Nokia Unveils Internet/Television Device
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An open-source platform combining the Internet, digital television and broadband access has been introduced by Nokia.
"The Media Terminal brings the Internet and its benefits into the home environment," said Damian Stathonikos, communications officer for Nokia Venture Organization. "We are uniting television and the Internet in a way it has never been done before."
The Media Terminal is designed to deliver customized, interactive, high-bandwidth digital content; video, audio and data that allows customers to experience the power of broadband services customized to their information needs.
With the Media Terminal, consumers can watch digital TV and record programs on an integrated hard disc, play network games, order video on demand, send and receive email, listen and store MP3 files, and connect printers, digital cameras or other devices.
The product will launch during the second quarter of 2001 in the Scandinavian market. A U.S. version is under development.