Big bad Reuters let it slip that Nokia will unveil at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona next week the N77, a consumer-aimed, moderately priced cellphone with TV capabilities. The N77, which should resemble other N7x phones like the N70 here, will be able to receive TV broadcast by way of DVB-H, a nascent mobile TV technology that is currently undergoing tests in several markets around the world. So what?
Nokia wants to jump start the mobile TV market, which up until now has really only taken off in Korea, if that. And no, we're not talking about downloading hot videoz picked out by your cellphone carrier, but actual programming. One problem seems to be that people just aren't that excited to watch video on their mobile devices if the screen isn't large enough. We should find out more once the Barça conference hits, hopefully with pretty pics of the phone, too.