Nokia's file sharing site gets de-prioritized
Nokia's Ovi Share has been put into stasis. Ovi Share was built from Redmond startup Twango which Nokia purchased in 2007. As a part of its online services restructuring that the company announced in late April, Ovi Share will continue to exist, but with a considerably dimmer future.
A Nokia representative was quoted by Reuters today as saying the service is just "planned to be maintained in its current state," with no further investments being put toward development as the company restructures its services department.
The social file sharing site was first incorporated into the Ovi suite of apps and services at Mobile World Congress 2008, promising that users could share photos, videos, documents, and over 100 types of files from their phone or PC. The major draw to the service over something like Flickr or Facebook is the fact that file support is so varied, and storage is unlimited.