Yes! its true. Nokia is discontinuing the Ovi Files Service. Nokia started to build its own Internet services offering in 2007, but has ramped down several unsuccessful products lately and Ovi Files finally adds in the horror list.
We all users of Ovi Files received the mail in the same regard by India Time 0114 Hrs. Surprisingly there is no mention about the same on their official blog. You have one month from now on, to ensure you are not loosing anything. I am sure this comes as a reason of big disappointment to many as this service served very well in past.
Below is the content of the mail and also the message on official site ….
Dear Ovi Files user,
Nokia is discontinuing the Ovi Files service, effective October 1, 2010.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please make sure to uninstall the Ovi Files Connector installed on your personal computer. To do this, execute the standard Windows or Macintosh uninstall procedure that came with your computer. You will not lose any files as a result of this service discontinuation. Ovi Files simply creates an ‘online mirror’ of the files saved on your Windows PC or Mac, so your original files will remain intact. The files on your computer are always treated as the master version, even if some are selected as ‘Anytime Files.’
You will still be able to share content between your phone and PC using another Nokia product, Nokia Ovi Suite. With Nokia Ovi Suite installed on your PC, you can do the following: sync your contacts and messages; transfer videos, photos, and music; back up your Nokia and update your device software. Please note that this is not a direct substitute for Ovi Files as Nokia Ovi Suite requires a wired connection between your PC and mobile device. For more information visitwww.ovi.com/suite.
Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you will continue to enjoy our most popular services:
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Nokia added Files to the suite of Ovi services in 2008 after it acquired digital locker startup Avevenu. In start, Nokia said it planned to make Files a premium service, but it was ultimately made free in 2009. Files was significant because it was the first service in Nokia’s Ovi suite that utilized the Nokia account ID.
I am trying to figure out that why this happened? Will keep you posted right here, when come to know something. Keep tuned in.