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EETimes: Nokia mobile TV [running Linux] rings up GSM

“Nokia is attempting to redefine terrestrial digital television
in Europe by introducing a portable/mobile TV device featuring
a GSM phone and designed to offer TV programs as well as datacast,
Internet access and e-mail
services.

With partners ZDF-a German public broadcaster-and Deutsche
Telekom, Nokia demonstrated a prototype of its battery-operated,
color-LCD-screen digital TV, code-named Media-Screen, at the
Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) 1999 exhibition here last
week.

Nokia’s MediaScreen, with an embedded computer running the
Linux operating system
and a GSM phone used as a return
channel, was shown in action as both a portable device within a
booth and as a mobile unit installed in a car that could be seen
cruising the IFA exhibition halls.”

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