Nokia Ovi store – apps heading your way in May

Nokia has at last gone official with its very own app store, putting weeks of web rumours to rest. Dubbed the Ovi Store, it's being billed as a smart

Nokia has at last gone official with its very own app store, putting weeks of web rumours to rest. Dubbed the Ovi Store, it's being billed as a smart place to buy new goodies for your phone, with plans to have it accessible from S60 and S40 Symbian phones this summer.

The N97 will be the first to have the Ovi Store embedded when it lands in June. You'll be able to download everything from city guides to language lessons, with the store working out where you are and tailoring what's available accordingly. There'll also be games, videos and audio available for you to nab on the move.

As well as being location based, Nok says you'll be able to see what your pals are downloading too and get in on the action.

Nok's suits say this will be a cooler, smarter way of downloading extras than their rivals. And they're certainly in a strong position with so many devices out there capable of accessing all this awesome content.

We'll be at Nokia's stand here at MWC soon, so stay right here for hands–on pics and more news as we get it. While you wait, take a peek at the new E55 and E75 emailers.