Nokia said it will discontinue remote file-sharing service

September 2, 2010
Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, announced Thursday it would discontinue its popular mobile file-sharing service called Ovi Files as of October 1.

Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, announced Thursday it would discontinue its popular mobile file-sharing service called Ovi Files as of October 1.

Nokia spokesman Tapani Kaskinen told AFP that while the service had more than 1.5 million registered users, it did not fit with the company's strategy for its overall Ovi service package.

"We want to explore broader horizontal offerings in mobile maps, e-mail, messaging, media, social networks and music," said Kaskinen.

Ovi Files is a free service that allows users to remotely access and send files from their computer via their mobile phones, even when their computer is off-line.

said that another service, Nokia Suite, would allow users to synch and transfer files between their mobile and a computer, but that this required a wired connection.

Explore further: New Nokia 6120 classic combines faster download speeds with functionality

Related Stories

Nokia E75 begins shipping

April 6, 2009

The Nokia E75 has arrived in stores. The new arrival is the first device to ship with the new email user interface, offering full desktop email functionality, and complete integration of Nokia's email and messaging services. ...

Nokia introduces 5230 touch phone

August 25, 2009

The latest addition in the Nokia touch phone portfolio, the Nokia 5230, is designed for those who lead an active life and use their mobile phone as their primary instrument for music, photos and videos, as well as sharing ...

Nokia caught up in Brazil brand name row

September 25, 2009

Nokia, the world's top mobile phone maker, said Friday it was in a court battle in Brazil over its Ovi brand, which a Brazilian telecoms company called Ouvi claims is too similar to its name.

Nokia N900 now available in US

November 18, 2009

Nokia today announced that the highly anticipated Nokia N900 is now on sale in the United States and shipping to consumers who jumped on the opportunity to be among the first to pre-order the Maemo-powered mobile computer. ...

Nokia, T-Mobile Announce Nokia 5230 Nuron smartphone

March 5, 2010

Nokia and T-Mobile USA today announced the upcoming availability of the Nokia 5230 Nuron, a smartphone solution for the masses packed with applications, maps with turn-by-turn directions, and more.

Recommended for you

Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

July 27, 2015

Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives ...

Where is solar power headed?

July 22, 2015

Most experts agree that to have a shot at curbing the worst impacts of climate change, we need to extricate our society from fossil fuels and ramp up our use of renewable energy.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.