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Nokia to Close Ovi Share Service at end of May

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Nokia has announced that it is shutting down its Ovi Share service at the end of May. The company said that discontinuing Ovi Share was a business decision to help it focus on core Nokia service offerings.

Ovi Share is a media sharing website. Originally called Twango, the site allows the upload and storage of photos, videos, etc. Users can upload media directly from Nokia mobile phones through the Share Online 3.0 application, or can alternatively use their PCs.

The new business unit Location & Commerce, established in June 2011, is now in the center of their revised services strategy, focusing on location-based services such as Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps and Nokia Transport.

If you are an Ovi Share user, you will have until May 30 to download your content before the web service will be discontinued and won't be accessible any longer.

Users can either download items in one zip package or in various smaller parts.

The important dates:

  • March 13: Web uploads no longer possible
  • May 30: Last day for downloading user content
  • May 31: Service discontinued and no longer accessible

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