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Mobile video codec gets upgrade

Actimagine's patented video codec Mobiclip, has been selected once again by Nokia and Sony Pictures for a "Grande Première" in South Africa: the release of the first movie on a mobile phone compatible memory card in DVD-like quality - 24fps full screen - without compromising battery-life.

"The Da Vinci Code" will be featured on a miniSD movie card and given exclusively for a limited period of time to Nokia Nseries customers in South Africa when they purchase or upgrade to a Nokia N80 multimedia computer*.

This follows Actimagine's announcement a week ago its partnership with Hungama Mobile, the largest aggregator, distributor, developer and publisher of Indian entertainment and Bollywood on the digital and mobile platforms, to allow mobile phone users around the world to view Bollywood films on their mobile devices in the Mobiclip quality standard.

With this new announcement, Mobiclip, the only codec optimised mobile platform, is becoming the de facto standard of video on mobile phones.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.