Nokia’s Ovi Music service has finally completed its switch to offer DRM free music. Nokia initially rolled out plans to make this switch last year, and has been gradually changing it’s offering country by country. Hit the jump to find out more.
Sep 02 2010
Carphone Warehouse has launched a Coverage Guarantee service whereby if the new phone or dongle you purchase does not offer adequate amounts of network coverage, they will either exchange the product with a network more suitable for your area or offer a full refund. This policy is the first of its kind and has been created as a result of pure consumer demand. Hit the jump to read on.
Nokia has decided to finally call it quits with its unsuccessful Ovi Files service. Ovi Files was created to allow users to remotely access photos, music and documents that were stored on their home computer. It also allowed you to browse, search and view photos, automatically resized for your mobile phone. Through the acquisition of Avvenu Incorporated in December 2007, Nokia originally aimed to release Ovi Files as a premium service. However due to poor uptake, in July 2007 Nokia decided to allow users to take advantage of this service free of charge. It appears as though the service is still underused, and so Nokia will officially discontinue the service as of 1 October 2010. Check out the email confirmation of this news after the break.
Sep 01 2010
Earlier last month, Nokia announced its plans to acquire Motally Inc., a mobile analytics service enables developers and publishers to optimize the development of their mobile applications through increased understanding of how users engage. Today Nokia confirmed that it has completed this acquisition. The service offering is planned to be adapted for Qt, Symbian, MeeGo and Java developers.