Nokia is ditching Ovi Files, its mobile file-sharing service, from next month following poor subscription take up. A Nokia 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 computers. Nokia cited 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.