Mobile TV on DVB-H networks is only progressing slowly, with one of the reasons cited being the lack of new mobile phones equipped with DVB-H tuners.
Nokia has announced the Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition, an ‘entertainment hub’ that combines DVB-H, social networking, music and gaming in one 3G device. The Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition will retail for €155 before taxes and subsidies. The manufacturer claims a battery life of up to six hours of DVB-H usage.
Franklin Selgert, chairman, Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum, said in a statement, “It is essential for DVB-H service providers to have a variety of devices capable of serving the mass market. Having a complete portfolio of handsets is pivotal for the commercial success of mobile TV.”
Nokia VP Mark Selby said in a statement, “The introduction of the Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition responds to the arrival of DVB-H broadcast mobile TV networks in new markets and offers an affordable device for new and existing customers alike. Customers are increasingly watching a variety of programmes on their mobiles, such as drama programs, news and sport, for a longer period of time.”