Nokia announced at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco that the Orb MyCasting application would be available immediately as a free download for the device. It can be downloaded from www.orb.com/n800 and from the Tableteer site, which can be accessed directly via the Nokia N800.
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The Orb MyCasting service enables users to have access to video, music, image files and even TV, streamed from their home computer on to a web-connected mobile device. With the Linux-based N800, that means anywhere the user has access to a Wi-Fi connection.
Users can also use the MyCasting software to remotely set up recording of TV programmes using Orb's Digital Video Recorder function, which can be played back on a mobile device.
Ari Virtanen, vice president, Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia said: "The Nokia N800 Internet Tablet was developed to make it easy for people to access their favourite internet sites, content, and entertainment from the couch, airport or coffee shop- anywhere there is Wi-Fi."
He continued: "Orb's MyCasting is an excellent use of the device making it a jukebox of personal media."