Just a quick heads up to let you all know there is a scheduled service outage for this coming Monday, December 14, starting at 4:00PM EET/ 09:00AM EST/ 08:00AM CST/ 06:00AM PST. The outage is expected to last approximately 24hours. All Ovi Services will be unavailable during this time, including Ovi Store.
Nokia is completely redeveloping its mobile applications store after the world’s largest phone maker admitted it had failed to challenge adequately Apple’s dominance of the segment.
George Linardos, head of products at Nokia’s media group, said yesterday Ovi Store had been outpaced by Apple after complaints on stability and reliability.
For months, Nokia has been listening to criticism of Ovi on community sites such as Twitter.
“We have screens up in our offices running the Twitter feeds all day long,” he said. “It’s like sitting there and getting punched in the face. But when we make improvements we see the impact instantly.”