Today Nokia announced its new Internet services brand, Ovi. (Ovi is Finnish for door). Nokia’s new Internet service will include Nokia Music Store, N-Gage and Nokia Maps. Music and maps can be downloaded from Nokia Music Store and Nokia Maps. As reported yesterday on MobileCrunch (The Return of Frankenphone), N-Gage is a mobile phone gaming service. All three services can be used on-the-go or downloaded to a PC. Downloading files to a PC and then installing them on a mobile device allows for the quick transfer of larger files.
“We know that people want integrated access to great content without the constraints of having to sit behind a computer or in front of a TV. With the Nokia Music Store and N-Gage services, you can access the best in music and games directly from your Nokia Nseries multimedia computer,” said Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president and general manager, Multimedia, Nokia. “We expect the mobile device to become the most popular platform – the ‘fourth screen’ – for enjoying your digital content. Ovi brings our Internet services vision to life, where people can create, share and consume facts, feelings and emotions wherever and whenever.”
As mobile devices increase in computing ability, PC type applications are bound to be desired by consumers. Internet services that provide information and entertainment are bound to be as profitable for mobile devices as they are for stationary devices. I would love to see the day when I can have a mobile device that takes care of all my computing needs. On-the-go I could peer into its small but clear screen. When I got home it would interface with my 60” monitor for movie watching and game playing.