|Nokia Gets Real - Goes Opera|
Nokia embeds Real Player and Opera Browser
| 5:21 am on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Nokia announced tuesday [internetnews.com] that it will be embedding Real player in phones/pda's that run off the Symbian Operating system.
They also reannounced [nando.net] the long standing agreement [opera.com] with Opera Software [opera.com] to embedded Opera in the Symbian based devices.
|...its 9210i phones will use an operating system from Symbian, a joint venture between Psion, Ericsson, Nokia, Motorola and Matsu****a. The Opera browser will come as part of Opera's partnership with Symbian. |
| 5:56 am on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Excellant find Brett. Good news for Opera, possibly the start of serious mobile phone browsing.
From the list of manufacturers involved Ericsson, Psion, Nokia, Motorola and Matsu****a (owns panasonic), they should also be able to get the bandwidth up to modem levels hopefully, and create a very serious traffic target for the webmaster and optimizers. Hopefully this move by Nokia to opera will over a couple of years seriously diminish IE in its 90%+ dominance of the browser wars.
I wonder what the resolution of the 9210i, will be, as i write opera complient html which shrinks from 640*400 upto 1600*1200 using tables for control, though i can see mobile browsing as a massive market to come, resolution and page complexity will have to change, whether it be two different sites, using proxy, cookie's or or other types of browser identifying scripting to switch sites on page requests, hence one for the computer and one for the mobile. anyhow, it looks like all the hype maybe a reality very soon
| 5:43 pm on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)|
If I am reading the specs right, it is a whopping 640 x 200 pixels. That's, huge.
| 1:12 pm on Mar 14, 2002 (gmt 0)|
640x200 is larger than I was expecting...I really think they could take off quite rapidly
| 1:20 pm on Mar 14, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I didn't know matsushíta were involved in the PDA industry...