Nokia reminds of lyrics of the song by Chumbawamba “ I got knocked down but I get up again you are never gonna keep me down” , no matter what the neigh sayer say about Nokia , the company never fails to amaze the world and at CTIA Wireless 2012 it proved it’s resilience again by snagging exclusive App deals for it’s Lumia range of phones over other Windows Phone manufacturers.
In Sports , Nokia now has the following apps before anyone else
The PGA Tour App with 12 month exclusivity from launch estimated in late June 2012 . The App covers enhanced coverage for PGA Tour events including live tournament scoring, highlights and player information . It also provides interactive augmented coverage of select events and holes and shows player’s exact position and scoring information.
According to Scott Gutterman , Executive Producer PGA Tour Digital , "We are excited to work with Nokia to provide this app for the PGA TOUR , we are committed to providing the highest level of live PGA TOUR coverage, and this app will better inform and entertain PGA TOUR fans."
The current PGA Tour app on other platforms has over 1 million monthly mobile users with hope that Nokia will add substantially to this number.
The ESPN App will b eexclusive till May 2013, the world wide sports network will have key updates in coming months with sports score on Live Tiles , team level panoramas , personalized scores , leagues and teams with additional coverage of NASCAR , Tennis and even London 2012 Olympics . ESPN is also launching a Fantasy Football app for Lumia phones this fall.
In Games Nokia has snagged some great deals by having Rovio onboard with their record breaking Angry Birds Space onboard Lumia Phones .
Rovio is working on a dedicated design and development team to create games for Lumia and other Windows Phone devices. Keeping with exclusivity , Nokia and Rovio will develop exclusive new consumer products and content for Nokia Lumia smartphones .
What Rovio thinks about this partnership "Nokia is one of our longest-standing partners, and Windows Phone and Lumia are of strategic importance to Rovio. We are very committed to bring our games to Lumia devices, and are looking forward to delighting our fans on the Windows Phone platform," said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio.
So should be expect a Fiery Red Angry Birds Limited Edition Lumia , we hope so
No Gaming platform is complete without EA on board and Nokia has joined hands with WA to bring leading game titles like FIFA , Madden NFL , NBA Jam , Tiger Woods PGA Tour , Mirror’s Edge and Yahtzee along with already existing titles of Need For Speed Undercover , Need for Speed Hot Pursuit , The Sims 3 , Spider Jack and Monopoly already available on Windows Phone Marketplace.
In Lifestyle segment , Groupon , the world’s largest Deal of the Day website , is going to offer their extensively upgraded app with 6 months from launch exclusivity to Nokia Lumia to be launched in Summer 2012. The new app will feature Augmented Reality Deal Discovery with maps and Point of Interest data with Groupon Deals nearby .
As per Mr Mihir Shah, VP of Mobile, Groupon, said: "Our new and exclusive Groupon app for Nokia Lumia customers combines the intuitive Windows Phone Metro UI with location-based data to deliver deals which are both personalized and location-relevant for users. We look forward to continuing to partner with Nokia to evolve and innovate our app experience further."
Tripdots will be available on Lumia with 3 month exclusivity from launch , the application heps drivers optimize their driving behaviors while connecting with other vehicle owners and sharing driving efficiency and fuel economy. via social media.
"Consumers are increasingly paying more attention to the eco friendliness and costs of operating their vehicles," said David Fleck, President of Left Lane Network, Inc. "Tripdots provides a wealth of easy to understand information that helps users monitor the health of their vehicles while having fun. The Nokia Lumia Windows phones provide best in class experience with Tripdots and we are very happy to be working with Nokia to deliver the service worldwide."
In the world of business and finance , Nokia has joined hands with Paypal to bring it’s secure payment system to Windows Phone and Nokia Smartphone , with the upcoming NFC capabilities in Windows Phone platform , we hope Tap and Go payment systems will be incorporated in future Nokia phones. As per Paypal’ Vice President for Mobile Mr Hill Ferguson "We’re excited to work with Nokia and Microsoft to bring PayPal to Nokia users across the globe, and to continue to innovate the way our consumers shop and pay anytime, anywhere and in anyway,"
In Entertainment , Nokia has joined hands with another resilient industry player , AOL with their AOL Entertainment HUB which will be exclusive to Nokia for 6 months. The application will offer best of AOL’s content including 55,000 radio stations via ShoutCast , free music with AOL’s listening party and will also offer Movie Timings and Trailers.
"The live tiles on Nokia Lumia helped us create an awesome app that makes it easy to stay in the know on what’s happening in Film, TV, Radio, Concerts and Music right from your home screen," said Sol Lipman, Director of Mobile First products at AOL.
In the News and Information segment , Nokia has joined hand with the big buys like Time Magazine and Newsweek . Both apps will make use of Live Tiles on Windows Phone to deliver their content to the users.
For enhancing office productivity , Nokia has also brought BOX app on board to provide real time sharing of files between consumers , how well it will sit with Microsoft and their 25GB Skydrive is to be seen in Summer 2012 , when the app launched with support for 9 languages.
For Nokia it’s a landmark achievement having so many industry category leaders on board and as Mr Marco Argenti , SVP Nokia Developer Experience says "We are focused on delivering great, locally relevant apps, and importantly, those which offer unique, exclusive and original experiences,with Nokia Lumia smartphones now available in 48 markets, developers are rapidly recognizing the business opportunities and creating their best work for our consumers."
Although many of these applications are US centric we hope Nokia will make them available on other markets too , from SenseApplied , we congratulate Nokia on achieving landmark partner success in CTIA Wireless 2012 and hope many more will come along the way.