Nokia N95 8GB gains DLNA certification
Nokia is proud to announce that its vaunted N95 8GB cell phone is the first in the world to receive Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification. For those who are not in the know (I was certainly one of the unenlightened ones before I came across the press release anyways), DLNA is a body advocating the interoperability of wired and wireless consumer devices. What does this certification mean for the consumer? For starters, DLNA certification would mean “convenient and intuitive connectivity” between your future DLNA Certified home electronics devices, including personal computers, and your Nokia N95 8GB.
In a nutshell, DLNA technology enables multi-vendor home ecosystems of consumer devices by constructing a common connectivity platform for a variety of multimedia experiences. Nokia also has the same vision where openness and seamless interoperability between devices and services from different brands are concerned. DLNA certification for the N95 8GB means the device can now be classified as a Mobile Digital Media Server. After all, Nokia did position the N95 as “what computers have become”, so you can’t really argue against it receiving such an accolade.
According to Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president, Markets, Nokia, “We are thrilled to receive this tribute from the DLNA. The Nokia N95 8GB is truly a masterpiece of a multimedia computer, and a prime example of the direction mobility is taking – it’s personal, powerful and fits seamlessly into your life inside and outside the home.” There are currently over 1,800 products in both personal computer and consumer electronic categories that have received DLNA certification, but what makes the N95 8GB special is the fact that it is the first cell phone to receive such an honor. Are you rocking to a N95 at this point in time, or do you think that it’s shortcomings do not warrant a purchase from your side? Perhaps this development will change your mind…