Indeed, while I can’t find the app from where I’m searching (Belgium), other TechCrunchers in the United States can find the app just fine (see screenshots above and below). I’ve also tracked down blog posts from eagle-eyed bloggers in France and Italy.
The application is free, but apparently lacks support for displaying in landscape mode and consumes an excessive amount of RAM according to some early users.
According to the blog posts linked above, the application functions much like its iPhone, Android and BlackBerry siblings: you can use it to send money, manage your account, split a check and transfer money to your bank account.
From what I can gather, the app was made available on the Ovi Store earlier this week with very little fanfare. I’ve asked PayPal for confirmation as they have yet to effectively announce the existence of any mobile applications for Nokia handsets, and requested a list of countries in which the app can be downloaded from Nokia’s Ovi Store.
It is important news for an obvious reason: Nokia remains the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones with a global device market share of 31% in the fourth quarter of 2010.
PayPal, meanwhile, says it supports more than 94 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world.
Screenshots of the app – in French – below courtesy of Blog-n8.fr.
PayPal is an online payments and money transfer service that allows you to send money via email, phone, text message or Skype. They offer products to both individuals and businesses alike, including online vendors, auction sites and corporate users. PayPal connects effortlessly to bank accounts and credit cards. PayPal Mobile is one of PayPal’s newest products. It allows you to send payments by text message or by using PayPal’s mobile browser. PayPal created the Gausebeck-Levchin test, which is an implementation...
NOKIA is a Finnish multinational communications corporation. It is primarily engaged in the manufacturing of mobile devices and in converging Internet and communications industries. They make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Nokia is the owner of Symbian operation system and partially owns MeeGo operating system.