Ovi Music: DRM-free downloads and enhanced search capability

1. March 2010 at 18:35

The Nokia Music Store recently received a major face-lift and is now more commonly referred to as Ovi Music, which is now offering DRM free music (for the a la card store only). This means all the tracks you download will be DRM-free, MP3 files that you can now play on a PC, Mac or any personal music player! Currently it’s available in just a few countries but more countries will be added soon. Moreover, as part of the change to Ovi Music, the search capability has been enhanced  so it’s easier than ever to find the music. In the following video, Steve Steward talks about the new Ovi Music as well as Comes With Music:

POWERMAT: Wireless Charging Solution for your Smartphone

24. February 2010 at 13:54

PowermatEarlier this month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we had the chance to take a look at the infamous Powermat. Powermat is a wireless charging system and an aspirant for the hottest gadget of this year. Instead of having a spaghetti of cables for charging your various gadgets, Powermat confines all this mess into one simple and revolutionary mat. All you need to do is place your phone or device on the mat and it begins charging instantly. So how does this wireless charging technology work? Well, the whole system consist out of one mat, that is available in different sizes allowing you to charge up to three devices simultaneously, and a receiver which is attached to your device of choice. The Powermat X1, X2 and X3 will be available in Summer 2010 for a retail price of $29,99, $44.99 and $59,99 retrospectively. The number of the mat, i.e. X# indicates the number of devices that the mat can charge. There are potable as well as home and office mats available which can be used as a very nifty hub.

Nokia Remained Service Centric At MWC – New Devices Are Yet To Be Seen

22. February 2010 at 08:42

At this year’s Mobile World Congress Nokia wasn’t present with a booth at the Fira. Instead, it propped up its tent a few hundred meters away, making its own little version of Nokia World – Nokia’s biggest event of the year. This is why most attendees expected a major announcement with either a new flagship device or a stunning successor. However, as Niklas Savander, Executive Vice President of Services at Nokia, took to the stage, everybody in the audience knew that this announcement would be focused on services rather than on devices. Now although at first it may seem a little strange or rather disappointing, it highlights Nokia’s new attitude and strategy.

Hands On with the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

19. February 2010 at 21:59

Sony Ericsson was the only manufacturer that announced a new Symbian based handset during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is an advanced version of the Vivaz, which was announced just a week prior to MWC. Apparently there are just two main differences between these two Symbian devices – a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and the downscaled 5-megapixel camera. Other than that these two devices are completely identical.

London to host Nokia World 2010

16. February 2010 at 13:47

Nokia have announced that the Nokia World 2010 will be taking place in London, United Kingdom. The Nokia World is Nokia’s biggest event of a year. On September 14th and 15th Nokia will show the latest services, strategy and devices. Further information will follow in due course.