Nokia and Telenor Sign Ovi Deal

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Nokia announced that it has signed a deal with Telenor, the Norwegian carrier, regarding the company’s Ovi Internet services and media platform. According to MocoNews, as part of the deal, Telenor will give its customers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Hungary access to Ovi, while Nokia will provide Telenor with customized phones to give easier access to Nokia Maps, N-Gage and Telenor Music Store and Mobile TV.

The report said that this follows in the footsteps of a deal that Nokia struck with T-Mobile back in May, along with a Vodafone handset deal last November. Nokia is building out its mobile media services both with Ovi and specifically with Comes With Music, as the company looks to broaden its portfolio beyond straight handset production.