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Nokia Unveil New Life, Reading and Transport Features

Finnish smartphone manufacturer Nokia has announced the launch of a number of services for its S40 and Windows Phone (WP) platforms. The new services will complement the current flagship range of devices from Nokia, namely the new Asha as well as the Lumia devices.

Speaking about the introduction of the new services Nokia's EVP of sales, Colin Giles, commented that the company wants to focus on "building a whole ecosystem".

Nokia has launched many useful applications such as Nokia Reading, Nokia Transport and Nokia Drive to be used on the Windows Phone platform, however, the most impressive attribute about these three applications is that they are available for absolutely free.

Nokia Reading will be released sometime in April, with Nokia Transport and Nokia Drive to follow soon after. All three apps can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Marketplace, reported CNET.

The company has also launched subscription based Nokia Life app for the S40 platform, which is currently available for customers in India, China, Nigeria and Indonesia.

The recent developments indicate that Nokia is shifting their focus from device specifications to user experience, with Nokia also planning to release a selection of location based services as well as education applications sometime later this year.

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