Nokia and Bizcommunity.com today, Monday, 4 August 2008, announced the signing of a partnership to enable mobile journalism on the popular website. Bizcommunity.com, South Africa's leading online community for the advertising, marketing and media industry, will have its editorial team equipped with Nokia N82 devices to assist in day-to-day news gathering and multimedia reporting on-the-go.
“Enhanced productivity is a key output of this new relationship,” said Mathia Nalappan, GM for Nokia South Africa. “Business all over the world is realising the value of becoming mobile, and journalism is at the forefront of this revolution. Journalists now have the tools to file their stories, with accompanying visuals and audio while on-the-move, saving time and increasing productivity.”
As part of the ongoing relationship, Nokia will provide the Bizcommunity editorial team with Nokia N82 devices. The Nokia N82 is the ideal broadcast tool with a five megapixel camera, powerful Xenon flash and fast camera activation. The fast reloading between shots and DVD-like quality video capture on the Nokia N82 makes the device a convenient and credible tool for capturing and reporting stories. The device also offers high speed Wi-Fi connectivity and a one-click upload tool to online communities.
Commented editorial director and editor of Bizcommunity, Louise Marsland: “Bizcommunity is proud to be the first online and business-to-business media community in Africa to benefit from this partnership with Nokia. Mobile journalists ‘mojos' are the journalists of the digital future: journalists who can seamlessly integrate and upload their reporting efforts including images, podcasts and videos to give their readers the full picture, immediately, on daily news services like Bizcommunity, on blogs, websites and so on.”
Nokia will provide expert technical support to the Bizcommunity.com team to ensure optimal usage of the devices.