Nokia hires orchestra for mobile phone ringtones
Nokia has used the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra to produce a number of classical numbers that are being used as ringtones on Nokia hardware. The manufacturer decided to use the orchestra due to classical ringtones proving to be popular among users when configuring their handsets. The pieces were composed by in-house sound designers, before being recorded with 55 members of the orchestra.
Some of the recordings are already available on the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phones on the Nokia Conversations website. Aleksi Eeben, a sound designer at Nokia, had the following to say on the project:
Epic Sound was contracted by Nokia to help with the creation of sounds. Asbjoern Andersen, from the recording company, noted the following:
Nokia is taking things seriously when it comes to Windows Phone, which is welcomed by consumers who have chosen Microsoft's mobile platform. To have Nokia's experience and known quality controls ensures that everything is as good as can be when hardware eventually reaches market.
As well as HERE and other location-based services, Nokia is also investing in marketing and how Windows Phones sound with additions like charge disconnection.
Source: Nokia Conversations; via: The Telegraph
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Go to the bottom and they have a few of the tracks in MP3 format. You can save 'em and use 'em now. :)
They are shipping globally everywhere. Also they are shipping for China Mobile that has 650 subs, HTC hasn't got a phone for them and China is easily the world largest smartphone market as well.
We are talking about one country only here.
Thanks Nokia for giving us lots of extra goodies. This is why I stick by your brand.
It's nice to see this level of attention to detail in a phone!