Nokia responds to reports of Qualcomm GSM Patent Infringement Suit

Nokia recently learned from a Qualcomm press release that Qualcomm has filed a complaint for alleged patent infringement against Nokia Corporation and Nokia Inc. in San Diego apparently involving some 12 alleged essential patents.

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Nokia responds to reports of Qualcomm GSM Patent Infringement Suit

Espoo, Finland – Nokia recently learned from a Qualcomm press release that Qualcomm has filed a complaint for alleged patent infringement against Nokia Corporation and Nokia Inc. in San Diego apparently involving some 12 alleged essential patents.
 
Nokia is yet to receive a copy of the complaint, and analyze the details, and therefore cannot comment on the substantive aspects of the claims.
 
Nokia is disappointed Qualcomm has taken this step given they have yet to engage in any licensing negotiations concerning these matters. With respect to the patents alleged to be essential to the GSM/GPRS/EDGE standards, Qualcomm has a duty to license those patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. Qualcomm has not provided Nokia with any proposed terms for a license in compliance with its obligations. 
 
Companies with essential and valid patents must agree to license those patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.  It is quite unusual for a company to institute litigation before discussing such terms.  Nokia is concerned that Qualcomm continues to disregard its obligations to offer to license its alleged essential patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. The timing of this lawsuit and the comments of Qualcomm’s general counsel that a cooperative resolution of these issues is unlikely, when the patents have not been verified and licensing terms have not yet been offered or discussed, is completely inconsistent with the basic licensing principles to which Qualcomm is obligated.
 
Nokia will analyze Qualcomm’s claims when it obtains the complaint and will defend itself in this action to ensure that its rights are fully protected.
 
We also note the timing of this action in relation to the recent request by Nokia and five other companies for the European Commission to investigate Qualcomm’s licensing practices.
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
 

QUALCOMM Files GSM Patent Infringement Suit Against Nokia

QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) and its wholly owned subsidiary, SnapTrack, Inc., filed suit on November 4 against Nokia Corporation and Nokia Inc. in federal court in San Diego for infringement of eleven of QUALCOMM’s patents and one patent owned by SnapTrack

SAN DIEGO —  November 07, 2005 —  QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) and its wholly owned subsidiary, SnapTrack, Inc., filed suit on November 4 against Nokia Corporation and Nokia Inc. in federal court in San Diego for infringement of eleven of QUALCOMM’s patents and one patent owned by SnapTrack. QUALCOMM’s lawsuit includes patents that are essential for the manufacture or use of equipment that complies with the GSM, GPRS and EDGE cellular standards (the GSM family of standards) and other patents that are infringed by Nokia’s products. Patents that are essential to a standard are those that must necessarily be infringed to comply with the requirements of the standard. QUALCOMM’s complaint states that Nokia is infringing QUALCOMM’s patents by making or selling products in the United States that comply with the GSM family of standards. QUALCOMM seeks an injunction against Nokia’s continuing sale of infringing products and monetary damages.

"We have been discussing a number of issues with Nokia for some time, including the fact that we have essential GSM patents for which Nokia is not licensed, and we are disappointed that this has resulted in litigation," said Louis M. Lupin, senior vice president and general counsel of QUALCOMM. "Until recently, we had been led to believe that these issues might be resolved cooperatively and amicably. However, it now appears that a cooperative resolution of these issues is quite unlikely and we must move forward with the litigation in order to protect our rights and to get these issues resolved."

Demand from cell phone users for data services and multimedia features has been growing dramatically since the advent of second-generation (2G) cellular technologies. The ability to provide better data performance is one of the primary reasons that the wireless industry has selected CDMA technology for nearly all third-generation (3G) cellular standards and systems. Faced with this demand and spurred by competition from CDMA systems, 2G standards, such as GSM, have been evolved to support improved data capabilities. These evolutions of GSM—first GPRS and later EDGE—have adopted patented innovations developed by QUALCOMM originally for use in CDMA systems to: achieve higher data rates, increase spectral efficiency, enhance capacity, improve resistance to interference, permit access to packet switched networks, and facilitate multimedia distribution. Nokia’s GSM, GPRS and EDGE standards-compliant products unavoidably infringe QUALCOMM’s patents surrounding these inventions that have become essential to the GSM family of standards. Six of the patents in QUALCOMM’s complaint against Nokia were also asserted in the complaint that QUALCOMM filed against Broadcom Corporation on July 11, 2005.

QUALCOMM’s extensive patent portfolio includes more than 4,000 United States patents and patent applications and more than 20,000 patents and applications around the globe. QUALCOMM has entered into more than 130 royalty-bearing license agreements with the world’s leading telecommunications equipment makers and consumer electronics manufacturers. QUALCOMM’s extensive licensing program has fostered the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies and promoted vibrant competition throughout the wireless industry, encouraging innovation and technological advancement. QUALCOMM is prepared to offer licenses under its essential GSM/GPRS/EDGE patents on fair and reasonable terms free from unfair discrimination to any company that requests one.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol QCOM.

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Asphalt Urban GT2 ships on the N-Gage Platform

Nokia today announced that it has shipped Asphalt: Urban GT(TM) 2, the rip-roaring sequel to the fantasy racing game on the N-Gage platform.

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Prepare for the ride of your life as Asphalt: Urban GT (TM) 2 ships on the N-Gage Platform

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has shipped Asphalt: Urban GT(TM) 2, the rip-roaring sequel to the fantasy racing game on the N-Gage platform.
 
Ramping up the vehicle choice for this edition of the franchise, developer and publisher Gameloft has really spiced up the action. In addition to 37 fully customizable cars, ranging from Hummer to the delectable Aston Martin, Asphalt: Urban GTä 2 also gives gamers the chance to race on two wheels with a selection of 8 motorbikes to choose from. Even better game physics and collision effects create an intense improved driving experience on 15 tracks in 14 real locations from San Francisco to Tokyo further intensify Gameplay.
 
Gamers and up to three friends can enjoy Asphalt: Urban GTä 2’s visually stunning graphics via Bluetooth connectivity and can compare their skills to players worldwide via shadow racing and score upload capabilities on the N-Gage Arena. 
 
"For the second time, fans of the Asphalt series on the N-Gage platform will get the chance to experience high octane fantasy driving but this time with new tracks, new vehicles and better graphics." says Gregg Sauter, Director Games Publishing, Nokia.  "So get ready for the ride of your life!"
 
Fans of Asphalt: Urban GTä 2 can also try before they buy, with a free downloadable demo available from http://arena.n-gage.com/n-gage/web/en/downloads/gamesdemos/index.html, letting gamers choose from two licensed cars and two motorbikes to race for a limited time in San Francisco or Tokyo. In addition, the demo also offers the possibility to race against a friend via Bluetooth wireless technology.
 
Asphalt: Urban GT(TM) 2 also features loading screens images of sexy girl group The Pussycat Dolls and real music from Moby with the track ‘Lift Me Up’ from the album Hotel.
 
About Gameloft
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones. Established in 1999, it has emerged as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew or Symbian technology. The total number of mobile handsets with this technology is anticipated to exceed one billion units in 2007. Partnership agreements with leading licensors and sports personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Paramount Studios, Dreamworks, Vans, Vijay Singh and Geoff Rowley allow Gameloft to form strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates titles such as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and Siberian Strike. Through agreements with major telephone wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online shop, Gameloft has a distribution network in over 65 countries. Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Paris, London, Düsseldorf, Milan, Barcelona, Beijing, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GFT.PA) For more information visit www.gameloft.com.
 
About N-Gage
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet Starts Shipping

Nokia today announced that it has started deliveries of the first device in its new Internet Tablet product category, the Nokia 770. The sleek, pocket sized device is Nokia’s first Linux-based terminal product and is dedicated to convenient Internet browsing and email communications over Wi-Fi

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A new product category – The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet Starts Shipping

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has started deliveries of the first device in its new Internet Tablet product category, the Nokia 770. The sleek, pocket sized device is Nokia’s first Linux-based terminal product and is dedicated to convenient Internet browsing and email communications over Wi-Fi.
 
"We are very excited to start shipments of our first Nokia Internet Tablet device," said Janne Jormalainen, Vice President of Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia. "Since announced back in May we have seen huge interest in this device, particularly from the Open Source community."
 
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet features an impressive high-resolution widescreen display (4.13") with zoom and on-screen keyboard, ideal for viewing online content. Aside from Wi-Fi, the device can also connect to the Internet utilising Bluetooth wireless technology via a compatible mobile device.
 
The device runs on Linux based Nokia Internet Tablet 2005 software edition which is based on popular desktop Linux and Open Source technologies. The maemo web site (www.maemo.org) provides Open Source developers and innovation houses with the tools and opportunities to collaborate with Nokia on future devices and OS releases in the Internet Tablet category. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet was recently named Best Embedded Linux/Mobile Product or Initiative at the 2005 UK Linux & Open Source Awards.
 
"This is the first step to creating an Open Source product for broadband and Internet services. We will be launching regular software updates. During the first half of year 2006 we will launch the next operating system upgrade to support more presence based functionalities such as VoIP and Instant Messaging", continues Janne Jormalainen.
 
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet also boasts web browser with flash player, email client, Internet radio, news reader, file manager and media players to enable your favourite Internet services to move with you.
 
In addition to select retail outlets, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is available for purchase online through www.nokia.com at an estimated sales price of approximately 350 euros including taxes. The www.nokiausa.com sales channel is expected to open one week later.
 
A full list of features and product software support of the Nokia 770 is available at www.nokia.com/770.
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

CSL launches Asia’s first commercial video sharing service with Nokia IMS

Mobile operator CSL and Nokia today jointly announced the commercial launch of Asia’s first video sharing service in Hong Kong enabled by Nokia IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and systems integration services. At a press conference, CSL and Nokia demonstrated video sharing service using the Nokia N70, the 3G Series 60 smartphone with 2 megapixel camera and a full set of Nokia Nseries features

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CSL launches Asia’s first commercial video sharing service with Nokia IMS

Hong Kong, China – Mobile operator CSL and Nokia today jointly announced the commercial launch of Asia’s first video sharing service in Hong Kong enabled by Nokia IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and systems integration services. At a press conference, CSL and Nokia demonstrated video sharing service using the Nokia N70, the 3G Series 60 smartphone with 2 megapixel camera and a full set of Nokia Nseries features.
 
The service launch affirms CSL and Nokia’s leading position in bringing innovative mobile services to the end-users. This milestone service also demonstrates Nokia’s end-to-end capability in enabling operators to differentiate and offer a variety of services on the fiercely competitive Hong Kong telecommunication market.
 
Video sharing is a multimedia service that allows users to view live or prerecorded video during a normal voice call on their mobile phones. Both the caller and the receiver can watch the same video and discuss it, and then end the video sharing without ending the voice call. Video sharing is based on standardized 3GPP IMS and IETF technologies, and its specifications are available at Forum Nokia.
 
"We are pleased to announce another notable first – being Asia’s first mobile operator to introduce the 3G video sharing service to our customers.  Video sharing is a natural expansion of voice calls and an advancement of normal video calls," said Hubert Ng, Chief Executive Officer of CSL. "The introduction of video sharing service during a voice call is a key evolutionary step for 3G video services.  We believe that the 3G video sharing service will become one of the most popular services among consumers.  It will also help corporate customers to enhance the efficiency of their business operations."
 
"We are very pleased to continue our long-term and successful cooperation with CSL and join hands to achieve another important milestone in Asia’s mobile telecommunications industry through the commercial launch of video sharing service," said Wei Yuan, Vice President of Networks, Nokia China. "Nokia is well prepared to cooperate with innovative industry players like CSL in shaping the future of mobile multimedia communications."
 
Nokia’s complete end-to-end solution for IMS-based multimedia includes the Nokia IP Multimedia Subsystem solution with open IMS Service Control (ISC) interface towards application servers and Series 60 devices supporting downloadable SIP clients. Nokia has over 30 Nokia IMS references, including 10 commercial deals.
 
About CSL
CSL is a pioneer in the mobile communications market in Hong Kong. The Company launched its mobile services in 1983, and today operates a world-class GSM / WCDMA network through its mobile brands: 1O1O and One2Free. Pioneer to introduce HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE, MMS and video sharing service the Company launched 3G and Wi-Fi Service In December 2004. CSL is 100% owned by Telstra. For more information about CSL, please visit www.hkcsl.com
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
 
Nokia is committed to long-term development and preferred partnership in China. With strong local R&D, manufacturing and innovative technologies, Nokia has continuously strengthened its market position in China as a leading supplier of mobile terminals and mobile networks. Nokia is the largest exporter in the Chinese mobile telecommunications industry. Nokia has six R&D units, four manufacturing sites and widespread operations in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The total number of Nokia employees in China area is over 5,600. www.nokia.com.cn

Pathway to Glory Ikusa Islands on N-Gage

okia today announced that it has shipped Pathway to Glory Ikusa Islands, the next member of the critically acclaimed and popular strategy franchise

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Prepare to march into battle as Pathway to Glory Ikusa Islands ships on the N-Gage platform

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has shipped Pathway to Glory Ikusa Islands, the next member of the critically acclaimed and popular strategy franchise. Last year, Pathway to Glory set new standards in the world of mobile gaming and now Nokia and Red Lynx are back with a new and improved version ready to set gamer’s key pads alight.
 
Exclusive to the N-Gage platform, Pathway to Glory Ikusa Islands blends the detail and gritty realism of the original with improvements inspired by extensive feedback from the gaming community.
 
"This time strategy fans are treated to an even more immersive storyline, improved AI and character evolution including interactive and spontaneous dialogue directly related to the action," says Producer Toni Virhiä. "Gamers can discover all new missions and maps, superior graphics and the opportunity to engage in voice chat between friends and foes via the N-Gage Arena."
 
On entry to the World War II Pacific theatre players need to be prepared for intense multiplayer action. Pathway to Glory Ikusa Islands enables up to 6 players to battle using Hotseat, Bluetooth wireless connectivity or over N-Gage Arena.  Gamers will also be able to utilize the worldwide ranking facility on the N-Gage Arena to compare their skills with other players across the globe.
 
"Fans of the original Pathway to Glory now have the chance to hone their strategic combat skills in a whole new and improved environment," says Gregg Sauter, Director Games Publishing, Nokia. "We are proud of the results that Red Lynx was able to deliver with this franchise and we believe that gamers will enjoy the enhanced features, faster game play and movie style narrative of Pathway to Glory Ikusa Islands enough to create fans of the series in all their friends."
 
For more information on the second installment in this exclusive franchise for the N-Gage platform visit http://ikusa.pathwaytoglory.com/intro.html  
 
About RedLynx
RedLynx Ltd is a leading producer and developer of interactive Cross-Media Entertainment. RedLynx is also a world leading developer of cutting edge mobile community games including among others Pathway to Glory. RedLynx games and new type of interactive TV formats are examples of world-leading entertainment concepts that have proven their success in a number of countries in Europe and Asia. RedLynx has its head office in Helsinki, Finland. For more information see http://www.redlynx.com.
 
About N-Gage
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications.

Nokia’s Mile High Pinball Ricochets Into Retail Stores

okia today announced that Mile High Pinball, the incredibly addictive pinball game for the N-Gage platform, is now available in retail stores. With 80 stages of arcade mayhem, players can top their pinball memories of yore with customizable maps and balls, power-ups and exciting boss levels

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Nokia’s Mile High Pinball Ricochets Into Retail Stores

Pinball Wizards Now Can Go Full Tilt on the N-Gage
 
Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that Mile High Pinball, the incredibly addictive pinball game for the N-Gage platform, is now available in retail stores. With 80 stages of arcade mayhem, players can top their pinball memories of yore with customizable maps and balls, power-ups and exciting boss levels.
 
"At Nokia, we are intent on creating entertaining games that are easy to pick-up but hard to put down," said Gregg Sauter, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia. "With extensive multiplayer rankings and incredibly imaginative pinball levels, Mile High Pinball is a prime example of a game that grabs you and won’t let go, stretching a ten minute experience into hours."
 
Gamers can now play pinball like it’s never been played before with Mile High Pinball. Aspiring pinball wizards can collect points and power-ups as they deftly dodge enemy bosses and ascend through 80 pinball stages. Developed by Bonus.com, Mile High Pinball offers numerous multiplayer features on the N-Gage Arena, including a Beat-My-Challenge mode where players create their own pinball map to share with friends. Gamers can also upload rankings, trade customized balls and a slew of strategic power-ups.
 
More information about Mile High Pinball is available on the official website at www.MileHighPinball.com.
 
About N-Gage
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer gameplay over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation.
 

Nokia Series 60 gets fresh identity

A new chapter in the Series 60 Platform success story starts this November when a fresh S60 identity is introduced to the market by Nokia and other S60 community members.

Series 60, the world’s leading smartphone platform, redefines its name and visual identity
November 01, 2005

Espoo, Finland – A new chapter in the Series 60 Platform success story starts this November when a fresh S60 identity is introduced to the market by Nokia and other S60 community members. The new S60 name along with a clear visual identity conveys the unique value of S60 smartphones in an easy to understand manner.
 
"The core promise of S60 software is extensibility. Developer innovation, licensee and operator differentiation can be added to the S60. People can choose from a wide variety of add-on applications, enhancements, services and content, and really benefit from the extensibility of their S60 device. This is the true value of the S60 that we want our customers to recognize with the redefined identity," said Mauri Metsäranta, Director, Software Platforms Marketing, Nokia.
 
The redefined identity will be visible at www.S60.com and in various co-marketing efforts with S60 licensees, operators, developers and portals.
 
About S60
The S60 platform, built on the Symbian OS, is the leading smartphone software in the world and it is licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers in the market. The flexibility of the S60 platform allows for various hardware designs and software configurations. This is demonstrated through the multitude of S60 devices already available on the market. Through its award-winning user interface, extensive support for new mobile services and the innovation potential for partner solutions, the S60 provides an open and scalable business opportunity for mobile operators and 3rd party developers. Please visit www.s60.com for further news and information.
 
About Nokia

Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

Nokia introduces a new Web browser for S60 3rd Edition

okia today unveiled the new Web browser for its world leading smartphone software, S60 platform. The new browser is aimed to provide smartphone users with a true Web experience and industry leading performance when browsing full Web pages on the Internet using a smartphone

Nokia introduces a new Web browser for S60 3rd Edition
November 02, 2005

Powerful open source engine enables intuitive Web experience in S60 smartphones
 
Nokia Mobility Conference 2005, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo Finland – Nokia today unveiled the new Web browser for its world leading smartphone software, S60 platform. The new browser is aimed to provide smartphone users with a true Web experience and industry leading performance when browsing full Web pages on the Internet using a smartphone.  The new Web browser is available to S60 licensees as part of the S60 3rd Edition offering.
 
"Nokia studies of S60 smartphone users show two clear trends: browsing is generating over 60% of data traffic, and the improved network performance of WCDMA/3G more than doubles the browser usage compared to GPRS/EDGE, offering increased revenue potential for operators," said Heikki Heinaro, Vice President, S60 Applications, Nokia Technology Platforms.
 
"Nokia’s approach to browsing on smartphones in the 3G era is to offer a premium solution for content discovery and download, with equal access both to Web sites on the Internet and mobile optimized content. The new Web browser is poised to make Web browsing fast, intuitive, and more enjoyable for both consumers and enterprise users," Heinaro continued.
 
As announced earlier this year, the new Web browser for S60 is based on the WebCore and JavaScriptCore components of Apple’s Safari Web Kit, the industry’s smallest and fastest open source full Web rendering engine for mobile devices that Apple uses in its popular Safari Internet browser. Based on KHTML and KJS from KDE’s Konqueror open source project, this software has enabled Nokia to achieve major improvements in Web site usability on smartphones, through the re-use of a proven desktop rendering engine that has been developed and optimized by a large open source community over many years.
 
"Safari Web Kit’s blazing performance, efficient code base and support for open standards make it an ideal open source technology for projects like the new Web browser for S60," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "We’re delighted that Nokia can take advantage of Apple innovation and our commitment to open source development to bring a new Web experience to S60 smartphones."
 
 
 
The new browser provides a True Web experience though features such as:
 
– Preservation of the original page layout, presented just as the Web site designers intended;
– Easy navigation of Web pages through page miniatures, reducing the amount of scrolling;
– Pop-up blocking, enhanced start page, and simplified menus;
– Visual History, an easy-to-use back function, showing miniature views of previous pages;
– Text Search, which works as you type, taking you directly to the interesting part of the page;
– Web Feeds, providing easy access to RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds from Web sites, blogs, and news stories;
– Dynamic HTML, supporting dynamic menus, rollovers, and scripted behavior such as AJAX applications;
– Extensive support of industry standards including W3C’s HTML, XHTML 1.0, DOM, CSS and SVG-Tiny; other Web standards such as SSL and ECMAScript; and Netscape style plug-ins including Flash Lite and audio.
 
The browser’s open source codebase and extensible architecture will enable other industry parties, such as S60 licensees and the open source community, to develop new features for the browser. S60 application developers can use open APIs to build on top of the browser, using it to render rich content within their application.  Nokia is committed to open source, and intends to actively participate in the open source community to further develop and enhance the browser, contributing Nokia’s expertise in mobility.
 
"The KDE Project is excited that Nokia will bring KDE’s award-winning open source technology to mobile devices through the S60 platform. It is a testament to the value of the open source community’s work, and will stimulate further innovation in KHTML and mobile applications. We look forward to facilitating this innovation through further collaboration with Nokia," said George Staikos, the representative for the KDE Project in North America.
 
About S60
The S60 platform, built on the Symbian OS, is the leading smartphone software in the world and it is licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers in the market. The flexibility of the S60 platform allows for various hardware designs and software configurations. This is demonstrated through the multitude of S60 devices already available on the market. Through its award-winning user interface, extensive support for new mobile services and the innovation potential for partner solutions, the S60 provides an open and scalable business opportunity for mobile operators and 3rd party developers. For further information about S60 news and community, please visit www.s60.com.
 
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

Nokia fosters mobile innovation through open source development

To foster mobile software innovations, Nokia launched today opensource.nokia.com, a new Internet portal for its open source software projects

Nokia fosters mobile innovation through open source development
November 02, 2005

New open source portal for developers launched
 
Nokia Mobility Conference 2005, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland – To foster mobile software innovations, Nokia launched today opensource.nokia.com, a new Internet portal for its open source software projects. This is a natural continuation of Nokia’s active involvement in the open source community. The projects presented in the portal enable Nokia to share mobile software knowledge and innovations with open source developers in order to further drive the mobile industry’s development.
 
Nokia is currently working with the open source community on several projects, such as the open source browser for S60 (Series 60), Maemo, URIQA (URI Query Agent), and Python for S60. Bringing all these projects together, the new portal provides a consolidated view of Nokia’s open source activities and access to its open source projects. The portal itself is built on top of Nokia’s open source semantic web architecture based on URIQA.
 
The open source browser for S60 3rd Edition is based on the work done in one of Nokia’s open source projects. The Maemo development platform provides the tools and the opportunity to collaborate with Nokia on future devices and open source releases in the Linux-based Internet Tablet category. Python for S60 allows the developers who utilize the powerful Python programming language to execute Python commands and run Python scripts and applications on S60 devices.
 
Open source initiatives are important components of Nokia’s offerings in the mobile marketplace. "We believe that open source development contributes to the creation and rapid adaptation of mobile software technologies. The new portal demonstrates our commitment to open source activities, and it is a natural extension for our Forum Nokia online developer community. We welcome open source developers to participate in innovations to Nokia’s software platforms," says Lee Epting, Vice President, Forum Nokia.
 
"Nokia Research Center as a leading research organization is looking at further strengthening our relationship with and actively contributing to the open source community. The new portal will give an excellent opportunity to work in an environment of open innovation and create valuable results," says Dr. Bob Iannucci, Senior Vice President and Head of Nokia Research Center.
 
In addition to its own open source projects, Nokia participates in industry-wide open source projects and communities. One example is the Eclipse Foundation: an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. As a Strategic Developer in the Eclipse Foundation, Nokia leads a project to deliver mobile developer tools for Java and also contributes to several other Eclipse projects, outside the Java scope.
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

Nokia N80 Announced

Nokia today introduced the Nokia N80, the first ever handset to enable seamless home media networking between compatible TVs, audio systems and PCs.

Nokia Nseries enters the digital home with Nokia N80
November 02, 2005

Optimized for both work and play, the small WLAN-enabled Nokia N80 is the world’s first UPnP handset

Nokia Mobility Conference 2005, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland – Nokia today introduced the Nokia N80, the first ever handset to enable seamless home media networking between compatible TVs, audio systems and PCs. The Nokia N80 reflects and harmonizes work and personal life through leading on-the-go productivity tools, multimedia entertainment and mobile photography in a design that communicates success. Weighing only 134 grams, the compact yet feature-rich 3G multimedia device is packed with performance, providing fast internet access and convenient intuitive browsing as well as the possibility to send and receive emails at Wireless LAN (WLAN) speeds.

nokia n80

“A multimedia computer that genuinely enriches people’s lives with connected, mobile multimedia experiences, the Nokia N80 is the size of a stack of business cards,” said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Multimedia, Nokia. “The technological leadership of Nokia Nseries comes together in the Nokia N80, offering people a new, unparalleled experience of enjoying media in the living room by just using the Nokia N80. Comprising the functionality of a highly advanced multimedia computer, the Nokia N80 empowers people to pursue professional goals and personal passions with equal fervor.”

Multimedia connectivity in the Digital Home

With simple to use yet advanced UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) technology*, the pioneering Nokia N80 can be used to tap into the digital home network, acting almost as a remote control, enabling secure and convenient access to compatible PCs, audio equipment and TVs.** Consequently, images and video stored on the Nokia N80 or a compatible PC can be viewed wirelessly on the living room TV, while listening to music stored on the device through the living room audio system. Printing is now faster too, as Nokia N80 users can print wirelessly to any compatible UPnP-enabled home printer or printing kiosk.

Advanced, high speed internet in your pocket

Nokia N80 is the first quadband handset designed to work on 3G (WCDMA 1900 or 2100), WLAN, EDGE and four GSM bands (850/900/1800/1900), enabling broadband access from virtually anywhere on the planet. Incorporating the latest productivity functions in addition to 3G and EDGE data connectivity, people can use the Nokia N80 at more than 136,000*** public WLAN hotspots around the world to access the internet and send large emails or upload high quality images to an online service. Additionally, the Nokia N80 supports the new Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map, featuring a semi-transparent zoomed-out overall view of the web page, enabling users to intuitively navigate to all corners as well as see the web site as it was originally designed. With the experience further heightened by the device’s superior high definition display (352 x 416 pixels, up to 262,144 colors), which incorporates 90% more pixels than QVGA displays commonly found on smartphones and PDAs, the Nokia N80 also incorporates MPEG4 AVC decoding support for high quality video streaming.

High quality photos and videos in just a snap

With great ergonomics for image capture, the Nokia N80 is also an excellent mobile photography device for capturing, collecting and sharing moments and memories. In addition to incorporating a 3 megapixel camera with capture key for fast and stable camera activation, full-screen landscape capture utilizing the entire available high definition display, and a dedicated close-up mode switch, the Nokia N80 also features CIF video capture with inbuilt video stabilization. Moreover, the Nokia N80 incorporates large internal memory of up to 40 MB, which can be further expanded with a hot swap miniSD card of up to 2 GB, allowing users to store up to 1000 high quality images on the device.

Your choice of music on the go

Supporting a wide range of digital music formats, the Nokia N80 boasts a digital music player as well as stereo FM radio and support for Visual Radio****, which provides listeners with a richly interactive information channel, including information on the song and artist currently playing. Furthermore, thanks to the integrated UPnP technology, transferring music between the Nokia N80 and a compatible PC is easier than ever. Alternatively, users can transfer their favorite music via USB 2.0 by simply dragging and dropping from a compatible PC onto the device. As a result of its powerful music features, the Nokia N80 qualifies as a part of the Nokia XpressMusic device range. The XpressMusic feature brand makes it easy for consumers to identify Nokia products that provide a superior mobile music experience.

The Nokia N80, which is based on S60 3rd Edition and Symbian OS, is planned to be commercially available in the first quarter of 2006 with an estimated, unsubsidized sales price of approximately 500 euros.

*UPnP technology, a standard required for an interoperable network in the digital home, enables automatic discovery and remote control of devices, including networked devices and services, such as network-attached PCs and printers, internet gateways, and consumer electronics equipment. UPnP is independent of any particular operating system, programming language, or physical medium (e.g. it can be deployed on top of any IP bearer – WLAN, Ethernet cable, etc).

**Current TVs and stereo systems can be Digital Home enabled with a media link device.

***IDC, Worldwide Hotspot 2004-2008 Forecast and Analysis document number 32697 from December 2004.

****To check the availability and cost of the service, contact your network operator or service provider.

About Nokia Nseries

Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, whenever and wherever they want.

About Nokia

Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

The Nokia N71 announced

Nokia today introduced the Nokia N71, the latest device in the Nokia Nseries high performance multimedia range

Open your world to mobile multimedia with Nokia N71
November 02, 2005

The new Nokia Nseries device offers instant entertainment and fast internet browsing
 
Nokia Mobility Conference 2005, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland – Nokia today introduced the Nokia N71, the latest device in the Nokia Nseries high performance multimedia range. Focusing on the richness of mobile life, the Nokia N71 provides its users with a simple and reliable way to tap into new multimedia experiences. An elegantly designed compact fold with a high-definition 2.4" QVGA display, the Nokia N71 enhances the user experience by providing versatile entertainment and enhanced Web browsing capabilities in addition to the rich Nokia Nseries multimedia feature set.
 nokia n71
"The Nokia N71 is an essential instrument for mobile living," said Juha Putkiranta, Senior Vice President, Multimedia, Nokia. "Instant entertainment, enjoyment and sharing of life’s experiences through pictures, video and music are all offered in a beautiful design that reflects both intelligence and style. This extremely attractive foldable and nice-to-hold 3G device represents what it takes to be a true trendsetter in the mobile world."
 
With the browsing experience accentuated by its huge high resolution color display (320 x 240 pixels, up to 262,144 colors), the Nokia N71 supports the new Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map. Featuring a semi-transparent zoomed-out overall view of the Web page, users can quickly orient themselves and intuitively navigate to all corners of the site as well as see the Web page as it was originally designed. Furthermore, the new browser enables RSS feeds, so users can subscribe to their favorite Web sites and receive regular updates.
 
A pocketable entertainment system, the Nokia N71 keeps people entertained with digital music, videos and stereo FM radio and is the latest member of the Nokia XpressMusic family. The Nokia XpressMusic feature brand makes it easy for people to identify Nokia products that provide a superior mobile music experience. In addition to a 5-band equalizer, the Nokia N71 has a slot for a miniSD card of up to 2 GB, which can store up to 1500 songs. Users can transfer their favorite music from a compatible PC simply by dragging and dropping onto the Nokia N71 using USB 2.0. Furthermore, with support for Visual Radio*, listeners are offered a richly interactive information channel, including the song and artist currently playing.
 
The Nokia N71 makes keeping on top of busy work and social life easy. Thanks to latest 3G technology, people can enjoy fast connection speeds, ideal for sending emails with attachments, browsing the internet or uploading favorite images to share online with friends. The full range of organizer information, including calendar, notes and to do lists, can also be effortlessly synchronized with compatible PCs via Bluetooth wireless technology, infrared or USB. Additionally, features like email, instant messaging, MMS and SMS enable Nokia N71 users to keep in touch with friends or colleagues. Furthermore, the Nokia N71 includes the Catalogs Client mobile shopping application, enabling users to quickly discover, trial and purchase new applications, services and content from operators or third-party sources.
 
Incorporating a 2 megapixel camera, Nokia N71 users can capture spontaneous moments or record experiences and, thanks to the Nokia XpressShare solution, quickly and effortlessly with just a few simple clicks share them. With Nokia XpressShare, photos, video and audio can be shared via email, MMS or Bluetooth wireless technology directly after capture or from the device’s gallery. Moreover, images can be shared immediately with friends thanks to the large high resolution color display, which also heightens the experience of video communications, including video sharing*, where people can share a live camera view or video clips during a normal voice call.
 
The Nokia N71 music experience can be further enhanced by the in-box Nokia Audio Adapter, which enables users to listen to the device’s digital music player or stereo FM radio through standard stereo headphones. With the separately available Nokia Audio Cable, users can also plug the Nokia N71 into a compatible home stereo system for stereo playback.
 
The Nokia N71, which is based on S60 3rd Edition and Symbian OS, is planned to be commercially available in the first quarter of 2006 with an estimated, unsubsidized sales price of approximately 400 euros.
 
*To check the availability and cost of the service, contact your network operator or service provider.
 
About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, whenever and wherever they want.
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

The Nokia N92 announced

The Nokia N92 offers easy access to TV programs without having to sit in front of a television set. Users can set reminders to watch their favorite TV programs, create personal channel lists and subscribe to TV channel packages.

Presenting the Nokia N92: TV goes Mobile
November 02, 2005

The world’s first integrated DVB-H mobile device makes prime time any time

 

nokia n92 

Nokia Mobility Conference 2005, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland – At the Nokia Mobility Conference, Nokia today proudly presented the Nokia N92, the first integrated DVB-H mobile device in the Nokia Nseries range for watching broadcast TV programs. The Nokia N92 offers easy access to TV programs without having to sit in front of a television set. Users can set reminders to watch their favorite TV programs, create personal channel lists and subscribe to TV channel packages. The outstanding new form factor offers a highly ergonomic user-experience. The usability is further enhanced by the large 2.8" anti-glare QVGA screen with 16 million colors and the dedicated media keys that deliver a rich viewing experience. 
 
"The Nokia N92 is the first in a range of products bringing together the rich experience of conventional broadcast TV with the connected experience of mobility to create a new category – mobile TV," said Richard Sharp, Vice President of Rich Media at Nokia.  "We are confident that mobile TV will be an exciting new service for consumers, as well as generate new opportunities for innovation and growth in the mobile and media industries."
 
The Nokia N92 has four different modes for simple and easy usage. The new view mode is especially designed for watching TV and video. To start watching mobile TV*, users simply need to open the Nokia N92 in view mode and press the Multimedia key. The Electronic Service Guide (ESG) contains information about the available TV channels, programs and services. Other mobile TV features include watching time of up to four hours, recording and 30 seconds replay.
 
The cellular connectivity means people can interact with the TV, through services such as voting, program feedback and additional web discovery. Further, the Nokia N92 supports the new Nokia  Web Browser with Mini Map, which provides a semi-transparent zoomed-out view of a web page that enables users to quickly orient themselves on a small screen. With an overall view of the web page, users can intuitively navigate to all corners of it as well as see the web page as it was originally designed.
 
The Nokia N92 is also an XpressMusic device, with up to 2 GB memory card support, offering storage for up to 1500 songs delivered through the built-in stereo speakers or a stereo headset. The entertainment experience is further complimented by FM radio with Visual Radio support*. Additional Nseries features include 2 megapixel camera for print-quality photos and email attachment support.
 
The Nokia N92 provides a rich range of connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, infrared, Bluetooth wireless technology as well as USB 2.0 (Mass Storage Class), which allows users to connect the Nokia N92 directly to a compatible PC for quick and convenient file transfers or downloads.
 
The Nokia N92, which is based on S60 3rd Edition and Symbian OS, is planned to be commercially available in mid 2006 in Europe, Africa and Asia, in countries where DVB-H services are available, with an estimated, unsubsidized sales price of approximately 600 euros.
 
*To check the availability and cost of the service, contact your network operator or service provider.

Nokia announces convergence devices for mobile TV and the digital home at Nokia Mobility Conference 2005

Nokia strikes another high note with the launch of three more Nokia Nseries multimedia devices, while new Nokia products and solutions for enterprises, application developers and mobile networks give convergence a push.

NOKIA PRESS RELEASE November 2, 2005

Nokia announces convergence devices for mobile TV and the digital home at Nokia Mobility Conference 2005

Nokia strikes another high note with the launch of three more Nokia Nseries multimedia devices, while new Nokia products and solutions for enterprises, application developers and mobile networks give convergence a push.
 
Nokia Mobility Conference 2005, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland – Today, at the Nokia Mobility Conference 2005, Nokia illuminated its convergence strategy by extending the Nokia Nseries multimedia range to include three new devices: the Nokia N92 (the world’s first mobile device with a built-in DVB-H receiver), the Nokia N71 and the Nokia N80. With these new devices consumers can wirelessly watch mobile TV, stream music, share photos and send emails with attachments, using technologies such as 3G, WLAN and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)*.
 
This latest launch follows the announcement in October of the Nokia Eseries, a new family of Nokia smartphones targeted at the business world. The Nokia Nseries, first launched in April, and the Nokia Eseries are the manifestation of Nokia’s vision of convergence and the emerging digital industry, bringing together information technology, enterprise applications, broadcasting, music and imaging. Speaking at the Nokia Mobility Conference, Nokia Chairman and CEO Jorma Ollila explained how devices like these lie at the heart of digital convergence.
 
"We expect the market for convergence devices to double to 100 million units in 2006. Developers, media companies and enterprises are shifting their focus to Nokia’s S60 smartphone platform, as they see the business potential of using it to offer content and ensure secure remote access to corporate applications," said Ollila. "Convergence is opening up a world of opportunities for our customers and partners, and Nokia is committed to developing the tools, solutions and products to make the promise of the digital industry a reality."
 
Nokia N92: the clearest picture yet for mobile TV
The Nokia N92 is the world’s first mobile device with a built-in DVB-H receiver, making it possible for users to watch and record live TV at any time. Based on open standards, DVB-H is the leading mobile-TV broadcasting technology, enabling low-cost delivery of high-quality broadcast programs to mass audiences.
 
The Nokia N92 features applications and functionalities that make it easy for users to watch and search for TV programs, create personal channel lists, subscribe to TV-channel packages, set program reminders and access interactive TV services. The ergonomic form factor includes media keys, a view mode and a large (2.8") anti-glare QVGA screen supporting 16 million colors.
 
Nokia N71: all-in-one entertainment
The latest member of the Nokia XpressMusic family, the Nokia N71 is a pocket-sized entertainment system complete with stereo FM radio and support for digital music and videos. The Nokia N71 also features the new Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map. This allows a semi-transparent, zoomed-out view of a web page, so that users can quickly orientate themselves on a handset screen.
 
Nokia N80: make yourself at home
Equipped with WLAN and 3G, the Nokia N80 is the world’s first handset to feature UPnP technology. This allows it to be used as a remote control for wirelessly swapping content between compatible PCs, audio equipment and TVs. Images and video stored on the Nokia N80 or on a compatible PC can be viewed on a TV, for instance, while music stored on the device can be played through an audio system. Nokia N80 users can also print wirelessly to any UPnP-enabled printer. In addition, the Nokia N80 supports most commonly used email solutions and office-application formats.
 
Web browsing in your pocket
At the conference Nokia also unveiled a new web browser for its S60 software for smartphones. The browser, designed to give equal access both to full web pages and mobile-optimized content, is available for S60 licensees as part of the S60 3rd Edition offering. With the browser built on open architecture, S60 licensees and open source developers will be able to extend its core and build new features on top of it.
 
In keeping with this open source approach, Nokia has also launched a new Internet portal for its open source software projects: opensource.nokia.com. The portal, a natural extension for the Forum Nokia online developer community, consolidates Nokia’s open source activities and provides access to its projects.
 
Mobilizing the enterprise
The new Nokia Eseries family of smartphones for the business world also made its public debut at the conference. The Nokia E60, the Nokia E61 and the Nokia E70, each with its own distinct design, are built on a platform that meets the security and manageability needs of corporate IT professionals. The Nokia Eseries is targeted at companies and public institutions that want to improve their performance while keeping the cost of device management and support under control.
 
Nokia Eseries devices support all GSM bands, 3G, WLAN, corporate email access and advanced voice functionality (including IP PBX connectivity over WLAN), and offer integrated security features and tools for device management. Multiple email solutions are supported, including BlackBerry Connect, GoodLink, Nokia Business Center, Seven Mobile Mail, Seven Always-on mail and Visto Mobile. Nokia Eseries devices are a perfect fit with the Nokia Business Center, a robust and cost-effective solution for the mass-market rollout of corporate mobile email.
 
Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station: a new way to build 3G
Nokia has also introduced the small, modular and high-capacity Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station. Built on a completely new platform, the Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station enables operators to make more efficient use of their base-station sites, reducing site costs by up to 70 percent.  In addition to supporting WCDMA and High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) technologies, the base station’s future-proof architecture, compatible with Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI) specifications, will later allow operators to rapidly deploy new technologies, such as WiMAX.
 
* Note to editors
UPnP technology, a standard required for an interoperable network in the digital home, enables automatic discovery and remote control of devices. These include networked devices and services, such as network-attached PCs and printers, Internet gateways, and consumer electronics devices. UPnP is independent of any particular operating system, programming language, or physical medium, meaning it can be deployed on top of any IP bearer – WLAN, Ethernet cable, etc.
 
About Nokia Mobility Conference
Now in its tenth year, the Nokia Mobility Conference is one of the world’s premier forums for operators, developers, IT vendors, content owners, service providers, retailers, and other members of the mobility-industry value chain. Featuring speakers from Nokia and other key players in the industry, the Nokia Mobility Conference showcases real-life examples of business opportunities across the sector.
 
Please visit www.nokia.com/press for the detailed product and collaboration initiatives announced at the Nokia Mobility Conference 2005.
 
About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, whenever and wherever they want.
 
About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.