Nokia Lifeblog is an automated multimedia diary.
By Mike Hanlon
June 4, 2004
Nokia's Lifeblog creates a multimedia diary of your life through images, messages, and videos you collect with your phone. Similar in concept to Microsoft's Sensecam, the two projects offer an interesting future for the way we manage our lives.
Nokia Lifeblog is a PC and mobile phone software combination that effortlessly keeps a multimedia diary of the items users collect with their mobile phone. Lifeblog automatically organizes their photos, videos, text messages, and multimedia messages into a beautiful chronology they can easily browse, search, and save.
In a phone, the Nokia Lifeblog automatically keeps track of photos, videos, and messages so the user doesn't have to. With Lifeblog on the phone users can browse items and share them with others. Connect the phone to a PC via USB cable to transfer the phone items to Lifeblog on the PC.
In a PC, Nokia Lifeblog provides easy browsing and searching of the items collected with Lifeblog on the phone. The PC part also helps store multimedia items. With one-button synchronization, photos, videos, text and multimedia messages are transferred from the phone. That means no more losing something to make way for more space on the phone. Lifeblog helps users keep precious multimedia items on their PC.
"Imaging phones have become like life recorders, making it easy for people to collect life memories through images and messages. Nokia Lifeblog makes it easy for users to automatically keep, find, and share memories in a pleasant way," said Christian Lindholm, Director, Multimedia Applications, Nokia Ventures Organization. "The Nokia 7610 imaging phone is the first phone compatible with the Lifeblog automatic multimedia diary, and the offering will be expanded in future products."
Nokia Lifeblog will be available for the Nokia 7610 imaging device, the company's first megapixel camera phone. Lifeblog will also be available as a separate download from the Lifeblog website. In both cases, Lifeblog for the PC will be distributed as a trial version. Licenses can then be purchased from the Lifeblog website or directly from Lifeblog on the PC. No licence will be needed for Lifeblog on the phone.
Sales start summer of 2004.