a Windows Mobile related news at all but interesting, especially because I'm a
After Vodafone Germany,
today also Nokia announced that they will work with Orb Networks to integrate
Orb's new MyCasting service (I've
recently previewed here)
into the Nokia N80 Internet Edition. The integration will arrive initially in
the United States when the device begins to ship November of this year. Orb
MyCasting offers a single solution for enjoying all of your digital media stored
on your home computer, remotely.
Together, Nokia and Orb allow you to instantly enjoy your home photos,
videos, music, and even TV, where and when you want. Orb's intuitive solution
simply streams a person's own content from their home PC using the Web browser
and player on their Nokia N80 Internet Edition, creating their own "personal
media portal". You can also remotely record TV programs using Orb's Digital
Video Recorder (DVR) function and then play back those recorded programs to
their mobile device.
"The Nokia N80 Internet Edition was developed to make it easy for people
on the go to interact with their favorite internet services and content,"
said Nigel Rundstrom, vice president Nokia Multimedia, North America,
"Working with Orb Networks clearly illustrates why Nokia calls Nseries
devices multimedia computers. Using Orb MyCasting with the N80 Internet
Edition delivers a complimentary range of experiences that our research
tells us consumers want access to; music, photos, video, email and Internet
browsing, all in a single connected device."
"What's exciting about this announcement is that it is more than just a
bundling partnership," said Joe Costello, chairman and co-founder of Orb
Networks. "Nokia offers a quality mobile web experience for users with the
rich functionality being introduced in the N80 Internet Edition. When Orb
unlocks that personal digital content on the home PC, the N80 becomes the
one connected device to enjoy it all. The combination offers a new level of
media freedom and control for the customer."
The Nokia N80 Internet Edition is the first multimedia computer that brings
together wireless LAN, UPnP and quadband GSM coverage and also provides an easy
to use W-LAN wizard (to make connecting to the internet easy), support for
internet calls, a robust browser, along with a 3-megapixel camera and a host of
other internet related services.
Cheers ~ Arne