Nokia’s SNAP to simplify online gaming on mobiles


Nokia simplifies creation of online gaming communities for Java(TM) technology games

Nokia’s SNAP Mobile offers a full-featured turnkey solution that builds on the social aspects of mobile gaming
San Jose, CA, USA – Nokia, the leader in mobile communications, announced today the launch of a business solution that enables operators and publishers to create online communities for mobile Java games in days, rather than months. Operators who choose SNAP Mobile’s Starter Kit or Standard Package can have their users hosted on the SNAP Mobile Community, a full-featured, generic website, which creates an online gaming community almost instantly.
SNAP Mobile offers a full-featured, turnkey gaming community infrastructure that connects mobile gamers via Nokia’s SNAP Mobile gaming platform. Building on the inherent social aspects of mobile phones, these communities can be accessed by gamers’ PC web browsers and internet-enabled phones.
“Mobile technology was born out of the fact that people are social by nature and demand the ability to communicate outside of their offices and family rooms,” said Lisa Waits, Head of Nokia SNAP Mobile.? “We asked why shouldn’t mobile gaming offer the same and we’re answering with our plug and play community solution for operators and publishers that will deliver a seamless, social experience for gamers.”
Nokia’s SNAP Mobile online communities give mobile gamers the ability to communicate in-game with friends, strangers and co-workers all the time, anytime, and deliver a variety of in- and out-of-game features. In-game, players will have their own unique user identities, as well as features such as friend lists, presence, rankings, chat and instant messaging. Out-of-game, users will not only have the ability to maintain their unique user identities and view rankings, but will also have at their disposal news and events, message boards, and featured gamepages.
In addition to being a win for mobile gamers, SNAP Mobile provides operators and publishers with a highly effective, low-cost way opportunity to increase online usage and downloadable game sales.
“At the heart of our commitment to offering online communities was the requirement that this offering be easy to implement,” continued Waits. “We want to bring long-term solutions and easy to use technology to a broad base of players in the mobile content market. The result is happy operators and publishers as well as ecstatic, connected gamers.”
Nokia’s SNAP Mobile is the ideal hosted solution for operators who want to create a gaming community site quickly, with no configuration hassles or up-front costs. Operators choosing SNAP Mobile’s Premium Package provides a community website that can be fully customized to suit the operator’s needs. A generic version is also available for more rapid deployment.
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Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station to support large portfolio of frequency bands

Nokia extends portfolio to facilitate 3G deployments around the world

NOKIA PRESS RELEASE February 13, 2006

Nokia extends portfolio to facilitate 3G deployments around the world

Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station to support large portfolio of frequency bands
3GSM World Congress 2006, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland – Nokia, a leader in WCDMA contracts and deployments, today announced new frequency variants for its small and modular Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station. The base station, showcased at the 3GSM World Congress, is on track for commercial deliveries in the latter half of 2006.? The wide choice of frequencies covered by Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station will enable 3G operators all over the world to build cost-efficient 3G networks.
The Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station will be available for the IMT-2000 frequencies 2100 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz and 1700/2100 MHz in the second half of 2006. In the first half of 2007, further frequencies, including 850 MHz, 900 MHz and 1900 MHz will be available, whereafter other frequencies will be added based on market need.
Live video calls on the Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station, using a commercially available Nokia 3G device, will be demonstrated on Nokia’s stand in hall 8 at the Fira de Barcelona. The Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station is a high capacity base station, which is small, lightweight, modular, future proof and capable of generating up to 70 percent savings in base station site costs.
Nokia is showing its leadership in High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) with over 20 contracts to supply High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), a technology providing enhanced capacities and speeds e.g. for 3G applications such as mobile e-mail and streamed mobile TV. As a simple software upgrade to Nokia WCDMA, Nokia has already delivered HSDPA software to a sizeable number of customers. HSDPA is now commercially available from Nokia and at the conference Nokia demonstrates the next step, its innovative flat architecture Nokia Internet-HSPA solution, to operator customers. Nokia Internet-HSPA provides high-speed mobile data access with wide area coverage for data intensive mobile business and consumer applications, as well as? VoIP.
“Increasing numbers of operators are realising the revenue opportunities offered by 3G and are devising creative service packages to suit their customers’ needs.? We believe the large portfolio of 3G WCDMA frequencies supported by Nokia can help operators around the globe build fast, efficient 3G networks,” said Robin Lindahl, Vice President, Radio Networks, Nokia. “Nokia’s commitment to 3G and its evolution, HSPA, is underscored by innovations such as the Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station and Nokia Internet-HSPA.”
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Bharti Tele-Ventures to be renamed as Bharti Airtel

Bharti Tele-Ventures Limited, one of India’s leading telecommunications services provider, is to be renamed Bharti Airtel Limited.

Bharti Tele-Ventures Limited, one of India’s leading telecommunications services provider, is to be renamed Bharti Airtel Limited. The proposal has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Company and will come into effect post approvals from the shareholders and statutory / regulatory clearances.

Industry leaders unite to promote mobile TV technology

Intel, Modeo, Motorola, Nokia and Texas Instruments Working Together to Drive the Future of Mobile Entertainment

Las Vegas, NV, USA – Today, a group of the industry’s leading wireless and entertainment companies announced the formation of new organization created to promote the growth and evolution of Digital Video Broadcasting – Handheld (DVB-H), an open procedure standard for broadcast digital TV reception on mobile devices. The organization, called the Mobile DTV Alliance, includes representatives from Intel Corporation, Modeo [NYSE: CCI], Motorola [NYSE: MOT], Nokia [NYSE: NOK] and Texas Instruments (TI) [NYSE: TXN].