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Nokia – Press Release : Nokia N77 multimedia computer starts shipping – Live TV in your pocket / Mobile Marketing

juin 19, 2007

Espoo, Finland – Finland is the first to experience optimized mobile TV with the Nokia N77 multimedia computer. Later this month also Vietnam and India will start shipments of the Nokia N77. Consumers will now be able to keep up to date with news and sports and enjoy their favorite TV shows live on the move. The affordable Nokia N77 comes in a stylish and pocketable form factor with complete Nokia Nseries functionalities.

« The Nokia N77 takes TV out of the living room, » said Jonas Geust, head of Nokia Nseries Players Category, Multimedia, Nokia. « The wide 2.4″ flat screen and high quality stereo sound makes it the ideal personal mobile device for enjoying TV programs on the go. »

The dedicated TV key on the Nokia N77 gives users direct access to a world of TV programs. It even remembers the last channel viewed when switched off the TV. Viewers can also set reminders to alert when a program is starting and access it at the push of a button.

The Nokia N77 also offers the advantage of 30 second replay and live TV watching continues after the replay clip. Through the Program Guide in the mobile TV application viewers can see program information up to seven days, browse TV channels, purchase new channels if desired and select the TV program they are interested in.

With practically all the features people would expect from a true Nokia Nseries multimedia computer, including MP3 player, 2 megapixel camera (1600 x 1200 pixels), web browsing, email access, calendar and to-do lists, the Nokia N77 is much more than just live TV and entertainment – it’s the key to an entire world of multimedia computing.

The Nokia N77 is based on S60 3rd Edition software on Symbian OS and is offered in markets where commercial mobile TV services based on DVB-H technology are available.

A full list of Nokia N77 features is available at
Product photos are available at
For more information on mobile TV, visit

Nokia – ShowPressRelease

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Mobile Marketing : CES News Special Report – The Apple iPhone runs OS X

janvier 9, 2007

Capping literally years of speculation on perhaps the most intensely followed unconfirmed product in Apple’s history — and that’s saying a lot — the iPhone has been announced today.

Yeah, we said it: « iPhone, » the name the entire free world had all but unanimously christened it from the time it’d been nothing more than a twinkle in Stevie J’s eye (comments, Cisco?). Sweet, glorious specs of the 11.6 millimeter device (that’s frickin’ thin, by the way) include a 3.5-inch wide touchscreen display with multi-touch support and a proximity sensor to turn off the sensor when it’s close to your face, 2 megapixel cam, 8 GB of storage, Bluetooth with EDR, WiFi that automatically engages when in range, and quadband GSM radio with EDGE — and amazingly, it somehow runs OS X with support for Widgets, Google Maps, and Safari, and iTunes (of course) with CoverFlow out of the gate. A partnership with Yahoo will allow all iPhone customers to hook up with free push IMAP email.

More Pictures on engadget CES Live Report :
The Apple iPhone – Engadget

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Marketing Mobile : MTV se lance sur le marché du mobile

octobre 16, 2006

La chaîne musicale propose un téléphone à écran tactile spécialement conçu pour diffuser ses contenus.

À trop se focaliser sur YouTube, Google et autres MySpace, on en oublie que les ténors de la vidéo musicale sont toujours les chaînes de télévision. Et parmi celles-ci, le leader mondial incontesté n’est autre que le réseau MTV, accessible à 350 millions de foyers. Une place de champion qui doit être défendue, voire consolidée.

En France, la donne audiovisuelle est différente, MTV France marque à la culotte la chaîne locale MCM. MTV Networks France s’apprête donc à lancer de nouvelles applications dans l’univers de la musique. « MTV est un média, et en tant que tel nous devons élargir notre offre aux différentes plates-formes de distribution numérique. MTV a été la première chaîne sur les mobiles avec MTV Scan. Aujourd’hui, nous ajoutons une dimension supplémentaire en lançant notre propre offre dans la téléphonie », souligne Thierry Cammas, PDG de MTV Networks France.

Consciente qu’elle possède une relation à ses clients hors norme, MTV France travaillait depuis un an sur l’économie du mobile. Le résultat de ces expérimentations s’appelle MTV 3.0. Il s’agit d’un téléphone mobile fabriqué sur mesure pour la chaîne par la société française ModeLabs, disponible dès le 25 octobre. Vendu 279 euros, l’appareil est ouvert à tous les opérateurs français. Il est doté d’une mémoire amovible contenant des vidéos, de la musique et des contenus estampillés MTV.

Compilation de télévision

Ce partenariat avec un assembleur de mobile permet à MTV de ne pas supporter les lourdes dépenses qu’implique un opérateur virtuel, tout en se réservant une part du chiffre d’affaires sur les ventes. Ce modèle situe la stratégie de MTV à mi-chemin de celle de NRJ mobile et de M6 by Orange. Le MTV 3.0 n’est pour l’instant pas compatible avec la 3G, mais devrait l’être à partir de mars. Un accès au réseau haut débit mobile qui permettra toutes les fonctionnalités de téléchargement en ligne de contenus, et la diffusion des chaînes MTV, MTV pulse et MTV idol.

En parallèle, MTV lancera début novembre MTV Overdrive. Cette adaptation d’un service américain très populaire permettra de créer sa propre chaîne à partir de programmes issus de l’antenne de MTV. Les contenus seront entièrement en français. Le service sera dans un premier temps disponible gratuitement aux abonnés du câble ayant souscrit à l’Internet haut débit. Ensuite, vers avril 2007, il sera soit ouvert à tous sur le Net, soit selon une formule mixte comprenant un accès payant sur certains contenus, tout en conservant un mode de consommation gratuit financé par la publicité.

MTV se lance sur le marché du mobile

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Mobile Marketing : Clear Channel’s streaming music with advertising to cell phones

septembre 9, 2006

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 6, 2006–Clear Channel (NYSE:CCU – News)
On-Demand Radio Programming Available First from Z100, America’s Most Listened to Radio Station; Coming Soon to Nearly 100 More Stations
Radio Features Supplemented with Daily Fashion Tips from DKNY Jeans.

Clear Channel Radio today announced the launch of a national roll out of mobile radio programming that further extends its local radio station brands, and expands the platforms to which it is distributing content. The initiative kicks off with New York’s number one hit music station, WHTZ-FM Z100 streaming live radio and new features directly to cell phones across the country serviced by Cingular Wireless. Clear Channel Radio expects to launch similar programs on up to 100 more of its radio stations in the next 12 months.

Subscribers of Z100 Mobile, the premiere service of Clear Channel Radio’s mobile offering, can interact directly from their phones to listen to streamed and on-demand content including podcasts of celebrity interviews and popular segments. They can also find the title and artist of the last 10 songs played on-air, make a song request directly to Z100 and receive a text message alert 15 minutes before the song is played, get free station wallpapers for their phone, rate listener-submitted photos and obtain real-time reports on local traffic.

DKNY Jeans is the first sponsor of Z100 Mobile, providing daily fashion tips integrated within the mobile content package. Similar exclusive sponsorship opportunities will be available across local markets for terms as short as one month.

« With Z100 reaching 2.5 million listeners each week, and 50 million consumers subscribing to Cingular Wireless, we are creating one of the largest audiences for any radio or mobile phone application in the U.S., thereby monumentally expanding Clear Channel Radio’s mobile content portfolio, » said Jeff Littlejohn, Executive Vice President of Distribution Development for Clear Channel Radio. « By connecting listeners to their favorite radio stations via cell phone, and adding interactive features, Clear Channel Radio has found an additional platform to deliver on-demand entertainment to, and drive listening among its active, on-the-go audiences across the country. »

The content of Clear Channel Radio’s mobile program to be offered on up to 100 additional stations over the next year will be similar to the features described above for the premiere service, Z100 Mobile. More information on Z100 Mobile can be found at A minimal monthly subscription is required for Clear Channel Radio’s mobile content to cell phones.

About Clear Channel Radio

Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company’s content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPods, through Motorola’s iRadio cell-phone service, and via mobile-navigation devices from Cobra, Garmin, Kenwood and others. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU – News), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at

Clear Channel Radio Launches National Mobile Content Program: Yahoo! Finance

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Mobile Marketing – Nokia Announces N80 Internet Edition

septembre 5, 2006

Nokia fires a shot across bows of Internet smartphones with its N80 Internet Edition, featuring VoIP, Wi-Fi, Yahoo services, three megapixel camera, and more.

Finland’s Nokia today announced its N80 Internet Edition mobile phone, a successor to its N80 multimedia phone, The N80 Internet edition can be used both as a stanard mobile phone and as a VoIP handset; Nokia promises users will be able to download and install clients for virtually any VoIP service. In addition to the standard smartphone capabilities—calendar, email, text messaging, organizer, etc.—the N80 enables users to find and map locations, browse the Internet, share photos, and more.

« Mobilizing the internet is a major strategic focus for Nokia and I’m excited to see how people can participate on the internet using the Nokia N80 Internet Edition, » said Ralph Eric Kunz, Nokia’s vice president for multimedia, in a statement. « The internet has evolved from static web pages to communities and people sharing experiences. I believe it will be multimedia computers, such as the Nokia N80 Internet Edition, that will be primary devices for people to participate in this phenomenon, in addition to PCs. »

Part of the N80 Internet Edition’s promise: Nokia’s new Download! client, which enables users to see new applications available for their phones, as well as download updates for their current applications. The N80 also sports a MiniMap function in its Web browser which plots search listings on onscreen maps, and compatibility with’s MobiPocket reader, plus Yahoo Go for Mobile and an integrated Yahoo search clients. Add to this a three megapixel video-capable camera, a 352 by 316 pixel color display, up to 40 MB of onboard storage (with expansion via miniSD cards), an integrated music player (MP3, AAC, m5a, eAAC_, and WMA), an FM receiver, Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless networking, and USB 2.0, Nokia may have reason to think they have a winner on their hands.

Nokia says the N80 Internet Edition will be available in two colors—pearl black and patina bronze—by mid-September. No pricing information is available: that’ll all depend on carriers and network operators.

Nokia Announces N80 Internet Edition – Mobile News – Digital Trends

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India becomes the third country in world to get visual radio

juillet 24, 2006

India continues to march towards becoming an IT and economic super power. The Indian capital of New-Delhi will become the the third city in the world to have a commercial Visual Radio service after Singapore and Helsinki (Finland).

Other cities such as the commercial capital , Mumbai have also been identified as key markets. Radio Mirchi (a private FM radio station) is bringing the technology to the country. It will be available to Hutch and Airtel subscribers who have compatible handsets. Examples of such handsets include the Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N80, Nokia N91, Nokia 3230, Nokia 3250, Nokia 6280, Nokia 7370.

Radio stations are turning to new revenue streams as they are facing competition from emerging technologies. Specific threats from MP3 devices, which had an estimated 55 million devices in the market in 2005, and internet webcasting are eating into the earnings of traditional radio. Visual radio offers the perfect way out by allowing users to download the song if they like it and also get additional information about the album / movie on the screen.

India becomes the third country in world to get visual radio –

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Mobile phone users will be able to buy songs from radio

juin 30, 2006

Record companies are hoping the mobile phone will help save the radio star after technology was unveiled yesterday that could allow listeners to buy any song playing on any station at the touch of a button. UBC Media Group, the company that developed the technology, said a trial would begin next month in the Birmingham area, with a full consumer launch expected within 12 months.

Record labels, buffeted by digital piracy in recent years, and commercial radio stations suffering an advertising drain to the internet hope the digital solution will help them to fight back. But it will pose another challenge to high street record stores, already struggling to compete with the convenience of digital downloads.

The proposed service uses the same technology employed to deliver digital radio to 3m sets in the UK, with mobile phones containing the necessary chips expected to be on the market soon.

UBC’s interactive division has teamed up with the main record labels, the Chrysalis radio group that runs stations such as Heart and Galaxy, and technology firms to launch the new business. It expects it to be worth £93m within six years.

While tuning in to digital radio stations through headphones, listeners will be able to click a « buy » button on their phone and have the track downloaded to their phone. Each track will cost around £1.25, with one copy being transferred to the phone and a second copy made available for download to a computer or iPod-type device.

At launch, customers will be expected to buy pre-pay vouchers that will entitle them to £10 or £20 worth of tracks. In future, they could also be billed via their mobile phone bill or their bank account.

Guardian Unlimited Technology | Mobile phone users will be able to buy songs from radio

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