WeatherBug’s Chris Brozenick demonstrates how the WeatherBug application works on the Nokia N900. WeatherBug provides instant access to local current conditions, extended forecast, radar and satellite images, severe weather alerts and more for thousands of locations around the world. Check out the video tutorial after the break.
Nokia Launches Mobile TV Headset For Symbian^3
Consuming videos on a mobile device has become the norm. However it’s not everyday you come across someone viewing live TV on a handheld device. Nokia has today aimed to close that gap in the market with the announcement of its new Mobile TV service that will be pushed out through an application from Ovi Store, and the Nokia Mobile TV Headset which sports a built in DVB-H Receiver. Hit the jump for the press release.
The Nokia Mobile TV Headset, DVB-H, is all you need to turn your mobile device into a portable television. Anywhere there’s mobile DVB-H (Digital Video Broadband – Handset) coverage, you can tune into sports events or TV shows and watch them without worrying about an Internet connection. DVB-H is also kinder to your battery life than Web TV solutions.
The headset handles call reception and volume in a similar way to other mobile headsets, so you won’t miss calls while you’re watching the game. It also features keys for changing channels and music controls for the player on your handset. There’s an app called Mobile TV available for compatible handsets. It’s either pre-installed on new devices or it can be downloaded from the Ovi Store.
The Mobile TV Headset works well with the forthcoming Nokia N8 and other Symbian^3 devices that feature USB-on-the-go. It is expected to cost €40 EUR before taxes and will appear in Q4 2010. Check carefully with local dealers before you buy though, as while it is expanding, DVB-H coverage is still patchy in many countries. Licensing issues and lack of frequency availability have stalled many projects, though there do appear to be working services in the Netherlands, Russia, New Delhi and Helsinki, for example.
Nokia EVP Niklas Savander Interview | Nokia N8 Commences Shipping
Nokia Conversation’s Phillip Schwarzmann managed to get a few words out of Nokia’s EVP, Niklas Savander, about the announcement earlier today that the Nokia N8 has left factories in Finland and China and is now on its way to the loyal customers who pre-ordered the device. Check out his thoughts in the short video after the break.
The Second Symbian^3 Device Is Now Shipping | Nokia C7
The Nokia C7 is the first device to bring Symbian^3 to the Cseries range of smartphones and has started shipping to customers around the world today. Only a month after its announcement, The Nokia C7 is the second Symbian^3 device in total following the well acclaimed Nokia N8, and is a perfect companion for the design-conscious social networker. Check out the full press release after the break with a short promotional video highlighting some key aspects of this device..
This social-networking centric device combines stainless steel and glass in a sleek, full-touch design. The 3.5 inch AMOLED display is ideal for networking, with updates from Facebook and Twitter fed directly to the home screen, as well as one touch access to many popular email accounts including Ovi Mail, Yahoo! Mail and Windows Live Hotmail. The Nokia C7 also opens up a world of apps, games, videos, and web and location-based services through the Ovi Store.
“The Nokia C7 is our second smartphone based on the new version of Symbian to hit the market,” says Jo Harlow, Head of Smartphones at Nokia. “Designed specifically with the style-conscious consumer in mind, the Nokia C7 also brings excellent social networking abilities, making it perfect for people who want to check-in and stay up to date.”