Nokia's New Portal Takes On Tech's Biggest

New platform will go head-to-head with likes of Google
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2007 11:59 PM CST
Nokia's chief executives. Nokia's announced ambitious plans to take on the big names of the Internet through it's new platform.   (Getty Images (by Event))
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(Newser) – Nokia has announced bold plans to move beyond mobile phones and compete head-on with big tech and Internet names like Apple, Google and Microsoft, PC World reports. Its site will act as a gateway to all of its music, photo-sharing and games services: "Ovi" is the Finnish for "door".

Nokia sells more than a third of the world's mobiles and is gambling that mobiles will become the main way people access the net in the future—giving Nokia a new source of revenue to offset the falling price of phones.  "It's the foundation from which we'll expand Nokia in new directions," said Nokia's CEO.