VimpelCom, Microsoft, Nokia Announce Agreement to Deliver Digital Content
VimpelCom (NYSE: VIP), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to deliver a new, enhanced digital entertainment experience for VimpelCom customers across its markets.
VimpelCom customers will be able to use their mobile accounts to easily find, try and buy digital content from the Windows Phone Store. The cost of any purchased application, game or music will be simply deducted from a customer's prepaid credit or conveniently added to their monthly bill.
The Windows Phone ecosystem is expanding rapidly worldwide, with Windows Phone devices rolling out to more than 70 countries over the next 12 months and support for 50 display languages. Furthermore, Windows Phone Store offers more than 125,000 apps and games in 191 countries.
Nokia Lumia smartphones are powered by Windows Phone and, with Nokia being a leading device brand in many of VimpelCom's markets, this provides a strong platform for VimpelCom to offer an enhanced mobile experience to both new and existing customers.
A dedicated 'VimpelCom Shelf' will make it easy for VimpelCom customers to navigate their