T-Mobile denied reports that it was planning to drop Nokia’s Ovi enabled handsets. The operator is currently in talks with Nokia to come to an agreement on the Ovi mobile content services, the German operator group’s spokesman said, adding that T-Mobile wasn’t looking to stop offering Ovi phones.
Orange, T-Mobile and 3 had strained covnersations with Nokia when the manufacturer unveiled the Ovi offering last October, with the Nokia's digital Music Store the biggest cause of consternation. Since then, however, the manufacturer has made strides in convincing some of the networks.
‘There is an issue and we need to talk about that. They offer the same services that operators offer. Competition is fine but it has to be done in a way that is not confusing to the customer.’
The two companies announced the launch of the Nokia 6650 exclusively for T-Mobile at the CeBit tradeshow earlier this week. According to a Nokia spokesman, T-Mobile’s customers can access Ovi services with the 6650. T-Mobile also offers other handsets that are Ovi capable, including the N95.