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Nokia has sent out mails to all its Ovi Share users informing them about the sad demise of the service. For those who haven’t heard of it before, Ovi Share was Nokia’s version of Dropbox, which allowed those with an Ovi account to upload content such as images and videos from their phones onto Nokia’s servers.

Unfortunately, this service is now shutting down. After March 13, users will no longer will be able to upload files and the last date to download any files that you may have uploaded is May 30. On May 31, the service will shut down completely.

According to Nokia the Ovi Store shutdown is “part of Nokia’s revised services mission to focus on mobile and location based services“. However, you will still be able to access Nokia’s other services with your account.

Unfortunately for Symbian users, none of the major online storage services have a native app that can be used for storing your files online. Hopefully, Microsoft will release a Symbian version of their SkyDrive app, although we won’t advise holding your breath for it.

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The winner for one last category of the Global Mobile Awards – the Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012 award – was left to be announced and looking at the photo of smiling Nokia execs makes it easy to guess which device took that award home.

The Nokia 808 PureView, which arguably caused the biggest splash with its 41MP camera sensor, was voted worthy of the award by a panel of journalists and analysts attending the show.

Here’s what Jo Harlow, Executive Vice President of smart devices at Nokia, had to say about the award:

It’s a fantastic award because it signifies that consumer experience counts. It’s about tech, but it’s about how tech is used to make a consumer have a fantastic experience. The imaging is fantastic; the audio is fantastic; the navigation technology is fantastic.

These are first signals that we are executing against our strategy. That we’re back. That we’re bringing great products to our consumers – and that this is just the beginning. There’s lot more to come.

We have a lot of work ahead of us. We’re still a challenger, and we are going to operate as we have done in this last year to deliver these great results.

Gresso unveils The Pure Black phone, your wallet whimpers

Looking to spend $2,700 on a featurephone with the functionality of a kid’s toy and the build quality of a Rolex? Well, Gresso just announced just announced the latest addition to its Grand Monaco series and it might be just the right handset for you.

The Pure Black phone is an S40 handset, which will be manufactured in a limited series of only 100 units. The body of the device is hand-made from highly durable titanium alloy, covered with several ceramic layers.

The Pure Black phone numpad is crafted from surgical steel and is set on a plate of black toned glass, while its screen is protected with 42 carat sapphire glass polished by hand with a diamond tool. Despite all the fancy materials, the handset weighs just 120 g, which should make it reasonably comfortable to carry around.

Gress Pure Black phone will be available in two versions – Cayman with crocodile leather and Carbon with Italian carbon leather. Both of them will go on sale this month for an estimated $2,700.