Norway to Turn off FM Radio in 2017

Norway’s Minister of Culture announced that Norway will become the first country to turn off FM Radio to complete their transition over to digital radio in the year 2017. FM (Frequency Modulation) Radio was patented back in 1933 and it has been a very popular and successful audio medium for almost a century.

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Apple to reportedly buy radio app Swell for $30 million

Apple is all set to acquire radio service Swell for $30 million, according to report from Re/Code. The iOS app will shut down its service and CEO Ram Ramkumar along with other members will join Apple, a result of the acquisition, added the report.

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Weather Underground launches WunderRadio for Android

Many Android phones lack an FM radio but internet radio applications might come to your rescue. Weather Underground has launched WunderRadio for the Android platform.  WunderRadio gives you access to thousands of Internet radio stations. The app is currently active on iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Mobile.  The application is now available in the Android Market for $6.99 !

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Mobile Music is getting really popular Do You agree ?

We are seeing a lot of music capable handsets these days. The Mobile is doubling up as an iPod or MP3 player. Mobile Radio is pretty popular atleast in India. In countries where people travel a lot to work / study , Mobile music is popular. A recent survey by MMetrics focussed on this aspect.

The survey was mainly targetted at US and Europe markets. So we ask you ! Do you use your phone to listen to music or radio ?

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Sony Ericsson R300i Radio

Sony Ericsson R300i Radio

Launched on 24 January 2008, the R300i is a Radio phone as the name suggests. According to the company, music is an essential part of Indians, and that’s the reason the two handsets R300i and R306i have been launched.

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Specs and Features at a glance:
• GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900
• VGA camera
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Sony Ericsson T270, T280, R300 Radio and R306 Radio – 4 new handsets to choose from!

Sony Ericsson launched four new handsets in New Delhi – T270, T280, R300 Radio and R306 Radio.

Sony Ericsson T270

A slim candy bar handset that has a glass finish.

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Specs at a glance:
• Slim design – width 13mm
• Speaker phone
• FM Radio
• WAP 2.0 XHTML
• No Camera
• Music tones – (MP3)
• Bluetooth technology
• Navigation key
• Picture wallpaper and Wallpaper animation
• Picture messaging (MMS)
• Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, Tasks, Timer
• Java
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Nokia wins turnkey GSM/EDGE radio network deal with Astelit in Ukraine

NOKIA PRESS RELEASE March 16, 2006

Nokia wins turnkey GSM/EDGE radio network deal with Astelit in Ukraine

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Ukrainian mobile services operator Astelit, which operates under the brand name life:), have extended their existing frame agreement for the supply of network equipment and services. Nokia will carry out a new turnkey GSM/EDGE radio network expansion project, valued at USD 75 million, to expand Astelit’s network coverage in the Eastern and Western Ukraine. The expansion will help Astelit to attract new subscribers and increase its market share.
Under the agreement Nokia will deploy GSM/EDGE radio network equipment, including base stations, base station controllers and transmission. The full turnkey services for new sites include project management, network planning, site acquisition, civil works and implementation. Additionally, Nokia will provide network optimization, consultancy and maintenance services to support fast network rollout. The network will be supported by the Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system. The deliveries have already started.
“We are pleased to extend our business relationship with Nokia, who have proven their commitment and flexibility during the initial rollout of the Astelit network,” says Ahmet Tanyu, CEO, Astelit. “With this project we will enhance our high-quality network services to our existing customers, and at the same time expand life:) coverage in the Eastern and Western Ukraine, where we plan to reach new customers with our service offering.”
“We are delighted to continue to support Astelit and Turkcell’s business in the Ukrainian market,” says Jaakko Myllym?ki, Vice President, Networks, Nokia. “This coverage extension to new areas addresses new untapped areas of this country, one of the fastest growing markets of the region.”
Nokia can draw on its over 15-year track record of implementing and operating networks and its extensive practical experience of implementing mobile services for operators. Nokia has contracted operating services for over 20 operators globally, in addition to providing full turnkey implementations for a total of 27 customers in 22 countries. Nokia NetAct(TM) has been delivered to over 300 customers worldwide.

Nokia 6125 clamshell announced

Nokia today expanded its mid-range portfolio with the quad-band Nokia 6125 phone. The stylish clamshell offers wide range of features at an affordable price

nokia 6125Nokia today expanded its mid-range portfolio with the quad-band Nokia 6125 phone. The stylish clamshell offers wide range of features at an affordable price – 1.3 megapixel camera, EDGE, Bluetooth, Infrared port and FM radio. The integrated digital player supports a variety of music formats including MP3, MP4, eAAC+ and WMA and it is really usable due to the microSD card slot (hotswappable).

The Nokia 6125 is expected in the 2Q 2006 at an estimated retail price of 230 euros.

Nokia press release

Compact Nokia 6125 offers excellent performance in stylish folding design

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today expanded its porfolio of highly popular mid-range mobile phones with the stylish Nokia 6125 fold phone. Sleek and compact outside, the Nokia 6125 offers excellent performance and a compelling feature set – including a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth wireless technology and digital music player – in a modern, folding design. The quadband Nokia 6125 (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) is expected to start shipping during the second quarter of 2006 at an estimated retail price of 230 euros, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Combining the right set of features with excellent usability and keypad ergonomics, the Nokia 6125 has everything in balance. The silver and black colour scheme are complemented by sophisticated detailing and two bright color displays. Equipped with a 1.3 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, video recording and a dedicated camera button, the Nokia 6125 provides excellent on-the-spot photography capabilities.

The Nokia 6125 also offers a range of connectivity options, including Bluetooth wireless technology, infrared and USB, making communication with other devices quick and easy. With multiple messaging cababilities – including MMS, instant messaging, push to talk and Nokia Xpress audio messaging – consumers can conveniently keep in touch with others. The Nokia 6125 also features Macromedia Flash Player, enabling users to enjoy rich Flash content on their mobile phone. Mobile email is easy to access while on the go with the Nokia 6125 phone’s integrated email client that also supports attachments. The quadband Nokia 6125 operates in GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks and provides flight mode, which enables the user to work with calendar or relax with music while on the flight, making the new classic phone an ideal companion for any world-traveller.

Adding a touch of entertainment to the classic style, the Nokia 6125 offers music lovers a built-in digital music player, supporting a large variety of music formats including MP3, MP4, eAAC+ and WMA. To enhance the sound experience, the Nokia 6125 supports stereo audio over Bluetooth wireless connectivity and features a stereo FM radio, Visual Radio and video ring tones. Music files as well as images and videos can be conveniently stored on a hotswappable microSD memory card.