PDA News – MSN Direct Video, Nokia buys Symbian, New cases, new games

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SPOTstop.com is streaming Spike Lee’s new MSN Direct Video

It’s pretty fun, although some of the content they highlight isn’t available yet. Check it out here:


Nokia buys controlling interest in Symbian

Cell phone maker Nokia is buying out Psion’s shares in the group which makes the Symbian smartphone OS. Have no fear though, Symbian will continue to license its OS openly, contrary to some fears that Nokia might attempt to restrict it to their use only. Nokia is one of the largest manufacturers to use the Symbian OS on its phones, including the Nokia Communicator series. Symbian is also used and partly owned by Sony-Ericsson, with other shareholders including Siemens, Samsung, and Panasonic.

Following the deal, Psion shares lost almost 30% of their value due to investor disappointment with sale price of the Symbian stock. In exchange for the stock, Psion will recieve payments totalling to the equvalent of approximately $250 million U.S. dollars.



New Sena cases for Axim, iPaq, T3

It never rains, but it pours. Sena is taking pre-orders for no less than four new leather cases. Specifically, these are for the Dell Axim X3/X3i, HP iPAQ 4100 and 4300s, and the palmOne Tungsten|T3.



Gamebox Asia; Astraware audio technology

PDAmill’s newest release is a collection of three Oriental tile-games for the PocketPC.


Meanwhile, Astraware intends to license their Aurora audio engine to other developers.




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