Some may recall news earlier this week that Nokia plans to implement wider Mac support in 2009, now some early screen shots of what the mobile phone giant plans for the Apple Inc. computer platform have emerged – proving Nokia’s claim to be more than hype.
Right now it’s a Leopard-only software, and works only with Nokia N95, N96 and the Nokia 5800 Tube, a fellow blogger reveals.
The software – seemingly called Ovi Mac Suite – supports two-way sync of contacts, calendar, photos and videos. With a nod to iLife, images will synchronise with iPhoto folders, but notes, sound recordings and music and podcasts aren’t yet supported by Nokia’s Mac software.
There’s no public testing yet, Nokia Mac Suite will appear on the Beta labs site later this year.
As more information emerges, it looks more like Nokia plans a determined push into the Apple heartland. After opening its own online music store in Italy yesterday, the latest information crossing the wires right no (12.56pm Eastern) claims the company plans an r&d lab in Hollywood, ” which will work with people in the media and entertainment industry. That will include working closely with new tech companies and creative talent and universities.”
Henry Tirri, senior vice president and head of Nokia Research, has gone on record to say, “We’re talking about going way beyond just replicating a computer on a phone,” he said. “We want to provide the user with the right context that they need at the time when they need it. This is the evolution of computing.”
Here’s an example of one technology Nokia’s best boffins are currently exploring.