Owners of a Symbian S60 phone - that is, most Nokia phone owners - will be pleased to learn that the BBCs iPlayer programme delivery engine has now gone live for the first time. However, there are teething problems.
According to the Allaboutsymbian website, the software will run on a compatible phone via a web runtime widget that initiates RealPlayer to run your selected programme. However, reports say that the popular service is a little discriminating about what phone it will actually run on. For example, owners of Nokia's own N78, the N95 and N96 seem to have no problems, in the main. Other phones are a little more touch and go.
When the iPlayer application is opened a mobile version of the service is loaded onto the screen. You can then view a selection of shows that are available are displayed but you can also browse for more programmes via a channel or category. You can also search for your favourite programme by name.
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