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Nokia first to bring Kaliki service to Windows Phone also launches Batman Origins comic [Video]

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Nokia is the first to bring Kaliki to a mobile platform

Nokia is back at it again, giving customers the most bang for their buck by releasing two more exclusive apps today in the Nokia Collection for Lumia Windows Phones. Today’s apps include the Batman Origins comic and the truly unique Kaliki.

Batman Origins is a straight up prequel comic to the new movie Batman: The Dark Knight Rises due in a few weeks. There’s not much to the app as it’s just a straight up digital comic featuring two sides—Batman or Bane—and you can just go through and read it. The gorgeous artwork is provided by DC Comics of course and it’s a fun little read, especially for you fans.

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What’s more, under “Links” for the app there is evidently another app coming called “The Dark Knight Rises: Prologue”. That app is not yet available but we imagine it’s just a matter of time. This marks the third app from Nokia featuring Batman with the other being the TDKR App, now this origins-comic and soon a Prologue.

Next up is the even more interesting Kaliki app from Nokia. This was something we did not see coming and boy is it cool.  In essence, it’s a news app that reads the news to you but not in some mechanical robot voice. No, Kaliki takes highlight news stories from various sources like the NY Times, CNN, USA Today and has a professional voice actor narrate it to you, making all news sound much more epic.

If you like Audible and/or National Public Radio, this app is for you.

Kaliki includes various types of news including headlines, sports, celebrity, science & technology and more too, so you have a wide selection of headlines to choose from.  The app requires a data connection and you can’t save any of the recordings for offline use—heck, there are basically no options within the app. But for you commuters with constant data connections, Kaliki is killer.

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Kaliki is actually a new service not exclusive to Nokia (but they have the app first). The company (http://www.kaliki.com/) wants to be “Pandora for magazines” and will be coming to other platforms. But as far as we can tell, Nokia and Windows Phone is the first mobile iteration of the new service which hasn’t officially launched, until today.

No doubt both apps will continue to cause consternation amongst those who don’t have a Nokia Lumia phone, but for those who do, you’ll be quite pleased with both offerings.

Pick up Batman Origins here and Kaliki for Lumia Windows Phones here in the Nokia Collection.

QR: Batman Origins    QR: Kaliki

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dkp23 says:

I guess this goes against the belief that support for Wp7 is going away after the announcement. 
More apps/games coming to wp7 through the summer months.
 
This is why Nokia will get my $$ with wp8

ChrisK91 says:

Sadly Kaliki is not available in Germany. I hope however that they make this an App that can be used using voice only. Would be awesome on the road to get the latest news!

BK-one says:

Kaliki sounds like a great idea, problem is the news on it is old. CNN, 5th one down is donna summers passing away. That's old news

touchpad4760 says:

Yeah, wow I'm seeing the same thing.  News about Richard Dawson dying.
Sports, Finanicals?  Not up to date?  How can this be a useful app?
I love the value-add Nokia is providing with their apps, but I have to say the content behind some of them is lacking.   Nokia Trailers is another that just doesn't get updated enough, and then there are major gaps in the movies that are available.
And Bing Maps works much better at finding things around where I live (N. CA) that Nokia Maps does.   If Nokia Maps is replacing Bing in WP8, gawd I hope they're getting Bing's database...
 

Kaliki is *very* new and this is its first run on any mobile device. My bet is give 'em some time to ramp up.

Obviously there will always be a delay as voice recording isn't fast but hopefully the "news" won't be weeks old.

BK-one says:

Second story is about the winner of American ideal. App has great potential if the news was current

JodyMaccz says:

Damn HTC need to get to work and get more apps

annaba1 says:

+39919191 too bad that's not happening.

Gemini Ace says:

Don't see the Batman app and the link says app not found.

That's on you then as the links are correct and region neutral.

wsantosf says:

Nope, I'm in the US with a Lumia, still get app not found in this market.

wsantosf says:

Actually, the QR code scans fine, but the link is wrong. Not the first time this happens on wpcentral.

Sorry, but you're just wrong and I don't appreciate the tone.

The link for the QR code is the SAME as the link provided. Our app recognizes the link, it works on my 900 in Internet Explorer just fine, so I have no idea what you are referring to...

Unless...

If you are opening the links on a PC they won't work. They never do because OEM APPS DO NOT APPEAR ON THE PUBLIC WEB MARKETPLACE. But you wouldn't be confusing that with the link being broken, would you? Because that's always been the case for obvious reasons.

wsantosf says:

Daniel,
There was no 'tone' implied or otherwise, and my post is accurate. You however, sound like a condescending jerk, something unnacceptable to a wpcentral writer. I hope this thread is monitored and you are suspended till you learn to carry on a civil conversation with a customer, which we commenters are.
And while I was opening the link in the pc, I don't agree it wouldn't work for obvious reasons. Since the marketplace knows my device, there's no reason for it not to work. You could still have made it clear that links should be opened on the phone directly, or informed us in a polite manner.
Please refrain from interacting with humans until you learn manners.

blackprince says:

You mean we get an app before the Apple or Google. SUCCESS! Nokia 4 Life!

Tahiti Bob says:

Kaliki sadly seems to be US only. Is that trend ever going to stop?

brorim says:

Kaliki not available in denmark

bilzkh says:

Got Kaliki in Canada.

gorebashd says:

Also got Kaliki in Canada

Lasciviouss says:

Finally, a Batman app I can actually download!

annaba1 says:

Soon enough the Nokia App market will be bigger than the actual marketplace. Tsk.

admatt says:

Got the Batman app in UK. But no Kaliki and still no Camera Extras. Well done Nokia anyway.

masa#WP says:

It's pity, Kaliki isn't avaible in France !!!!

damielrohie says:

If Nokia released a comic book reader app that could access both DC and marvel comic marketplaces and read them the way this Batman Origin comic app works i would be broke. if they included cbz and cbr support I would be in heaven. it is a great app. 

Tahiti Bob says:

Ideally they should work with Microsoft to get Comixology on Windows Phone (and Windows 8). At least, existing customers would be able to import their purchases which would be awesome.

marbla says:

It's too bad that it seems that much of Nokia's focus is on the US as opposed to everywhere else. Its understandable, but I wouldn't mind them not starting the same trend as every other major tech company.

Tahiti Bob says:

I wouldn't say it's understandable, Nokia got big thanks to the other markets so I don't think they should neglect them while trying to win the US over.

kravex says:

"Kaliki is actually a new service not exclusive to Nokia (but they have the app first)."