Nokia's Mobile Internet Toolkit 4.0 Introduces DRM, New Features

May 30, 2003

Nokia has introduced its Mobile Internet Toolkit 4.0. Among the features of the new toolkit is the incorporation of the content publishing feature of Digital Rights Management version 1.0 from the Open Mobile Alliance. The use of this industry-wide standard allows developers and publishers to protect the intellectual property value of applications and content they provide to mobile devices. The OMA DRM version 1.0 standard provides three digital rights management methods to enable secure mobile content delivery: via forward lock (one-time, non-forwardable content), combined delivery (content that includes usage rules), and separate delivery (content can be forwarded, but has DRM protection). Version 4.0 of the Mobile Internet Toolkit also gives developers several improvements in versatility and ease-of-use. These include an Update Manager that informs users when new tools, add-ons, and SDKs become available through the Forum Nokia Web site, as well as added support for non-Latin content character encodings to create content in languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic. The Toolkit features support for a wide variety of protocols including WML, xHTML, WAP, and multimedia messaging service (MMS). MMS allows users to send messages combining text, images, graphics and sound in a single "rich" message. The toolkit offers integrated MMS wizards, which generate MMS content in several different modes, including automatic generation from SMIL content and step-by-step part selection, streamlining the process for rapid content development. The new Mobile Internet Toolkit 4.0 is available via a free download.