AT&T Wireless and Nokia have announced the Symbian OS and Series 60 Platform -based Nokia 6620 smart phone for use on AT&T Wireless' national EDGE network (read our review on this service). AT&T Wireless is also introducing a variety of new full-motion video and audio streaming applications on mMode that take full advantage of the data capacity provided by its high-speed EDGE network. The Nokia 6620 was introduced by Nokia in January 2004, and it is an EDGE capable version of the popular Nokia 6600.
One of the new mMode services is Real - rTV, an audio/video subscription service optimized for EDGE network speeds, from RealNetworks. For US$4.95 per month subscribers can access content from FOX Sports, ABC News, CBS MarketWatch, Sporting News Radio, NPR, The Weather Channel, movie trailers from Hollywood.com, horoscopes, and more. Real - rTV also offers subscribers the ability to set and receive personalized 'Alerts' notifying the subscriber when particular content programming becomes available on Real - rTV.
The Nokia 6620 smart phone is based on Nokia's Series 60 Platform. It comes with a 65,000 color TFT screen for viewing still images and video clips captured by the integrated VGA camera. The Nokia 6620 is a tri-band mobile (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900/1800 MHz)
Bundled with this phone will come trial versions of WorldMate and Quickoffice. Other productivity tools include mobile e-mail, over-the-air synchronization of PDA data, and a full Internet browser (HTML 4.0, XHTML/CSS and WML).
Each application is available on a trial-basis at no charge. After the trial period for each of these applications has expired, the full version can be purchased directly from the phone, and billed to the user's AT&T Wireless account.