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“Track every text, every call and every move you make…”
Last year Nokia made something of a telematics coup, partnering with just about every major European manufacturer and doing everything it could to get its Terminal Mode in-car smartphone integration into more autos. Mercedes was one of those partners and now we’re getting a glimpse of the result in the new C-Class. Merc has made some minor exterior updates to the car (not necessarily for the better, in our opinion), but on the inside comes an updated Mercedes COMAND infotainment system that, for the first time, offers full internet access. Using Terminal Mode the car interacts with a smartphone to provide the data, allowing dashboard surfing (while stationary) and the transmission of Google Maps points and directions right to the vehicle. There’s also Bluetooth for streaming your tunes through the car’s sound system and a USB port in the armrest to keep things charged while you decimate that slab. PR is below if you’re looking for more details, or you can just wait for our impressions when we get to Detroit in a few weeks.
Nokia Signs Exclusive Partnership w/ Rihanna To Bring Latest Album To Mobile & Speaks On Taking Back Chris Brown “Good Morning America”
Nokia has partnered with Rihanna to promote the pop star’s latest album release “Rated R” through an impressive series of events on the phone, including exclusive content, a live-streaming concert and an application for Nokia phones. (Release.) Through the partnership, Nokia will promote its Ovi application store and the X6, the sleek new touchscreen phone that comes loaded with Nokia’s all-you-can-eat music service.
In a release, Rihanna said: “I am so excited to partner up with Nokia (NYSE: NOK). They are doing some really revolutionary things with this album, enabling me to reach more fans than ever before.”
Rihanna will showcase her new album through a live performance in a secret location in London on Nov. 16, coinciding with the launch of the X6. Nokia customers will be able to watch the stream globally for free from Nokia Music Stores, and Nokia Comes With Music customers will be able to download an exclusive version of Rated R with a bonus track, remix and more as part of their subscription. In addition, an exclusive Rihanna app from the London gig will be available in the Ovi Store and some regions will have access to a free track before the album drops Nov. 21.
Nokia said the deal with Rihanna was made possible through a new global music partnership with Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Music Group International. (Release.) It is unknown how extensive the partnership is, or whether it extends beyond the Rihanna event, but the three partners have named it “Nokia Play 2010,” implying it may only last for a year.
Those interested in participating can visit www.nokia.com/rihanna. The events planned for the album span both mobile and PC. Here’s a full list of offerings:
– Sign up to watch the live stream
– Invite their friends to watch the performance simultaneously with them through Facebook and Twitter
– Download a web widget counting down to the live performance.
– Download an exclusive Rihanna mobile application from Nokia’s Ovi Store.
– Download the album with an exclusive track either to their PC or over the air to mobile from Nokia Music Store or Comes With Music.