Nokia to close Ovi Music Unlimited

Second-guessing how we will access our music in future isn't the easiest of tasks. It's certainly one that Nokia didn't quite get right with its Comes With Music service, more recently renamed Ovi Music Unlimited. In fact, the company now looks to have drawn a line under that particular technology, with internal documents calling a halt to its distribution.

According to TechRadar, device shipments have now ceased and as of yesterday (16th January 2010), existing customers have been unable to renew their subscription packages. We think that says pretty much all you need to know.

It's been around since 2008, the UK being the first country to get the service with the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic handset and in the pre-Spotify Mobile days, there was certainly an appeal in so much mobile music at your fingertips. But the mobile world has changed and with take-up of the service never being all that high worldwide (with a few exceptions), something perhaps had to give.

No official word as yet from Nokia, but we suspect that's only a matter of time. However with Spotify available on the Symbian platform, you'll probably not be mourning the loss of Ovi Music Unlimited for long.

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