lyonrouge: So my N8 remains unable to connect to the OVI Store.
What's stopping you connecting to the Ovi store? Does the Ovi store app not work on your phone?
Have you tried connecting to the Ovi Store with Nokia Suite? Another way to try is to go to the Ovi store with your phones browser ( I use Opera) or with your PC browser. I'm assuming you already have an Ovi (Nokia) Account.
When going in via your PC you can then save to you computer then load onto the device with Nokia Suite. If it's an .sisx file I think you can copy it onto the memory card then click on the file and it will install the app.
Otherwise you will be sent a text with a link to download the app.
Have you tried topApps?, this is another way into the Ovi Store.