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Nokia’s OVI brings football to your phone.

Nokia’s Ovi Store football channel has highly popular football apps, games, and the ability to quickly personalize and refresh your Nokia handset. For instance, how are you connected to this year’s football World Cup? Are you waiting for the news in the press, glued to your TV, or is your mobile playing a big part in feeding your addiction?

Football fans in Kenya can enjoy the World Cup no matter where they are through Nokia’s Ovi Store football offering. Instant access to news, apps, games and a growing selection of personalized content from some of the world’s greatest teams are just but a few of what Ovi store has to offer.

Nokia’s Communications Manager for East and Southern Africa, Ms. Dorothy Ooko said: “Nokia’s Ovi Store is an exciting new channel through which to connect and share our football content with millions of football fans around the world. Football lovers can leverage on Nokia’s Ovi Store’s unparallel global reach for the most refreshing and popular football content.”

As part of Ovi’s football offering, football fans can access entertainment, apps and information from the world’s most recognized content providers. From competitions and tournament updates to personalizing your device, football is a lot more fun when you are part of the action. Some of the key content and features to get you involved include:

Real Football 2010 is a Gameloft development that will help you get in the mood for midfield strategies and rekindle your passion for goals. In the game, you get 245 teams from eight different leagues to choose from. On touch devices, the user interface allows you to move the players and pass the ball by tapping on the field. There are several different game modes, such as training, league mode, friendly match and penalty shooting. And you also can select “Legend” mode to choose a player and helping him get to pro stardom.
Nokia Goal, a Java-based resource that brings all the football info you need to the palm of your hand. Nokia Goal presents info from European tournaments (Spain, France, Italy, UK and Germany) and Latin American soccer leagues. The free version offers you championship calendars, info about results and relevant news for all fans. A premium version adds “live” coverage of selected matches, allowing you to personalize goal-based beep-alerts to make you jump with happiness or hang your head in sorrow depending on how much you bet on your favorite team.

AP 2010 World Cup, Associated Press (one of the largest sources of news since 1846 and winner of 49 Pulitzer prizes) has developed AP 2010 World Cup, as a resource for information on the South African World Cup events. This Flash app offers the latest news, images and video feeds directly on your mobile. Also, for must-have info, there are profiles of teams, players and stadiums. And if you feel in need of a conversation starter, you can use the results of the online polls on different World Cup-related topics.

Great goals

Great Goals will whet your appetite for what’s to come with a series of free audio and video downloads dedicated to great goals scored by great players.
Football updates and news. No matter where you are in the world, you can’t catch every game of the tournament but you can still get live updates. 2010’s football news and update applications are available from the largest football websites in the world. Livemobile Football, ESPN Soccernet, and Goal.com are all available as free applications to keep you up to date with breaking news from around the world, previews and recaps of games for all major leagues in the world and more.

Games

Experience the latest in mobile football gaming and battle to win the cup for your country. Games available include Gameloft’s Real Football 2010 and Real Football Manager 2010, and beat the rest in the next generation of sports radar built for speed shooting, Speedhero Multisport, and the latest football games from EA SPORTS.

Touchnote

A picture is worth a thousand words, but reminding everyone your country beat their country with a postcard is priceless. This app takes digital pictures and makes them into physical postcards in a matter of clicks.

Social networking

Whether heading to South Africa or just down the street to your local bar, stay in touch with your friends and family to let them know where you are watching the game. Share your football experience with fans back home, comment on games, post media, and find out where the nearby parties are.  Social networks like Nimbuzz and Buddycloud make sharing easy from your Nokia device.

Ovi Maps

Don’t miss the Game because you got lost, Use new Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation available on Nokia smartphones to find your way to stadium, bar, park, or wherever you choose to watch the game. After the game, find the best sights, restaurants, hotels and events wherever you are through the Lonely Planet and Michelin travel guides that come free with the new Ovi Maps. To download Ovi Maps, visit store.ovi.com.

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