A favourite strategy of the big handset makers is to get famous movie makers to promote video handsets, and Nokia is continuing that with the launch of the Nokia Nseries Studio, a “new interactive online community for mobile movies”. This coincides with the launch of the Nokia N93 multimedia computer, the company’s new top-video phone. It takes 30 frames per second, which is as good as anyone needs. Anyway, the Nseries Studio seems aimed at encouraging people to use their video camera mobiles by giving them somewhere to share the video. The promotion baton is picked up by Gary Oldman, who “leads an international cast of creative visionaries who are shooting mobile movies for the Nokia Nseries Studio on a Nokia N93…Today and regularly over the next few months, a selection of these mobile movies will be premiered on the Nokia Nseries Studio where they’re available for downloading to mobile devices or PCs. In the summer, Nokia is planning to open up the site so people can upload and showcase their own mobile short films.” The N93 uses Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software for Windows XP for editing.
Nokia has also launched the N73 and the N72, and has announced a deal with Yahoo which means all three phones will support Flickr. “Consumers will be able to connect to their online Flickr accounts without the need to download or install any additional applications.”
Reuters reports that Nokia has sold over 5 million Nseries phones since last year.