It has actually been openly available for a while as a public beta, but now Monsoon Multimedia is officially launching the HAVA Mobile Player for Nokia Internet Tablets. They issued a press release and everything. The free client runs on the Nokia N800 and N810 and allows you to stream content from your HAVA place-shifting device.
The press release:
Sep 11, 2008 12:03 ET
Monsoon Multimedia Announces Availability of HAVA Mobile Player for Nokia Internet Tablet
Control and View Your TV Over WiMAX or WiFi with HAVA Mobile Player for Nokia Handheld Devices
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ — (CTIA Wireless) — Monsoon Multimedia, an innovative digital video solutions provider, today announced the availability of the HAVA Mobile Player for Nokia N800 and N810 Internet Tablets. Available from Monsoon as a free download, the HAVA Mobile Player allows HAVA customers to view and control their home television and services, including satellite and TiVo, from anywhere in the world on a Nokia Internet Tablet.
The HAVA Mobile Player for Nokia Internet Tablets was designed for seamless integration with Nokia’s unique multimedia device allowing viewers to control the television (whether cable or satellite, receiver or DVR, standard or high definition) via the Internet Tablet’s physical keys or stylus in real time over a WiFi or WiMAX connection.
“In today’s content rich market everything from banking to gaming and now even TV is going from laptops to mobile devices so adding the handheld feature was a logical next step,” said Paul Friedman, President of Monsoon Multimedia’s US Operations and head of the company’s mobile business. “Our support for Nokia’s Internet Tablets gives HAVA customers the ability to watch their favorite baseball team play or their local news, regardless of their location, wherever WiMAX or WiFi is available.”
The Nokia Internet Tablet version of the HAVA Mobile Player is tablet- optimized software for the video-streaming service that Monsoon also provides for PCs and other mobile devices. Monsoon’s HAVA features unique video multicasting capabilities which allow users to broadcast their home television to multiple devices within their home network while simultaneously place- shifting video to a connected PC or Nokia Internet Tablet anywhere in the world.
Pricing and Availability
The Monsoon HAVA Player for the Nokia Internet Tablet is now available as a free direct download available at http://www.myhava.com/products.html. The HAVA product line is available from Monsoon at http://www.myhava.com/ and through select retailers and etailers nationwide.
About Monsoon Multimedia
Monsoon Multimedia provides advanced, standards-based multimedia products and technologies for the PC and Consumer Electronics industries. Monsoon licenses highly optimized multimedia solutions comprised of applications, drivers, frameworks, middleware and reference designs. Our customers and partners are semiconductor companies, PC manufacturers, software suppliers and consumer electronics companies. Founded by the founders of Dazzle and Emuzed, the company has offices in California, India and Russia. For more information, please visit http://www.monsoonmultimedia.com/.
Source: Monsoon Multimedia
CONTACT: Anders Steele of FortyThree, Inc., +1-831-239-0960,
firstname.lastname@example.org, for Monsoon Multimedia
Disclaimer: I work for Sling Media, and HAVA is ostensibly our competitor.