A slew of announcements from Nokia:
– One sign-in for Ovi.com: Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has combined all the sign-ins for Ovi.com and for its media sharing service, finally getting rid of what was one of the biggest, most annoying hurdles of its internet services, reports Reuters. Ovi.com, which means door in Finnish, is a collection of all of the handset makers services, built from its purchases of some dozen companies, such as its $8.1 billion purchase of navigation company Navteq. In the past, each service under the Ovi umbrella required its own username and password, limiting its uptake. In the third quarter, internet services has generated 115 million euros in revenues for the handset maker.
– Mail on Ovi live in Beta: Nokia announced today that its free email account Mail on Ovi is now up and running in beta mode and can be set up directly on its Series 40 handsets without requiring a PC. Consumers can choose from 12 languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Hindi, Bengali, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia. Nokia said in a statement that the intent of launching with the mainstream S40 series was to capture consumers in emerging markets, rather than focusing purely on push email for the world