FORMER RUBBER MANUFACTURER Nokia is laying on a hard sell to developers who it wants to create more Symbian apps.
Nokia and AT&T have announced a developer contest with $10 million in cash and prizes. The winning applications will be selected by Nokia, AT&T and, for the first time, by consumers who can use their downloading power to indicate their favourites.
Dubbed "2010 Calling All Innovators, North America", the contest is open to developers from around the world to create Symbian apps for North American consumers.
All apps will be made available exclusively by Nokia for download via its Ovi Store. It is fairly clear that Nokia hopes that dropping a bit of cash will mean that its N8 smartphone will have shedloads of apps.
Developers have until January 28th, 2011, to submit their applications in more than 17 categories.
Category prize winners will receive $150,000 each for a total of $4 million and grand prize winners will each be awarded an additional $100,000. µ
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