Nokia has announced availability of one more of it’s DVB-H enabled handsets, the N77, in the country. DVB-H enabled N92 was launched just last month by the company.
Most importantly, the N77 supports Live TV broadcast; currently offering 8 free-to-air Doordarshan channels, including DD National, DD News, DD Sports, DD Bharati, DD Urdu, DD Punjabi, DD Bangla, and DD Podhigai in New Delhi. There are plans to extend the service to other metros in the country, as also offer other TV channels on the N77.
The N77, which promises to take TV out of the living room and into the open, features a wide 2.4-inch flat screen, high quality stereo, and dedicated TV keys for direct access to TV programs.
The multimedia device can remember the last channel viewed by the user, or help users set reminders to alert them about their favorite TV programs.
N77 features: a program guide giving program information up to 7 days, 30-second replay plus live TV watching after replay, interactive services such as SMS voting to decide which music video will play next, etc.
The phone comes with a 2 megapixel camera (1600 x 1200 pixels), integrated MP3 playerweb browsing, email access, calendar, and to-do lists.
With up to 2GB of memory to store up to 1,500 tracks, and integrated stereo speakers, the phone promises a superior mobile music experience.
The N77, based on S60 3rd Edition software on Symbian OS, is being offered in markets where commercial mobile TV services based on DVB-H technology are available.
Vineet Taneja, director of multimedia, Nokia India, said, “Television viewing has come a long way with close to 500-million viewers in the country today. With the growing popularity of mobile devices, and their capability to offer instant access to information and entertainment, the launch of the N92 and the N77 will bring in perfect synergy between television content and the mobile platform.”
“The ability to watch live television on a mobile device has never been so easy. The wide 2.4 flat screen with up to 16 million colors and high quality stereo sound makes it the ideal personal mobile device for enjoying live TV and music on the move,” Taneja said.
The Nokia N77 is immediately available across the country for around Rs 22,529. [Submitted by Imran Asad]