Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mobile TV headset by Nokia

Nokia has announced a device, Nokia Mobile TV Headset, DVB-H, that converts your mobile phone into a portable television. Anywhere there’s mobile DVB-H (Digital Video Broadband – Handset) coverage, you can tune into sports events or TV shows and watch them without worrying about an Internet connection.

The Nokia Mobile TV Headset acts as a TV receiver for your mobile device. The device works using Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld (DVB-H) signals and is compatible with the upcoming Nokia N8 and other Symbian^3 devices with USB-on-the-go feature. The headset comes with buttons to switch channels and volume controls. It is also able to handle call-related functions available in regular mobile phone headsets.

Designed to deliver a truly phenomenal experience, the accessory features the ability to handle call reception and volume in a similar way to other mobile headsets, ensuring that users won’t miss calls while they’re watching their favorite game. Apart from this, it comes equipped with keys for changing channels and music controls for the player on the mobile phone.

DVB-H is also said to be less battery-hogging than Web TV solutions. Nokia also has a Mobile TV app available for compatible handsets. While the mobile TV headset sounds promising, the limited availability of DVB-H can be a roadblock. According to Nokia DVB-H service are available in Netherlands, Russia, New Delhi and Helsinki.

Expected to launch in late 2010, the Nokia Mobile TV headset will be priced around € 40 (Rs 2,368).

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