PacketVideo will be the first company to demonstrate a mobile media application playing Microsoft Windows Media audio and video on Nokia Series 60 phones. PacketVideo's follows the announcement made by Nokia and Microsoft less than 30 days ago at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, when the two companies announced collaboration on digital media formats, including support for Windows Media Audio and Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) on music-oriented Nokia handsets, plus support for the MPEG Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) family of codecs. PacketVideo is demonstrating not only Windows Media Audio, but Windows Media Video on Nokia 6680 and 6630 phones during the CTIA Wireless 2005.
The demo will include Nokia 6680 and 6630 phones powered by PacketVideo, playing Windows Media audio and video at 15 frames per second with stereo sound. Viewers can experience the same high-quality video as seen on Verizon's PacketVideo-powered V CAST launched last month, which also features Windows Media content.
The company says seventeen million handsets powered by PacketVideo were shipped to major markets around the world in 2004. Additionally, five major 2.5G/3G multimedia service launches have been enabled by PacketVideo multimedia software.