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Nokia Audiobooks


Nokia Audiobooks is a beta concept that enables you to enjoy audiobooks while on the go. It includes a highly efficient audio compression technology optimized for voice (AMR-WB), a player application for S60 (Nokia Audiobook Player), and an audio converter tool for PC (Nokia Audiobook Manager). Whereas traditional music player applications are optimized for music, Nokia Audiobook Player is optimized for audiobooks, enabling you to browse chapters, set bookmarks, and automatically continue from where you last time stopped listening.

A typical 400 page novel translates into a 10-20 hours long audiobook, which would traditionally take more than dozen CDs or hundreds of megabytes of low-quality MP3 files. Nokia Audiobooks uses a codec called AMR-WB, which is optimized for voice. With Nokia Audiobooks, you will get 5-10 times more content to your phone with similar voice quality, compared to content compressed with MP3 at 64 or 128 kbps. Consequently, you can easily store multiple audiobooks on your memory card - and still have plenty of capacity left for other things (like pics and video) you find important in life.

Nokia Audiobook Player for S60 3rd Edition
(Tested with Nokia N73, N76, N80, N93, N91, E70, E65, E62, E60, E50, 5500 sport, 3250. Should work but not fully tested with all devices based on S60 3rd Edition.)
(SIS, 116KB)

Nokia Audiobook Player for S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1
(Tested with Nokia N95, N76, E90, 6290, 6110 Navigator. Should work but not fully tested with all devices based on S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1.)
(SIS, 115 KB)

Nokia Audiobook Manager (ZIP, 842 KB)

Audiobooks converted into compatible format
* L. Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (ZIP, 18,9 MB)
* R. L. Stevenson's Treasure island (ZIP, 42,2 MB)
* A. C. Doyle's The return of Sherlock Holmes (ZIP, 62,6 MB)

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