Nokia OVI Files Service to be Shut Down

Nokia OVI Files Service, the cloud based storage service will be shut down on October 1st and Nokia is asking users to uninstall the ovi files connector apps.

Ovi Backup service was result of Nokia’s Avvenu acquisition in 2007, but the service never ever got any significant traction in the market.

Here is the email Nokia sent out to Ovi users:

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 visit www.ovi.com/suite.
Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you will continue to enjoy our most popular services:
Maps: Find your way with free navigation, downloadable maps and easy location sharing.
Store: Browse a wide selection of mobile apps, games, ringtones and more.
Music: Download albums and individual tracks, share playlists with friends, and much more.

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