During This year's World Mobile Congress Nokia introduced several enhancements to its in-home Wi-Fi solution. This follows the acquisitions of Unium, a US-based software company that specializes in mission-critical and residential Wi-Fi applications. The new Wi-Fi solution expands Nokia's portfolio with meshed Wi-Fi gateways and beacons the offer intelligent Wi-Fi signal management that maintains signal strenght and bandwith.
Qualcomm, AT&T, Ford, and Nokia have announced plans to start connected car trials with Qualcomm's Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) technology. According to Qualcomm, the trial is the first for the U.S. and will help to accelerate the development of connected cars. The trial is to demonstrate the potential of C-V2X technologies, including support for improved automotive safety, automated driving, and traffic efficiency.
Nokia Technologies, an offspring of Nokia, has has made its first step into the connected health market with Samsung, Apple and Microsoft by acquiring Withings of France. Withings offers a family of award-winning digital health products and services to help people lead healthier lives. Its connected health product range includes regulated and unregulated products such as activity trackers, weighing scales, thermometers, blood pressure monitors, home and baby monitors.
The Nokia N8 is the first mobile phone to have Dolby surround sound technology. According to Dobly this is a world first for mobile phones. The Nokia N8 is based on the Symbian3 OS platform and features Dolby(R) Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound technology. With the new Dolby Digital sound, owners of the can now expect the best in High Definition sound quality from their mobile.