Nokia’s high-profile ‘Comes With Music’ service has reportedly only attracted 23,000 subscribers in the UK. The figures, reported by the BBC, were stated by Music Ally’s Paul Brindley at an Association of Independent Music conference in London.
Etisalat and Nokia have announced a joint collaboration to provide access to advanced mobile Internet services based on the Ovi platform in the Middle East, reports Telecompaper.
The Indian government has approved plans by Nokia to set up a retail joint venture in the country in collaboration with local company, HCL Infosystems. Nokia – the world’s largest handset vendor – will hold a 51 percent stake in the venture, taking advantage of recent changes to Indian law that allows foreign companies to hold a majority stake in so-called ‘single-brand’ retailers.
Nokia’s high-profile move into the Internet services space appears not to be immune to the industry slowdown, with the Finnish vendor today announcing a revised strategy that will help it further cut its headcount. In a statement, Nokia said it will “focus investments on fewer initiatives and increase the use of common enablers across certain services.”