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Nokia adopts Microsoft copy protection software

Posted: 08 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:copy protection software? digital content? mobile platform?

Nokia Corp. has announced that it will start using PlayReady copy protection software in its S60 and Series 40 mobile device platforms.

PlayReady technology allows people to share protected pieces of contentlike music, games or videosbetween cellphones, PCs and other devices.

As part of the agreement, Nokia and Microsoft will also collaborate on expanding and simplifying ways for users to access and move digital content using mobile devices. The Finnish company expects the first devices using the Microsoft DRM technology to ship by early next year.

"People are increasingly using their mobile devices for enjoying digital content, such as music, games, videos and photos," said Ilkka Raiskinen, senior VP of multimedia experiences at Nokia. "By adding support for Microsoft PlayReady technology, we are enabling service providers to offer a wide range of content and create truly compelling experiences across mobile devices, personal computers and online services."

Nokia and Microsoft announced their first collaboration in mobile entertainment in February 2005, at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, a deal that focused on Windows Media player being ported on to Nokia phones.

- John Walko
EE Times

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