Nokia and Reuters: Mobile journalism trials a success

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Nokia and Reuters: Mobile journalism trials a success

Nokia and Reuters have just finished trialling the potential for a mobile journalist toolkit.

The toolkit which was given to several journalists consists of a Nokia N95 mobile phone (for it's high quality capture ability), a Nokia SU-8W foldable bluetooth keyboard, a tripod, a Sony microphone for direction sound recording, and a Power Monkey for portable power.

With the trials now complete, Nokia and Reuters have plans to teach 'citizen journalism' to students. More power to them.

See the Reuters press release.

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Friday 26th October 2007 | 02:16 PM

This is very cool, though I would have thought that laptops would have been as efficient!

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Friday 26th October 2007 | 02:28 PM

Yeah I thought about that too. But the equipment in question weights zilch and could easily fit everything in a fanny bag (sans the tripod of course).

Being an N95 user myself I gotta say it's pretty damned good. At the moment there is nothing stopping me from posting all my content from the phone and I recently created a">mobile version of this site to make that task easier.

The foldable keyboard would be great though and I think I will probably get one because the thought of using an alpha numeric keypad to compose an article isn't appealing :-) Some days I only turn my computer on so I can publish new content. I already do my email from my N95 so I may as well start publishing content from it as well.

All up I like the initiative. The thought of being able to blog or report from your phone with minimal equipment has to be appealing to a lot of people.

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Saturday 27th October 2007 | 08:18 PM

so does this mean a phone will replace a pc? in future time?

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