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Nokia Launches the Ovi service

Around December 2007 timeframe Nokia acquired Avvenu. Avvenu had an online service that let users access and share files from their desktop.  Nokia is now offering in beta the ability to host files on Ovi. This works by having a desktop client to sit on your PC and  a mobile client that can then access the files. They also offer an "anywhere" option in which you do not have to have a client on your dekstop but can access your files from the cloud.

 I can see more and more of these services popping up.  I've blogged before about a service I use call SMEStorage that does something similar and allows me to access my files through my iPhone . In this instance the files are stored on the Amazon S3 infrastructure and the concentration is on the channels to access and the functionality of what I can do with the files.  I'm already testing a Facebook Widget and a MS Office plug-in that in the former's case allows files I designate to be pulbic to be accessed from facebook, and in the latters case allows me to instantly upload and download files from the cloud when using MS Office.  From what I understand TheSMESpace also intend to open up their platfrom to allow an Amazon S3 account to be used in the coming months, of course also allowing you to move any files you host with them to your own Amazon S3 account or vice-versa. Personally I like this model. I know my files are hosted on world class infrastructure and I love to see innovative ways in which I can use and work with my data. No doubt about it though, cloud services and their use is going to go through the roof in the comings months and years.

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