A Pitstop On The Information Super Highway

Nokia Offering Free Streaming Radio Application

December 4th, 2007 Posted in Science and Technology

Nokia Corp. has increased it’s direct to consumer content offerings with the release of a free to download, Internet based radio service for its cellphones.

The application, avialable to Nokia phone owners allows users to browse hundreds of online radio stations worldwide based on station name, genre, country or language.? Mobile music lovers can access hourly updates of the most popular stations, and Nokia said the audio will be optimized by selecting the appropriate streaming servers for each user?s network connection.

The service is available for the Nokia N82, N91 and N95, and the firm said the application will be embedded in “selected upcoming” Series 60 devices.? Series 60 is Nokia?s user interface for the Symbian operating system.

This move is Nokia?s latest step in expanding beyond hardware manufacturing into direct to consumer mobile content.? Earlier this year the world’s No. 1 handset producer unveiled Ovi, Nokia?s wide-ranging umbrella brand that comprises a digital music store, the new N-Gage gaming platform, mapping offerings and social networking services.

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