Nokia and RealNetworks today unveiled Mobile RealPlayer for the Nokia 9210 Communicator. Mobile RealPlayer, the
wireless version of RealNetworks' popular digital media player, is
designed specifically for communicators and for Symbian's EPOC platform,
the open operating platform for the new generation of communicators and
"This announcement with RealNetworks marks an important milestone in the
mobile industry, and is a result of the efforts we began in June 2000.
Mobile communication is becoming increasingly visual, now also enabling
access to a rich variety of Internet video and audio content on mobile
devices. We are pleased that our collaboration has produced a player which offers users of the Nokia 9210 Communicator the possibility to experience content in the leading Internet media format," said Anssi Vanjoki,
executive vice president, Nokia Mobile Phones.
"Today's announcement is a huge step forward in our vision of enabling
RealPlayer users to access their favourite Internet media from any device
and on any platform," said Len Jordan, senior vice president, Consumer
Appliances, RealNetworks. "The collaboration between RealNetworks and
Nokia harnesses the power of the Internet into the most advanced mobility
technologies available today, which will drive usage of next-generation
Users of the Nokia 9210 Communicator can download and playback their
favourite Internet media including breaking news, sporting events, and
music – whenever and wherever they want.
Mobile RealPlayer will be showcased at the Nokia Stand, Hall 26, at the
CeBIT 2001 trade fair in Hanover, Germany.