Nokia Launches Ovi Mobile Platform: Gaming, Maps, Music Umbrella

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Ovi Knocking at the Door

Big news here in London. It’s no secret Nokia’s moving more into the content providing phase these days: offering mapping services, games, and a music store. In order to keep their scattered offerings under one umbrella, they’ve announced the upcoming launch of Ovi. A sort of cross-platform portal, Ovi will let users log on from either their Nokia phone or interneted PC to download their music (to phone or PC), N-Gage (!) games, and nav maps.

Today it’s mostly just a concept, but it keeps their offerings together, and allows them to easily roll out more content down the line.

And that word Ovi? It’s Finnish for door. Naturally.

Photos by Peter Ha

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