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Nokia N8 contest calling all innovators Sheetal Thakre | , 2:40 p.m. Sept. 24, 2010 2010-09-24

A challenging event invites applications from the techno wizards. Nokia and AT&T together presents 2010 Calling All Innovators - North America developer contest to the developers to build innovative applications and playoffs for the latest Nokia N8 and upcoming Nokia devices for consumers in the U.S. and Canada.

The application submission period has begun on Sept 21st, 2010 at 12:01AM Eastern Time that will end at 5:00PM Eastern Time on Friday, January 28th, 2011.

It is believed that Nokia is awarding $10 million to the developers participating in this application contest for the American market, where a platform has been put forward to build amazing apps for Symbian^3, as found on the Nokia N8, in order to get up to $250 000 in cash.

A joint panel will be oversee the selection that will comprise of Nokia and AT&T, as part of the North America Calling All Innovators contest.

It is needless to say, the applications have to be US-specific with focus on the new Symbian^3 operating system to create the next level of apps for the Nokia N8 and Ovi Store.

In all there will be seventeen categories that will have three winners in each, which will receive $150 000. Moreover,the top seventeen will be walking away with approximately $100 000 for a grand total of $250 000.

You just have to perform the below mentioned steps to enter the event:

STEP 1: Develop your app for the N8
STEP 2: Register as an Ovi Publisher at http://publish.ovi.com
STEP 3: Publish your app to the Ovi Store for the N8 in English for the USA and/or Canada.
STEP 4: During the App Submission Period, complete and submit the Contest Registration Form.
STEP 5: During the App Submission Period, complete and submit the App Submission Form for each App being entered in the contest here.

In order to get an entire picture of what's new with Symbian^3 from both a consumer and developer perspective, you can even visit Symbian^3 and the Symbian^3 Developer Overview.

The appliactions can be build for the Nokia N8 in three ways and as per your skills and aspirations.

1.Symbian, Android, iOS and developers: Nokia Qt SDK - the new way to build powerful native apps for Symbian^3, Maemo, and in the future, MeeGo

2.Web developers:
Nokia Web Runtime Plug-Ins, including Adobe Flash Lite 4.0

3.Blackberry and Java developers: Java Runtime  which comes with every Nokia device, is the most widely available environment for mobile devices. Java allows you to reach not only N8 and Symbian^3 consumers, but also the high-volume Nokia Series 40 line of mobile phones easily and quickly.

So what are you waiting for? Get set go to have money and fame, as the event is a platform where your knowledge and expertise will get appreciation by means of $10 million in cash, devices, and marketing prizes.

Grab this golden opportunity and take benefit of Ovi Store's global reach that certainly gives you way in to the world's biggest community of app-purchasing mobile consumers.

Click here: To get the details of the Official Rules for the 2010 Nokia Calling All Innovators North America Contest.

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