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Fri, 12 Oct 2001 09:34:54 +1000
CPRM phones home
By Andrew Orlowski in San Francisco
Posted: 11/10/2001 at 18:35 GMT
If you're expecting tomorrow's consumer devices to be as open as today's
PC, you're in for a disappointment. Smartphones and connected PDAs will
feature strong digital rights management technology, with CPRM tipped as
the DRM software of choice for removable media.
Nokia announced its 5510 handset today, which integrates an MP3 player,
radio and a QWERTY keyboard. The 5510 takes some bold steps with the
traditional phone form factor, and if you're a fan of interesting
industrial design, it's worth having a look at here.
And in common with Nokia's earlier MP3 player, it enforces digital rights
management for media files.
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