At Mobile World Congress 2012, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) will be displaying a brand-new Nokia® smartphone with Dolby® technologies, as well as showcasing how a new OS software update will unleash the power of Dolby technologies in other Nokia smartphones.
The new Nokia 808 PureView smartphone will be revealed for the first time at the Nokia booth (#7H30/40) and the Dolby booth (#1c43) at MWC. This new phone will incorporate Dolby technologies to dramatically improve the mobile entertainment experience and complement the other class-leading features of this stylish new device.
Dolby will also highlight how Nokia is bringing the Dolby experience to more of its smartphones with a Nokia feature pack software upgrade that will unlock Dolby technologies on other Nokia smartphones—specifically the Nokia 700, Nokia 701, and Nokia 603.
The inclusion of Dolby technologies in the Nokia smartphones brings an extra dimension to the capabilities of the phone, transforming it into an HD mobile entertainment device, which can output high-definition (HD) content with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1-channel surround sound to HD-ready TVs, audio/video receivers (AVRs), and home theater systems. Meanwhile, Dolby Headphone, built into the device, transforms stereo content into a personal surround sound experience over any headphones, creating a more natural, engaging, and authentic sound experience that the user can enjoy for longer.
“The new Nokia 808 PureView is the latest smartphone to showcase Dolby technologies, to deliver an outstanding entertainment experience that is perfectly aligned with this groundbreaking phone’s capabilities. Meanwhile, the software upgrade for other Nokia smartphones also unleashes the power of Dolby technology to bring cinematic 5.1 surround sound that transforms music, movies, and games into a personal surround sound experience like no other,” said Andreas Spechtler, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Dolby Laboratories.
MWC will also see the launch of two exciting services designed to provide high-quality surround sound content for Nokia devices with embedded Dolby technology. The new Voddler® movie service application is the first app in the world to offer full-length feature movie streaming for smartphones with 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio, while consumers will also be able to access the Nokia Trailers service for the first time with high-quality Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound audio.
“With Dolby technologies enabled on more and more handsets and the launch of these new Dolby Digital Plus services from Voddler and Nokia Trailers, it adds an exciting new dimension for mobile entertainment,” said Spechtler.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, visit www.dolby.com.
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