Nokia is ditching Ovi
Files, its mobile file-sharing service, from next month following poor
subscription take up.
spokesman said: ‘Nokia is discontinuing the Ovi Files service, effective
October 1, 2010. We want to explore broader horizontal offerings in mobile
maps, email, messaging, media, social networks and music.’
The company has emailed users asking them to uninstall the Ovi Files Connector application from their
poor subscription take-ups as the driver behind its decision to pull the
service, which has more than 1.5 million registered members worldwide.
The Ovi file sharing service was launched by Nokia after it took over
Avvenu in 2007, which developed the technology. The service allowed users to
keep a track of their files on their computer through any other remotely
connected Nokia device.