In what appears to be a bit of a reverse on Nokia's previous statements
, they today announced a collaboration with Blogging leader and maker of Movable Type, Six Apart.
Nokia and Six Apart announced that they are collaborating to create a powerful near real-time Blogging experience. Mobile web logging (MoBlogging) is one of the most dynamic areas in content sharing today. MoBlogging enables people to publish content -- text and/or pictures -- to the web, using just a mobile phone.
TypePad's, Six Apart's hosted blogging service, will be providing an enhanced set of media features that have been designed by Six Apart and Nokia to enable blogging from your mobile phone.
"Several trends are converging, making it not only possible but also easy to document your life and share it with others, from anywhere," said Barak Berkowitz, Six Apart's CEO. "Use of camera phones is now widespread, and weblogging is being increasingly adopted by consumers. The ubiquity of Internet access makes it possible to remotely share your experiences with family and friends. By combining Six Apart's TypePad and Nokia Lifeblog enhanced mobile capabilities, we're making it easy for people to stay in touch no matter where they are."
"Nokia Lifeblog is further evolving into a great tool for life sharing. Thanks to the collaboration with Six Apart, a shaper in the blog community, users will be able to upload multimedia like photos, videos, text messages, and multimedia messages to their TypePad account," said Christian Lindholm, Director of Multimedia Applications, Nokia Ventures Organization. "With the Nokia Lifeblog application and TypePad from Six Apart, we can help operators and other service providers to offer their customers the best possible mobile blogging experience."
Nokia Lifeblog is a mobile phone and PC application solution that keeps an organized multimedia diary of the items you collect with your mobile phone. Nokia Lifeblog can be used with the Nokia 7610 phone and later on with selected other Nokia Series 60 phones. Nokia Lifeblog 1.0 will be available during autumn 2004.
TypePad's new mobile features and the web features of Nokia Lifeblog will be demonstrated at DEMOmobile
, a gathering of mobile industry key players in La Jolla, CA. The blogging capability of Nokia Lifeblog is based on the open ATOM standard, and will be available early 2005.