Ovi Share is closing on 30 May 2012, Nokia announces

Ovi share users are in for a rude shock or is it irritating news. Apparently pointing to the many troubles the handset giant is facing, a message to ovi share users indicates the service is closing on 30 May 2012.

I am an Ovi share user and below is the message I just received.

Dear Ovi Share user –

You are receiving this email because you have previously used the Ovi Share service. Ovi Share is an online service that enables Nokia users to upload and share files, typically photos and videos.

As of 30 May 2012, we will be discontinuing the Ovi Share service. If you have files stored using Ovi Share, please click here for detailed download instructions. If you already have another copy of your files existing on your computer or another sharing service, you do not need to do anything.

You will continue to have access to Ovi Share until 30 May 2012; however you will not be able to upload new files after 13 March 2012.

Why are we making this change?
The Ovi Share shutdown is part of Nokia’s revised services mission to focus on mobile and location based services. As a result, the Ovi Share service will be closing. However, you will still be able to use your Ovi Share username and password to access other Nokia services. We encourage you to use one of the many online photo-sharing services as a way to store and share your photos and videos moving forward.

What does this mean for you as an Ovi Share user?
If you do not have a copy of your files any other place other than Ovi Share, you will need to download those files before 30 May 2012. To download your files to your computer, please click here for detailed instructions. After 30 May 2012, your files will not be accessible from the Ovi Share service and will be deleted. If you already have another copy of your files existing on your computer or another sharing service, you do not need to do anything.

If you have any further questions about this service change or need help downloading your files, please contact Nokia Care by going to http://nokia.com/support and then selecting “Contact Support.”

Nokia apologizes for this inconvenience, and we thank you for using Ovi Share.

Sincerely,
Nokia

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