NOKIA PRESS RELEASE December 1, 2005
Nokia introduces Nokia 6234, feature-filled 3G mobile phone exclusively for Vodafone
Feature-filled model underlines operator customization as cornerstone of Nokia strategy
New York, NY, US – In connection with its annual Capital Market Days event, Nokia today unveiled the 3G-enabled Nokia 6234. Featuring a 2-megapixel camera, a 320 x 240 QVGA color screen, digital music player, stereo speakers and a wide array of features and applications which take advantage of WCDMA mobile broadband services, the Nokia 6234 will be available exclusively for Vodafone customers world-wide. The stylish and classic Nokia 6234 (WCDMA 2100 / GSM 900/1800/1900) is expected to begin shipping in the 1st quarter of 2006.
“The Nokia 6234 for Vodafone is an excellent example of Nokia’s renewed commitment to operator customization — a cornerstone of Nokia’s strategy,” says Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “The operator-exclusive Nokia 6234 offers a familiar design and Nokia’s intuitive, easy-to-use menu structure, complemented by Vodafone’s signature colors, graphics and easy access to Vodafone’s wide range of 3G services. It’s an ideal balance.”
In addition to the operator exclusive industrial design, the Nokia 6234 offers an array of Vodafone-specific software features. These include Vodafone graphics, icons, menu texts and themes in the user interface offering a unique look and feel to the easy-to-use Nokia menu. Equally important, the Nokia 6234 provides branded access to Vodafone’s services. Additionally, the Nokia 6234 features Vodafone start-up and shut-down graphics and tones, customized wallpapers, screensavers and ringtones.
“We have worked very closely with Nokia over the last two years, with particular focus on developing more terminals which are Vodafone live! enabled,” says Peter Bamford, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone. “We are now taking that to another level with the Nokia 6234. For the first time, we have a mobile phone designed by Nokia that is exclusive to Vodafone. The fact that it is a 3G product is all the more important.”
For consumers, the 3G-enabled Nokia 6234 offers a 2-megapixel camera with 8x zoom, operational in landscape mode. With this, the Nokia 6234 allows for pictures to be taken on the spot while the video sharing functionality allows to mutually enjoy special moments instantaneously. The bright QVGA screen displays pictures and multimedia content such as videos and websites in a compelling and colorful way.
The Nokia 6234 holds an impressive music experience, to be enjoyed via the built-in stereo speakers with 3-D sound effects or headphones. Supporting microSD memory cards of up to 2 GB, the Nokia 6234 puts a collection of consumers’ favorite albums right into their pockets. A Visual Radio client complements the audio experience of the Nokia 6234.
With Bluetooth Wireless Technology, the Nokia 6234 easily transfers pictures taken to any compatible printer and seamlessly connects to a wide assortment of Bluetooth enabled headsets and car kits. Unifying easy-to-use imaging capabilities with music on the go and 3G services like video sharing, the Nokia 6234 offers up to 4 hours of talk time on GSM networks (up to 3 hours of talk time via WCDMA) and up to 2 weeks of standby time.
Vodafone provides a full range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data communications. Vodafone has equity interests in 27 countries and Partner Networks in a further 14 countries, with a proportionate customer base of over 171 million. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com
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