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Nach den Debakel rund um die d-box II ( s. u. ), hat nun auch Nokia eingesehen, dass eine neue iTV – Settop Box her muss.

Das Konzept hört sich auch vielversprechend an. Wenn man auch nicht umhin kann, sich bei Nokias schönen Wunschvorstellungen und –Listen für „Ende 2001“, an die bereits vorgestellte Box von Mbox erinnert zu fühlen. Deja vu´ eben. Gab es Druck seitens von Kirch & Murdoch nach dem 13.12.2000 ? ;)

Nokia Brings Combined Internet and Digital TV To U.S. Living Rooms

Media terminal is first in a series of retail products for the home

LAS VEGAS (January 5, 2001) -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) will bring its first consumer retail product – other than a mobile phone - to the United States by the end of 2001 ;). The Media Terminal, a home infotainment center that seamlessly combines the Internet and digital TV broadcast, brings a unique product category to the market where consumers can utilize one central device for organizing and storing today’s popular technologies.

The Media Terminal offers innovative integration of digital video broadcast satellite (DVB-S) service, full Internet access and personal video recording -- all through the convenience of the living room TV. Nokia Navi(TM)Bars, an easy to use navigation browser, provides a smooth transition from TV to full web content. Capabilities for consumers include the ability to view a TV/Internet split screen; digital TV recording to a hard disc with pause-and-play and video-on-demand options; MP3, video and digital photo file storage; 3D and interactive games and digital TV/radio. They can also browse the web, communicate via email and chat, and set up personal bookmarks and address books. The Media Terminal easily connects to devices such as printers, scanners, digital cameras and gamepads.

Sleek and modern looking, the Nokia Media Terminal enhances the aesthetic environment of the home. Designed to be a seamless part of a home environment, it can be utilized in a living room, home office or kitchen.

“Nokia has taken the most popular entertainment and information devices and put them into a simple all-in-one product,” said Heikki Koskinen, vice-president and general manager at Nokia`s Home Communications unit. “Unique in its own product category, the Media Terminal is the first entertainment device that fully integrates broadcast and broadband multi-media – making it the first real product of digital convergence for the home.”

Nokia is basing its Media Terminal on open standard technologies, including Linux, Mozilla, and HTML for which there are already a wide range of services and applications available. By giving access to its source code, Nokia provides an environment where developers can easily create new applications for the Media Terminal. The hardware technology is based on an Intel X86( OOPS da brummt der Kühler ) architecture combined with a Nokia DVB-S receiver module, hard disk and additional network interfaces based on PCI modules.

“Our unique background in IP technologies, mobile telephony and digital broadcasting allows us to offer our customers the most innovative home communications products available,” said Koskinen. “Look forward to seeing more innovative consumer products from Nokia for the home and the converging mobile world.”

To date, the Nokia Media Terminal has been awarded an Excellence in Swedish Design award as well as the iF Industry Design Award.

About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges. (January 05, 2001)

Further information: Denise Crew, Tel. +1 650 625 2519 (office), +1 650 906 9409 (mobile)
denise.crew@nokia.com www.nokia.com
Nun, man kann wenig zu theoretischen Planspielen sagen. Die erwünschten features sind wohl sinnvoll.
Fest steht jedenfalls, dass Nokia iTV für einen Schlüsselmarkt hält und nun plant ENDE 2001 mit einem iTV-Prototypen anzutreten. Erfahrungsgemäß verzögern sich Pläne häufig ;). Hinzu kommt danach der langwierige Start & Einrichtung der Serien – Produktion usw. Von early bird jedenfalls keine Spur.
Gruß pd
aus der Diskussion: David Mbox: Gut im Rennen gegen die Goliaths Nokia, Panasonic, Microsoft usw. ?
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