Nokia said it will discontinue remote file-sharing service

Sep 02, 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.

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