing
process. Customers that purchase a Nokia device in the Orange Signature range
will enjoy a wider range of local content and apps, sourced through the
Orange developer community, and accessible through the Ovi Store with Orange.
Access is simple, not requiring any additional registrations. For simplicity
and convenience, customers will be able to buy any app from the Ovi Store on
their Orange bill.

“Orange is always striving to create a great mobile multimedia experience
for customers. To be successful, access to content must be simple, seamless
and secure. That is why we are extending our partnership with Nokia,
combining innovation to create an intelligent platform that brings an
enhanced experience to our customers. By joining the best of both worlds and
creating this new service, we believe Orange and Nokia together will bring
significant benefits to both our customers and developers,” said Paul
Francois Fournier
, Executive Vice President, Internet Services, Orange.

“Our data shows that two out of every three Ovi Store users choose the
simplicity of operator billing when purchasing content. By offering more
locally relevant content and the most convenient way to pay for it, we
believe Nokia’s Ovi Store with Orange will be a hit with consumers and
provide developers with additional revenue opportunities,” said Marco
, Vice President of Media, Nokia.

Nokia and Orange will be engaging with third party developers on content
creation for the Ovi Store during an Orange Partner Developer Day on
September 17th in London.

For more information on this Developer Day visit

    About Nokia
    Visit: http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia/company
    About Orange
    Visit: http://www.orange.com/en_EN/


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