Nokia Announces 2 New Apps for Windows Phones at MWC

The world’s largest mobile show, MWC has already kicked off. Many of the largest phone companies like Nokia are busy demonstrating their forthcoming products and revealing several new applications. From a bunch, let’s cover 2 important apps  in brief.

Nokia Reading

It is a new e-book and audiobook app for Nokia Lumia series. It requires a Nokia account for providing in-app purchasing of ebooks present in digital format, news, audio books, etc.

This application will give user a chance to read an e-book in his language, by his favorite author. The application will also include download support for offline reading.

Apart from reading activity, Nokia Reading will offer a lot more. It will allow users to add their own RSS feeds so that they stay up to date with things that much interests them. The application is expected to be released shortly, somewhere around April this year.

I personally believe that it is an attempt from the Finnish company to integrate more and more services into Microsoft’s operating system that would help in differentaiating it from other Windows Phone manufacturers.

Nokia Transport

The second main app, Nokia Transport, is supposed to be a transport facility assisting app. The application, as reported at MWC includes mapping from Bing. The feature is very useful as it lets a user find the best possible way to reach a destination, by foot or by a public transport.

It is said that upon its release Nokia Transport would provide users easy access to underground trains and bus directions in more than 500 cities across 45 countries.

Interestingly, it will come as preloaded app in new Nokia Lumia Windows Phones, as well as offered as a free download for existing owners. Nokia is plans to release the app alongside its new Lumia 610 and Lumia 900 handsets.

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