Mobile TV | Smartphones Nokia
Greetings everyone! I know all of us here more or less love watching television. However do we always get the time we need to catch our favorite shows when it is happening? Not always! Me, I usually never get enough time to catch any of my favorite TV shows or movies and that sucks! However, finally I must say that I am most relieved because I found a gem of a mobile phone or smartphones/handhelds application or software which will turn your N-Series or E-Series Nokia phone into a Mobile TV!!
How does it all happen? How exactly do we watch the TV channels? Do we watch it live or they are merely clips of recorded programs which we have to download to watch? Obvious questions I know, but with this Mobile TV Nokia application you will be able to catch your favorite shows live on your symbian series 60 cell phones and smartphones. It uses the GSM GPRS or 3G or even 3.5G mobile internet connectivity for streaming the channel feeds.
The faster the connectivity of your mobile phone, the better the streaming or digital multimedia quality, simple as that. You can choose to watch your favorite mobile tv shows in widescreen or landscape mode or in the normal vertical mode. The overall audio quality of this mobile tv application again depends on your mobile internet speed. In general if you have EDGE connectivity then there will be very little or absolutely no annoying pauses in between the feeds when you are watching them live.
Mobile TV acts like a Mobile FLV player like Mobitubia or FLV player for Nokia but the difference is that the steaming is decoded through the use of DVB. This is quite a logical step in the development of the entire mobile phones business and consumer market I believe as a demand was always there and when HSDPA or HSPA slipped in as the standard technology, it was assured that we will be watching live TV on our cell phones soon!
Many network operators are already providing their very own mobile TV broadcasts like Orange Mobile, AT&T Wireless, Vodafone, Verizon Wireless etc and many more but a key drawback of all those channels or broadcasts are that firstly you cannot view mobile tv over cell phones of Symbian (you will at least need Windows Mobile or Palm or PDA based devices) and secondly, if your network carrier is Verizon for example then you cannot view the channels provided by AT&T Wireless. In many cases it is your operator or mobile TV broadcasting channel that binds you to an exclusive contract or agreement when you buy your prepaid or post paid plans that you will only watch their channels if you decide to pick on the service.
With this Nokia mobile application installed on your cell phones you will be able to watch all the independent channels as long as those mobile tv broadcasters restrict you to connect, which in most cases they don’t! So finally it is time you watch your favorite TV shows like LOST, The Simpsons, CSI etc when you are at work or you are traveling from one place to the other.
This Mobile TV software uses real time multimedia feed (not like you get for my site, it’s the RSS FEED!!!) which enables you to choose from various pre-scheduled programs with good clarity and sound quality. While some phones and PDA handhelds have an edge if they have an antenna built in like the 3rd edition Nokia N77, Samsung Omnia, HTC Touch or the LG VU then after extending it you will get even better reception!!
The only drawback of this Nokia based application (..ofcourse other symbian devices, BREW and windows mobile platforms are also supported) is that it consumes battery like a monster and will drain your phone out of power pretty quickly. Nonetheless, the overall positives are way above anything as pescy as this!
This application is compatible with the latest and greatest Nokia symbian N-Series and E-Series, S60 & S40 devices like Nokia N77, N78, N79, N80, N81, N82, N85, N91, N92, N93, N95, N96, N95 8gb, N6600, E50, E51, E60, E61, E62, E65, E66, E70, E71, E90, 6120, 5300, 5700 Xpress Music, 5500, 6250, 6220 6310, 5200, 6300, 6121, 5710, 5610, 6290, the luxurious designer cell phones like 8800 Arte and Luna, 7360 and many more including the latest Samsung Omnia and LG VU, HTC Touch HD etc.
This mobile TV application is network operator independent as it uses it’s own feed and will work with AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Telstra, France Telecom, 3G Wireless, DoCoMo, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, Digi, Hutch, T-Mobile or T-Mobility, Rogers, Sprint, Optimus, Telenor etc. Please subscribe to the RSS feed for free if you like this blog and this Nokia mobile TV application! Cheers!
If you want an app through which you can have the freedom to stream contents from your mobile phones or touchscreen based Symbian OS PDA devices then please check out UStream which is a new app for Symbian OS and it lets you stream contents directly from your mobile (much like YouTube) and then share it with social communities or simply with your friends and families.
UStream is compatible with a wide range of Nokia smartphones including all those from the 3rd edition like 3250, N91, N92, N93, N95, N96, N81, N82, N85, N78, N79, N80, E71, E66, E75, E90, E50 and 5700 XpressMusic. The application is free and quite easy to use, furthermore, it can also be installed on the memory card unlike many other similar mobile apps that require you to install them on the phone memory directly.
Also, if you want to know how to set up Sky TV manually using WLAN on your cell phones of Nokia N-Series or E-Series then check out the tutorials section!