updated 09:45 am EST, Tue December 2, 2008
Nokia Home Music and More
Simultaneous with the launch of the N97, Nokia today launched a trio of companion devices. The Home Music is Nokia's first Internet radio and provides both Ethernet and Wi-Fi to either stream online content (in unspecified formats) or else music from local computers that support UPnP sharing. It also supports USB and an aux-in jack to directly connect portable media players and other devices and also has FM radio as a traditional fallback.
The Internet Stick CS-10 in turn is Nokia's latest USB modem and supplies both 7.2Mbps HSPA 3G and slower EDGE data in the 850MHz North American band as well as both 2,100MHz HSPA for Europe and the remaining 900MHz, 1,800MHz and 1,900MHz bands for EDGE alone. Like many newer modems, no separate driver disc is necessary and the modem will work with Mac OS X as well as Windows XP and Vista.
A final device, the Extra Power DC-11, is intended to keep multiple phones charged and will power as many as two devices that use either micro USB or Nokia's proprietary 2mm jack to draw power.
Nokia hasn't announced prices or ship dates but should be making these devices available to North America.
Clockwise: Home Music, Internet Stick, Extra Power