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Nokia and T-Mobile reveal exquisitely crafted luxury slider phone


The artistically inspired 8801 phone boasts stainless-steel strength and a distinguished design

June 14, 2006, Bellevue, Wash. and Irving, Texas, USA - Continuing to unveil unique handset designs with ’must-have’ features and reliable service, Nokia and T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the availability of the distinctive Nokia 8801 phone online at and at select T-Mobile retail stores.

Immediately recognized as a hallmark of taste and elegance, the Nokia 8801 phone is crafted of the finest materials, including high-grade stainless steel, mineral glass and a precision sliding mechanism. An iconic expression of style, the Nokia 8801 phone is certain to be a favorite of today’s mobile consumer.

“The bold design and robust feature set make the Nokia 8801 phone more than simply another handset, it’s an experience,” said John Clelland, senior vice president of segment marketing for T-Mobile USA. “We’re excited to offer T-Mobile customers a unique device to go hand-in-hand with their lifestyle.”

The Nokia 8801 phone is a conversation starter with a slim stainless steel body and bright, colorful display that slides open with power and precision. Other great features include Bluetooth connectivity, an integrated SVGA camera to capture still images and video of the latest and greatest; tri-band functionality, a speakerphone, voice recognition and active slide - allowing calls to be answered or ended with a flick of a thumb.

“The Nokia 8801 phone is certainly a well-featured mobile phone - but it is the high level of craftsmanship and uncompromising materials that make it the ultimate object of desire,” said Dirk Williamson, vice president of sales for Nokia. “The combination of the phone’s award-winning design with T-Mobile’s industry-recognized customer service will be an unbeatable draw for those consumers who demand the best of everything.”

About T-Mobile USA
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. T-Mobile USA’s GSM/GPRS voice and data networks in the United States (including roaming and other agreements) reach more than 268 million people. In addition, T-Mobile operates the largest carrier-grade, commercial wireless broadband network in the United States, providing Wi-Fi access at more than 7,400 public locations throughout the country, with further Wi-Fi access being made available at over 27,000 international roaming locations. For more information, visit the company Web site at
T-Mobile® is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

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 such as mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.


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