Nokia closing down Ovi Files service on 1 October
As much as I love Nokia devices and services, I also get extremely frustrated with them from time-to-time. A couple of years ago it seemed like they were buying up as many services as they could with the hope that a global Ovi services offering would provide you with all you need. We have seen several of these services come and go (N-Gage, Mosh, Nokia Backup, etc.) to the point where I am now very leery of jumping onto any service they launch. I hope Ovi Maps never goes away, but you never know. Today we here that Ovi Files is shutting down on 1 October 2010.
I used the free 10GB Ovi Files cloud solution a few times, but never embraced it since I needed something that was more cross platform. Thankfully, we now have SugarSync on S60 so that I can share across multiple platforms and there really is little need for Ovi Files. I know that some people loved Ovi Files though and am sure they are not happy about this news today. It was a decision that was probably made after evaluating the cost and the benefit, but Nokia needs to now do things to prop up their name and not frustrate smartphone buyers.