Dubai Lime and Nokia Collaborate to Promote Dubai's Original Music Scene

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Dubailime.com, the culture and community portal for Dubai and Nokia, the global leader in mobile telecommunications today announced that the Dubai Lime Music Podcast will now be available as a default feed in the Nokia Podcasting application available to all Nokia S60 3.x devices which includes the popular Nokia Nseries and Eseries devices. This deal promises to be an important step for the Dubai Music scene and Nokia by demonstrating its ongoing commitment to offering local content to the consumers of this region.

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Dubailime.com, the culture and community portal for Dubai and Nokia, the global leader in mobile telecommunications today announced that the Dubai Lime Music Podcast will now be available as a default feed in the Nokia Podcasting application available to all Nokia S60 3.x devices which includes the popular Nokia Nseries and Eseries devices. This deal promises to be an important step for the Dubai Music scene and Nokia by demonstrating its ongoing commitment to offering local content to the consumers of this region.

By partnering with Nokia, the podcast which is generated by Dubai's Limer's not for profit music forum every week in collaboration with 92FM, will now be downloadable over WLAN or 3G to Nokia users worldwide. The podcast promotes the very best of Dubai based original music to a global audience and serves to promote Dubai as a destination rich in culture and musical creativity.

"Original Music is here, there is a Dubai Music scene and it's alive and thriving. With the inclusion of the Dubai Lime weekly podcast on Nokia Nseries and Eseries devices available for global download, more people will see that Dubai's construction boom is complimented by a culture developing city. The Dubai Lime website links the online community with offline experiential events happening on the ground. The venues are packing out every week as more people familiar with the artists from the dubailime podcasts are visiting the venues to see the performances of Dubai's musicians", stated Ram King, Music Director, Dubai Lime

"We are delighted to announce today our collaboration with Dubai Lime to bring the best of Dubai's original music to consumers across this region. Nokia is committed to offering the best music experience possible to its consumers, not only by producing high quality music enabled mobile devices, but also by making it easier to download music content directly onto their Nokia devices wherever they are" said Zsolt Menesi, Director Multimedia Experiences for Middle East & Africa from Nokia.

Launched in June, Dubailime.com is now reporting rocketing subscriber numbers with over 250,000 "Hits" on the site in the past 30 days. The website, rich in music, video and text content all related to Dubai, has seen its subscribers' double week on week since its launch. With the Dubai Music Podcast encouraging users back to the website, its global audience has now extended to many more thousands of international users eager to get their hands on original music over night.

The Dubai Lime web team is expecting an increase in demand on their back office systems as users of the Nokia S60 3x devices such as the N95 seek to download the podcast to play during their journey to work, at the office or at home.

Nokia is the largest digital music player manufacturer in the world and produces music optimized devices with added features such as stereo speakers for consumers to enjoy their music experience with friends, or a 3.5mm jack for those who prefer to listen to their favourite tracks alone. Nokia devices are also designed for consumers to access the internet via WLAN or 3G on the go making it easier to download their favourite music content wherever they are.

For more info on the Nokia Podcasting visit: http://www.nokia.com/podcasting or http://www.dubailime.com

About Dubai Lime
Dubai Lime is a website created to provide the city's multi-national community a forum for cultural development and exchange. Dubai Lime registrants and users can experience online and offline interaction with other members. Real life community events such as music, art and cultural events are held on a regular basis for Dubai Lime's registrants. Offering more than just an entertainment portal, Dubai Lime is a comprehensive tool for residents and tourists alike. The website broadcasts video clips made in Dubai, an original music podcast and listing of Dubai's events, classified section, restaurants and food venues, as well as Dubai's tourist attractions. More information on http://www.dubailime.com

For more details:
Strawberry PR & Events
Mariam Abonamah
P.O.Box 119027, Dubai, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa Tower, 1605
Tel: 04 3315173 Fax: 04 3315215

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