Following reading several posts on various sites about Nokia’s Ovi Music Unlimited Service coming to an end, I thought I would get Official word from Nokia for you all as I tend to keep everything Official here on Nokiausers, and don’t like stiring rumors. Several reports indicated that the Ovi Music Unlimited was to stop service, with rumors of maybe just Finland, and others predicting Global services of OMU ending.
Here’s the Official Statement from Nokia’s Ray Haddow.
We are currently working with our partners to deliver new, innovative music services as part of the Ovi experience during 2011. As we focus on delivering these, we will continue to offer 12 month Ovi Music Unlimited in China, India and Indonesia, while offering 6 month subscriptions in Brazil, Turkey and South Africa.
For other markets, we plan to cease producing Ovi Music Unlimited-edition devices at the end of the year. Naturally, there will be no disruption to the service for our existing customers in these markets or anyone who in the future purchases an Ovi Music Unlimited-edition device from stores while stocks last – they can continue to enjoy unlimited downloads for the duration of their original Ovi Music Unlimited subscription and keep those tracks forever.
Ovi Music – our DRM-free, a-la-carte music store – is not affected in any way and music fans can continue to purchase music in 38 markets.