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Nokia Ovi browser is real !!!

NOKIA ARE MAKING A DESKTOP WEB BROWSER !!! Yeah you heard me right Nokia are making a desktop web browser tied to the various Ovi services revealed by Nokia’s favourite journalist or blogger or whatever you want to call him Eldar Murtazin. Apparently Eldar doesn’t mentions the name “Ovi Browser” due to the possibilities of him being in trouble with the Russinan authrorities for stealing Nokia’s trade secrets. Eldar has already played with the beta and is based on Webkit and is optimised for the various Ovi services as I said before. Obviously Eldar is not impressed then again he is not the person to take advice from when it comes to Nokia due to his “issues” with them. Although it is unusual for someone that lets face it “doesn’t” like Nokia writes and awful lot about them hhhmmm…… strange isn’t it.

Anyway why the hell are Nokia developing a desktop based web browser it makes no sense with the world’s media trashing them everyday for not coming up with an “iPhone killer” this really isn’t the time for them to pull of stunts like that. I know Nokia are huge and probably have a small team dedicated to this but I would much rather have the teams working on improving their smartphones.

Ovi integration does sound interesting as I use few of the services but would like to use more, although I would have preferred them to improve the Ovi experience on the phones.

Anyway what do you think, will you use Ovi Browser if it comes out ?? let us know in the comments

via unwiredview.com

Categories: aPPLE, iPhone, Nokia, OVI, Rant, Rumours
  1. R420R
    July 28, 2010 at 5:54 pm


  2. July 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Maybe this is the first step to developing a unified browser for all their mobile platforms? That would be interesting, to say the least.

    However, I like the idea of this if they really push the integration of services with it, and not really the “browser” side of it. It could be an all-in one Ovi app that allows entry/merges with the rest of their services?

    As always though, we are left wondering why, which is bad because our minds just run rampant with ideas, some good and some bad!

    • sid
      July 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm

      this would be an excellent path for them to pursue

      • July 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm

        I agree. I would love a browser with Ovi completely integrated in, which can complement Ovi Suite (which would be used, more to sync your Ovi Browser with your phone Ovi data).

  3. Keith
    July 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Damn, I thought this would be a new browser for the Nokia phones 😦
    I think we don’t really need it as we already have the Ovi Suite. A browser for desktop isn’t really needed (I’m not gonna stop using google chrome). They could’ve had this research team work on making an Ovi browser for the Nokia smartphones, that would have been so much better

  4. Ahmed360
    July 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Maaan, they shoudve improved the Symbian browser instead of making a Desktop one!!!

    waste of resources…


  5. July 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Nokia is dead, they clearly missed the trend. I will be curious if they can get back on track with meego (if its ever released and usable) Coming from a N900 i had the chance to grab a cheap Desire and difference is incredible in any way.

  6. style
    July 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Desktop?? maybe for their booklet.. nothings wrong if they making 1. people will knock this down and say stay with building the next smartphone.

    fail or Win…at the end we users choose what we want. now keep moving!

  7. Jim
    July 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    hmm.. I’m not sure what they intend to do. they sure don’t want to compete with firefox, ie, chrome , opera. Qt already has webkit integrated so making a standard browser it takes you 5 minutes. I think they wanted to promote their ovi services, but again I( and like me I think there are a lot) don’t want to install on my computer hundreds of programs. Ovi services are used from mobile phones , not from desktop, so they should better create a phone browser.
    However at this moment we didn’t see anything, so making presumptions is useless cause we don’t know nokia’s logic

  8. Nilux
    July 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I wish they make an email client and maybe an office suite

  9. July 28, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Ovi Browser page is up on Nokia beta labs …. Password protected page is also gone … its a s40 browser.


    Kill that idiot russian blogger …

  10. Jakob
    July 28, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I feel like pulling my hair out and screaming at the top of my lungs. If this is true, what an amazing waste of time. The whole point is that computing is moving to mobile. So why go in the opposite direction when you are already there?!!! Just flipping make the browser on the phone better for pete sake. Jeez, the case study on Nokia at future business schools is going to be an amazing exercise in what not to do. Flipping release the N8 already and stop wasting our time…what a mess.

    • Johnson
      July 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm

      Guys, remember that Nokia sells like 50 000 000 of those s40 phones / year in the developing countries where bandwith is scarce and expensive. Thus a new, fast, simple, data-saving browser is a great thing.


      • George
        July 30, 2010 at 2:54 am

        You mean it does the same thing as Opera? I thought they were all about being open and working well with others. Yeah, right.

  11. Fuzz
    July 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I know this isn’t the Ovi browser we are talking about, but just a reminder that Nokia has big enough R&D staff that there is pretty much everything you can think of done somewhere in the organication.

    http://starlight-webkit.org/Starlight/ (Starlight browser, a small Nokia Research Center project)

    Question is whether this leads into anything in the desktop browers field. It could be that this project benefits more mobile browsers than desktop ones.

    Remember that nowdays the direction where everything is going is that if it works on desktop it should work also on mobile, and wice versa.

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