GoMo bemoans the lack of an FM player

Nokia misses out on promoting the FM enabled 100

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gomo editor tony dennis @ F1

Even with no fewer than three smartphones, GoMo News was stunned to find none of them had a built-in FM radio. We desperately needed one because – despite the frequent ads for the official F1 timing app at Silverstone, we couldn’t get an Internet connexion.

Yet the Nokia 100 has FM and costs only £8. So we paid £6 for the dedicated Silverstone receiver.

We were surprised that even the Nokia N73 didn’t have an FM radio. Only net radio.

UPDATE: The dedicated event radio at Silverstone was supplied by Sounddec.

even vodafone uses sounddec

We were surprised to see that the company has supplied such radios to both Vodafone and O2 for specific sporting events.

It seems even the MNOs struggled to find a decent FM enabled handset. Nokia is missing a trick here.

About Tony Dennis

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He's a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.
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