February 27, 2012
Dolby Showcases New Nokia Smartphone at MWC
Feature pack software also brings Dolby technologies to more Nokia
BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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,"
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.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. All other trademarks remain the property of their
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Mark Price, +44-1793-842195
Source: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
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