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Exclusive Nokia Apps

Exclusive Nokia Apps

With Microsoft's tight guidelines and strict policies in place, most vendors have chosen to position their phones through exclusive apps by tapping onto their existing resources. Likewise, Nokia has packaged its Lumia phones with exclusive apps, namely: Nokia Drive, Nokia Music, Nokia Maps, App Highlights and Contacts Transfer. This strategy isn't unique to Nokia though; Samsung, LG and HTC all have had their own specific app stores and apps.

Expect both phones to come with exclusive apps like Nokia Drive, Nokia Music, Nokia Maps, App Highlights and Contacts Transfer. The local Nokia representative mentioned that only Maps and Music will be available for download via the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Nokia Drive is a free turn by turn notification app with more than 95 countries maps to download and choose from.

Nokia Music acts as a music player as well as a virtual store where you can purchase and sample music tracks.

A snapshot of the Nokia Maps app (requires working data connection).

Not sure of what other apps to install on your device? You can refer to the App Highlights app for quick suggestions.

The Contact Transfers function allows for a fuss-free, one-off transfer of all your contacts via Bluetooth. The Nokia representative have tested it successfully on six Bluetooth-compliant devices so far (including the iPhone 4); trying it with our own phone (HTC Desire) yielded positive results as well... at least in terms of detecting our contacts. We'll let you know more when we get our hands on the final sets. Stay tuned!