HELSINKI, April 28 Nokia NOK1V.HE said on
Tuesday operator billing would not be available in the United
States when its Ovi store opens in May - the latest in a series
of setbacks in the U.S. market for the world's top cellphone
Nokia said on Tuesday consumers can pay in eight countries
-- Australia, Britain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Russia,
Singapore, Spain -- through telecoms operator bills for software
or media bought from Nokia's Ovi store, to be opened in May.
It had earlier said purchasers from Ovi will have the option
of paying through their mobile operator's bill in nine countries
including the United States.
Nokia has for years struggled to increase its share of a
transatlantic market dominated by major operators.
Separately, Nokia said on Tuesday it will cut up to 360 jobs
at its Internet services unit as it combines offerings into its
new Ovi Store, which will challenge Apple's (AAPL.O) hugely
successful App Store. [ID:nLS325191]
(Reporting by Tarmo Virki; editing by John Stonestreet)