Today mobile-phone maker Nokia and software giant Microsoft announced that Microsoft’s copy protection software will be used boost the use of wireless entertainment content, including music and videos. Nokia will license Microsoft’s digital rights management (DRM) technology and incorporate it in its own S60 operating system software, which is built on the mobile phone software from Symbian. This deal would allow Nokia-made handsets to share protected pieces of content between phones, PCs and other devices.
The two companies have said that they expect this deal will widen entertainment content offerings on mobile devices, notably music. Nokia is already expected to launch a mobile music service to compete with iTunes.