Nokia and Malayalam Manorama, India?s south-based publication group have teamed up to launch a ‘mobile newspaper’ on all of its GPRS-enabled handsets.
Users with Nokia GPRS-enabled handsets in Kerala will be able to access national and international news through the service. Sports, travel, music, astrology, and movies are some of the news categories that will be accessible through the vernacular news portal.
The mobile newspaper service will be offered in 10 languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Mararthi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
After sending an SMS with the message ?MM? to 5555, users will receive a URL to download the mobile newspaper icon and access the service. The news will be refreshed every 30 minutes.
With the rise of convergence devices and the print-to-online transition, advances such as the mobile newspaper have great potential to revolutionize the newspaper industry.