Lumia phones getting Nokia Collection Marketplace section

Nokia has been making their own Windows Phone-based apps for Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace. Now it appears that Nokia's Lumia smartphones are getting an entire section of the Windows Phone Marketplace devoted to those apps. The French web site reports that the section is being called the "Nokia Collection", although it appears some Lumia 800 phones see the app collection under the "Apps from Nokia" name,

At least five Nokia developed Windows Phone apps are a part of this bundled collection on the Marketplace: Nokia Maps, Contacts Transfer, WRC Live, TuneIn Radio, and App Highlights. Users of Lumia phones apparently don't have to do anything to get this sub-section of the Marketplace. The Nokia Collection should show up on their smartphones during the coming week.

It's unknown as to why Nokia would wait all this time after the launch of the Lumia 800 in November to gather up all of its Windows Phone apps and put them in one easy-to-find bundle on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Perhaps it's a precursor to Nokia's plans to launch its Lumia phones in the US starting with the Lumia 710. It's schedule to be launched in early January by T-Mobile.

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