Nokia first to add Orb MyCasting service; premiers on Nokia N80 Internet Edition
Tie-up connects Nokia Nseries multimedia computer together with home computer.
New York, NY, USA - October 11, 2006 - Nokia (NOK) today announced that they will work with Orb Networks to integrate Orb MyCasting 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 (WLAN), UPnP, and quadband GSM coverage, and also provides an easy to use WLAN 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.
The Nokia N80 Internet Edition will be available November 2006.
* Referenced research can be found at http://www.nokia.com/A4136002?newsid=1054096
All of the features and services listed above are dependent on the network, supported digital content formats, the compatibility of other devices and applications, and are only available in certain markets. Please refer to the user guide for more detailed information.
About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia computers that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, on the go at any time.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
About Orb Networks
Orb Networks is an award-winning developer of software and services that unlock the digital media stored on personal computers. Orb MyCasting gives consumers secure, free, instant, and everywhere-access to everything from their photos and video to TV and music on virtually any Web-enabled device. The company’s partners include: AMD, Vodafone, Hauppauge, Intel and Creative Labs. Orb Networks, a privately held company in Emeryville, Calif., is a member of the Digital Living Network Alliance. For more information about Orb Networks and the Orb MyCasting service, please visit http://www.orb.com.
Note to editors: Nokia and Orb Networks will be demonstrating this service at Digital Focus @ New York tonight, October 11, at the Manhattan Center Studios from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. For more info on Digital Focus please see http://www.digfocus.com
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