"Nokia Content Discoverer" Opens Door to Expanded Mobile Content Offerings on Millions of Nokia Devices Worldwide
On-Device Portal Announcement Supported by Agreements with Leading Content Aggregators and Multiple Service Delivery Platform Providers
June 19, 2006, Nokia Connection 2006, Singapore - Nokia today announced the global launch of its Nokia Content Discoverer on-device portal solution, embedded in millions of Nokia devices based on S60 and Series 40 currently available in markets worldwide, as the core technology platform for enhanced discovery and download of high-quality global and localized mobile content and applications.
Nokia Content Discoverer, representing the evolution of Nokia’s end-to-end Preminet content discovery and delivery ecosystem for mobile service providers, affords mobile subscribers easy access to downloadable content through a collection of shopping mall “stores” run by their mobile network operator, leading content aggregators and branded content providers.
Powered by integration with leading service delivery solution providers Handango, Jamster, End2End, Plus Four Six and Qpass, Nokia Content Discoverer can exist simultaneously on the device with any other retail client, opening the door for consumers to a multitude of branded and aggregated content over mobile networks worldwide.
Nokia Content Discoverer lets operators customize the client, offer their own branded content and drive higher adoption rates, repeat transactions and additional revenues. Nokia Content Discoverer also allows operator flexibility in content hosting, providing options for hosting by the operator, the service delivery platform provider or in conjunction with Nokia Mobility Hosting.
Nokia today also announced agreements for the provision through Nokia Content Discoverer of localized content and applications by eight leading regional content aggregators in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, complementing existing global agreements with leading mobile content aggregators Handango, Jamster and Nokia Software Market. (See separate release.)
“Nokia is pleased to unveil Nokia Content Discoverer as its core platform technology for driving easy discovery, download and purchase of mobile content over virtually any mobile network and any delivery platform, using leading Nokia devices based on S60 and Series 40 Platforms” said Lee Epting, vice president, Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer support program. “Working with leading content providers, aggregators and delivery platform providers, the Nokia Content Discoverer on-device portal will enhance the end-user mobile shopping experience, drive repeat usage of content services and increase revenues to the benefit all players in the mobile value chain.”
Compatible with leading Nokia handsets based on S60 and Series 40, Nokia Content Discoverer is embedded as an on-device portal in eight Nokia handset models comprising millions of devices currently in the marketplace through leading mobile operators and retail outlets worldwide. An additional six handset models carrying the embedded Nokia Content Discoverer client are slated to ship to global markets by end-2006.
Using Nokia Content Discoverer, mobile subscribers are able to easily discover, download and purchase localized content, applications and services, including Symbian C++ applications for S60, Java(TM) games and productivity applications, logos and background images, ring tones and True Tones, video clips and files, full-track music and Flash content. Mobile users will experience a greatly enhanced content shopping experience through Nokia Content Discoverer’s advanced on-device caching of content catalog metadata and integrated preview/prelisten and installation capabilities, speeding time to discovery and download and facilitating easy purchase of mobile content.
“Nokia Content Discoverer will help to considerably expand Handango’s addressable market, as millions more consumers will now be able to access Handango content through the on-device Nokia Content Discoverer client embedded in S60 and Series 40 devices,” said Doug Ortega, COO, Handango. “Enabling consumer access to content directly from the device is key to success in the mobile content market.”
“Integration of the Qpass Content Delivery Solution with Nokia Content Discoverer provides Qpass with an exciting opportunity to provide infrastructure for delivery of advanced content and data services to the ever-broader number of mobile content consumers present in today’s marketplace,” said Eric Harber, vice president of business development and marketing, Qpass, Amdocs Digital Commerce Division. “Working together with Nokia we will enable operators, content providers and aggregators to leverage Qpass tools and capabilities for the sourcing, merchandising, and delivery of premium content and services to mobile subscribers worldwide.”
“We are very excited to be integrating our service offering with Nokia’s on-device portal for improved access to advanced content and applications,” said Ralf Wenzel, business development director, Jamster. “Jamster understands that client deployments are a key growth driver for digital goods and services. We are continuing to see increased demand from mobile operators for different client technologies and the Nokia Content Discoverer offers us greater business opportunities.”
Nokia Content Discoverer is currently embedded in select Nokia devices based on S60 and Series 40 available in the global marketplace, including the Nseries multimedia devices (Nokia N70, N71, N72 and N80), Eseries devices for enterprise users (Nokia E60, E61 and E70), Nokia 3250 handsets currently available in mainland China and Nokia 6131 devices in China and other Asia-Pacific markets. The on-device portal also is slated to be shipped by end-2006 to markets worldwide embedded on six additional Nokia handset models, including the Nokia N73, N93, E50, 5500, 6070 and 6233.
More information about Nokia Content Discoverer is available online at: www.forum.nokia.com.
To download the Nokia Content Discoverer client to additional Nokia devices based on S60 Platform visit: www.nokia.com/catalogs.
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