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Finland's Nokia unveils music downloads, Internet services, gadgets

Finland's Nokia unveils music downloads, Internet services, gadgets

Nokia Corp. unveiled new Internet services and gadgets Wednesday to help customers download music and play games on mobile handsets _ in a strong push to challenge rivals, including Apple's iTunes and iPod.
The world's largest mobile handset maker said its own Internet services site, known as "Ovi," will include an online music store that allows users to browse for music "with millions of tracks from major labels" and buy downloads onto their devices, including one that holds up to 6,000 songs.
The new services will enable the transfer of music from PCs to compatible Nokia devices, and gives customers the chance to play and download N-Gage games on "tens of millions" of Nokia devices sold worldwide, the Finnish company said.
"The industry is converging towards Internet driven experiences and Ovi represents Nokia's vision in combining the Internet and mobility," Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said at the launch in London. "Looking into the future, we will deliver great devices, combined with compelling experiences and services, to make it easy for people to unlock the potential of the Internet."
Nokia sells products in 130 countries and employs 110,000 people worldwide. In the second quarter, it sold 100 million mobile devices accounting for 37 percent of the global market share, according to technology research group Gartner Inc. _ up from 34 percent a year earlier.
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Updated : 2021-06-17 14:55 GMT+08:00