Monday, October 2, 2006

Nokia Debuts WidSets for Multicasting RSS Feeds to Mobile Devices

Nokia introduced "WidSets," a new initiative that automatically multicasts preferred RSS feeds and user-generated content.

WidSets allows users to build a Content Library, choosing from RSS feeds to blog posts to photo uploading sites that are multicasted to mobile devices.

Nokia said WidSets will be a phone manufacturer-independent service. It will also be mobile phone browser-independent, working with any new Java-enabled mobile devices. It will also be free to the end-user.

WidSets keeps such content updated and forms a symbiotic relationship with the web, enabling both mediums to work as one.

"Immediate access to information is expected by people today, thus we wanted to make it easy for everybody, from an individual blogger to a web service provider, to automatically have mobile access to website content," said Dieter May, Vice President and Head of Nokia Emerging Business Unit.