Qik To Come Pre-Loaded On New Nokia Phone

October 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

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Video streaming startup Qik has scored a major deal with Nokia.  They are announcing that the Qik client will be preloaded on, for now, the newly launched Nokia 5800 xpressmusic phone, the latest iPhone competitor.

Qik allows users to stream live video recordings directly from their phones over Wi-Fi or high-speed data networks, effectively turning the phone into a "mobile television studio".  

We are so excited to be a part of the new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic device launch that was announced earlier today. Qik will be available on the device directly from the Download! folder enabling owners of this WiFi enabled, touchscreen Nokia 5800 XpressMusic to get qikking right away.

The Nokia 5800 is a touchscreen phone that features iPhone like capabilities, music, video, storage, wi-fi, 3g, internet-rich,  and touch screen.  It also comes preloaded with Nokia’s Comes With Music service.

Now, the 5800 according to the announcement will have the Qik as a featured shortcut on the device instead of the software being actually preloaded.  This is still good since most users do not want to find and download video streaming software for their phones. Moreover, this deal with Nokia will provide Qik with a larger audience especially since Nokia’s are the best selling phones on the planet.

The deal may help give Qik a leg up on its competitors Kyte and FlixWagon, neither of which come pre-installed on any phones.