Open standards and the ability to link devices used in the home easily have now made it to the mobile phone with Nokia announcing a Digital Living Network Alliance approved mobile phone.
Nokia’s N95 8GB cellphone/multimedia computer has become the first cellphone to be certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), which certified the ability of the Wi-Fi-equipped phone to connect with DLNA-certified devices in a home network.
DLNA certified the Nokia N95 8GB as a mobile digital media server, enabling users to send phone-stored A/V content wirelessly from its embedded 8GB memory to other DLNA devices in the home, including networked audio systems and TVs.
DLNA has certified more than 1,800 products in the personal computer and consumer electronic categories, the alliance said. Mobile devices were included in DLNA’s Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines published in early 2006 and became part of the recently launched DLNA certification program.
The U.S.-optimized version of the N95 8GB “multimedia computer” was displayed at International CES. The quadband world phone operates in W-CDMA HSDPA mode in the U.S. 850/1900MHz bands with data rates up to 3.6Mbps. It also operates in GSM/EDGE mode in other countries’ 900/1800MHz bands and in the U.S. 850/1900MHz bands.
The dual slider slides one way to show a dialing keypad and another way to show multimedia controls. It features 2.8-inch QVGA screen, assisted GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, stereo Bluetooth, 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, access to Nokia’s navigation service (offering turn-by-turn driving instructions), UPnP for quick connection to UPnP-equipped PCs and other devices, and access to Nokia’s new Internet radio service. Nokia’s Internet radio application can also be downloaded to the N82, N91 and N95.