Nokia has announced that it will collaborate with T-Mobile to fast-track the rollout of its Ovi internet services.
Nokia will customise its devices for T-Mobile customers to provide a dedicated suite of T-Mobile services. Similarly, T-Mobile customers can access Nokia’s internet services, such as music, maps and games, through their Nokia device.
The collaboration follows on from Nokia launching its 6650 device exclusively through T-Mobile. It will launch in Europe in July.
Group product and innovation officer at T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom Christopher Schläffer said: “High-performance devices and our broadband mobile phone network are ideally suited for granting easy access to our T-Mobile Services like MyFaves, web’n’walk or Nokia-complementary service offerings such as maps and games, providing our customers with an even wider range of mobile communication, information and entertainment services.”
Nokia executive vice president for markets Anssi Vanjoki added: “We are excited about further extending our good cooperation with T-Mobile, and we see this as a perfect match with our Ovi services. Easy access to a wide variety of services will enhance the way people use their mobile devices and bring Web 2.0 experiences to life. We believe in providing consumers with choice regarding which Internet services they want to access from their mobile device.”