Aside from launching three new handsets and three new Bluetooth headsets today at a press conference in Berlin, Nokia has also announced two software partnerships to help it offer its users something over and above other handset manufactures.
The first to be announced is that the standard sales pack of the new Nokia N93 mobile device will incorporate Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software for Windows XP.
The fully fledged software package will allow Nokia N93 users to capture and then transfer and edit their footage onto their PC before burning it to DVD, or export to other formats for Web streaming and email.
"The video capture quality of our new Nokia N93 is so good, we felt that providing users with great, easy-to-use editing and DVD burning software was an absolute must", said Mike Butler, vice president of solution creation and delivery for Multimedia, Nokia. "Thanks to the collaboration with Adobe, we are able to offer people a comprehensive digital imaging and video experience. With Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0, you can easily turn those high-quality video clips captured with Nokia N93 into great home movies. And even better, you can burn them on a DVD to share with friends and family."
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0 software is also included in the standard Nokia N93 sales pack and allows consumers to fix their high-quality digital photos utilising the large screen of a compatible PC. With Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0, cropping, rotating, and red eye reduction can be carried out in just a few seconds.
"The rapid proliferation of mobile devices like the Nokia N93 have altered the way consumers capture life events", said Deborah Whitman, vice president of product management for Digital Imaging at Adobe.
In addition to the bundled software agreement with Adobe, Nokia and Yahoo! Have added Flickr support in Nokia Nseries Multimedia Computers.
The aim is to make it easier for mobile photographers to upload and add comments to photos directly from their Nokia Nseries multimedia computers to Flickr, the largest online photo sharing community on the Web.
Consumers will be able to connect to their online Flickr accounts without the need to download or install any additional applications. The Nokia N93, Nokia N73 and Nokia N72, also announced today, are the first Nokia Nseries devices to support Flickr.
"More and more people are using mobile products to access Internet services and applications, which is why we are adding support for services like Flickr to our Nokia Nseries devices," said Mikko Pilkama, director, Multimedia, Nokia. "Powerful multimedia computers like the Nokia Nseries are the best
Flickr is a community-driven online photo-sharing site that easily allows you to share your photos with friends and family, and the world. Once uploaded to Flickr, your photos can also be sent to users blogs, as well as edited, organised, tagged, shared and more.