OK, lets see this scenario. If you are using Nokia Smart Phones (for example, E-72) and the data was backed up on Ovi.com, so it’s online and it will be accessible to you online every time to want to view your contacts. But remember, it wont be available to you offline or to your computer or laptop.
And when you are getting a new phone (even if its not an Nokia Smartphone), it is understandable that you need your contacts on your new phone. You need to sync your contacts to the new device. But it is unfortunate that Nokia Ovi Sute do not support export feature. All you can do is you need to copy your contacts from your phone. And this option is also unless if the original Nokia phone was unfortunately stolen or broken. How can this situation be addressed? Well there’s an easy solution now.
The address book of your Nokia phone is stored in the online Ovi Contacts – just like Android phones use Google Contacts – but with one big limitation.
Ovi, until now, offered no export feature so there was no easy way to download your phone’s address book from the web to the computer unless you had a Nokia device at hand. The Ovi Suite, Nokia’s desktop synchronization software, didn’t have an export option for Contacts either so your phone contacts were sort-of locked in Nokia’s cloud.
Nokia is discontinuing the Ovi Contacts website (the service will stay but you won’t be able to access your address book from the web browser) and this could be a blessing in for people who have moved from Nokia to other platforms.
Nokia has set up a microsite - exportcontacts.ovi.com – where you can download your entire Ovi address book in the popular CSV format with a click. You don’t need the Nokia device or the Ovi desktop suite to export your contacts. The CSV file can can then be imported into Google Contacts and it will intelligently merge the duplicate contacts.
You got to do this soon as, according to an email from Nokia, the web access to Ovi Contacts will be disable after January 24, 2012.