Nokia has revealed it will close its UK online store on June 30.

The closure of the store, which allows web users to purchase handsets and monthly contracts as well as SIM-free devices from Vodafone, O2 and T-Mobile, follows similar closures of the French, Spanish and Netherlands-based online shops.

"This message is to inform you that Nokia is closing their affiliate programme... in keeping with a strategic business decision to close down the Nokia UK online shop," the mobile phone manufacturer said in an email to its partners.

According to TechRadar, Nokia said: "We are planning to close the current UK online store to simplify our channel structure and focus our resources on our key trade customers."

However, last month Nokia Spain told Engadget the closure was caused because "prices are too subsidised by the carriers and sales were low".