Nokia’s DVB-H Standard Has Backing of EU

The EU is backing Nokia’s own DVB-H standard for mobile TV. The EU is seeking to have a single standard as opposed to other nations with several standards.

Wireless Week reports that the EU intends to add DVB-H to its published list of standards in mid-July.

“I know that competition among different standards can, for some time, be a good way to let the market identify the best solution,” EC telecommunications regulator Viviane Reding told an industry conference. “But we have been waiting too long. The opportunities are slipping away. It is time to break the deadlock.”

The article also mentions that DVB-H has a strong support in the US. I can’t wait for MobileTV service to really take off in the US but that won’t happen until we have 3G networks widely available throughout the country.

New BlackBerry Browser?

BlackBerryCool reports of a new BlackBerry browser in the works, to be released just in time for the Pearl 2 launch. According to the anonymous informant who provided the scoop to BBCool, the new browser will support tab browsing and also favicon.ico support.

“There is also a new browser “home screen” that sports a listed history (with favicon.ico support, no less) and “search provider” functionality, courtesy of Google, Yahoo, Dictionary.com, IMDb.com, and Wikipedia.”

My question is, how about a browser that displays the real web page, like Opera Mini or the S60 browser? Is that too much to ask?