NOTE: THIS PROJECT HAS& BEEN DISCONTINUED AND ARCHIVED ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2009
Read the announcement.
Welcome to the world of audiobooks! An audio book is a recording of a book being read aloud. There are tens of thousands of audiobooks available in the world, in various languages, covering topics from education to entertainment.
Nokia Audiobooks is a beta concept that enables you to enjoy audiobooks while on the go. It uses a highly efficient audio compression technology optimized for voice (AMR-WB, 3GPP 26.190 / ITU-T G.722.2 ). The concept consists of 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 stopped listening last time.
A typical 400 page novel translates into 10-20 hour long audio book, which would traditionally take more than dozen CDs or hundreds of megabytes of low-quality MP3 files. With Nokia Audiobooks, you get even 10 times more content on your phone with similar voice quality - compared to content that has been compressed with MP3 at 128 kbps. Consequently, you can easily store multiple audiobooks on your memory card - and still have plenty of capacity left for the other things (like pictures and videos) you find important.
Note: By installing, copying, or otherwise using this software, you agree to be bound by the terms of its license.
Compatibility and system requirements
Nokia Audio Book Player
Should work with all Nokia devices based on S60 3rd Edition (see device list). Tested with: Nokia N73, N76, N80, N93, N91, E70, E65, E62, E60, E50, 5500 sport, 3250, N95, N95 8g, N76, E90, 6290, 6110 Navigator, E63, N96, E90, N85
Nokia Audiobook Manager
Windows operating system. Tested on Windows Vista, Windows XP and 2000 (may also work on other versions, does not work on Windows 98)