OMA DRM 1.0 was approved in June 2004 and is already implemented in over 550 models of mobiles. We are currently seeing the deployment of OMA DRM 2.0 in mobiles from several manufacturers, and have been seeing such implementations since the later parts of 2005.Nokia is currently supporting a forward-lock solution called the Nokia Closed Content List (CCL) in all devices. With the introduction of OMA DRM 1.0 technology, the existing solution will be modified to ensure a flexible transition period for content providers to adapt to OMA DRM 1.0. The solution will eventually be removed from Nokia devices when OMA DRM 1.0 is widely adopted.
There are currently multiple years and over half a thousand phones of precedence for OMA DRM 1.0 being widely adopted. My feedback to Nokia: Remove the legacy CCL from devices starting as soon as possible.
I previously developed proprietary applications for S60, but convinced my entire organization to switch to Windows Mobile for just this reason. With the release of the Nokia N95 I very much want to love Symbian, but when I cannot transfer sis files and jar files I created through the N95's bluetooth capabilities, I get frusterated.
I bought the N95 hoping that I can live with CCL, or that it would be gone as the verbiage of the DRM Developer's Guide suggested that it should be. I sadly cannot recommend wide scale deployment of this device in my organization until this hindrance is removed. With it's multinational capabilities, WiFi, exceptional camera, and internal GPS it would be perfect if it were not for the legacy CCL.