AllLinuxDevices: Nokia Set-top Box To Bring Combined Internet and Digital TV To U.S. Living Rooms
Jan 06, 2001, 20:40 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Nokia will bring its first consumer retail product - other than
a mobile phone - to the United States by the end of 2001. The Media
Terminal, a home infotainment center that seamlessly combines the
Internet and digital TV broadcast, brings a unique product category
to the market where consumers can utilize one central device for
organizing and storing today's popular technologies."
"The Media Terminal offers innovative integration of digital
video broadcast satellite (DVB-S) service, full Internet access and
personal video recording -- all through the convenience of the
living room TV. Nokia NaviBars, an easy to use navigation browser,
provides a smooth transition from TV to full web content.
Capabilities for consumers include the ability to view a
TV/Internet split screen; digital TV recording to a hard disc with
pause-and-play and video-on-demand options; MP3, video and digital
photo file storage; 3D and interactive games and digital TV/radio.
They can also browse the web, communicate via email and chat, and
set up personal bookmarks and address books. The Media Terminal
easily connects to devices such as printers, scanners, digital
cameras and gamepads."
"Nokia is basing its Media Terminal on open standard
technologies, including Linux, Mozilla, and HTML for which there
are already a wide range of services and applications available. By
giving access to its source code, Nokia provides an environment
where developers can easily create new applications for the Media
Terminal. The hardware technology is based on an Intel X86
architecture combined with a Nokia DVB-S receiver module, hard disk
and additional network interfaces based on PCI modules.
- AllLinuxDevices: Nokia launches home product based on open source platforms(Sep 08, 2000)
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- ZDNet/UK: Nokia bets on Linux for home networks(Feb 11, 2000)
- IT-Director: Nokia forges Europe's mobile future, threatens the silicon boy wonders.(Dec 09, 1999)
- ILUG: Nokia friendly LinuxToday & Slashdot newsfeeds(Oct 20, 1999)
- ZDNet: Intel teams with Nokia on Linux set-top(Oct 13, 1999)
- The Register: Intel scores Nokia Linux set-top box deal(Oct 12, 1999)
- Pictures of Nokia's New MediaScreen Running Linux(Sep 16, 1999)
- IT-Director: Nokia's Linux box sets standards(Sep 15, 1999)
- EETimes: Nokia mobile TV [running Linux] rings up GSM(Sep 07, 1999)
- EE Times: Nokia redefines Digital TV [running Linux] as mobile device(Sep 02, 1999)