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WidSets reaches 1 million registered users


May 25, 2007

More and more mobile phone users across the world discover easy way to access the Internet

Espoo, Finland - Launched only in October 2006, WidSets today announced that it has reached 1 million registered users worldwide.

“Having 1 million registered users in the mobile space is almost unheard of and WidSets has clearly set the benchmark for tools and distribution channels designed for content and media owners,” said Ulla Särkikangas, Director, Consumer Internet Services, Nokia Emerging Business Unit.

WidSets is a handset manufacturer-independent service that brings the best bits of the Internet, such as communities, news, blogs, reviews, and weather reports straight to the mobile phone. It uses mini-applications called widgets to deliver up to date Internet content to mobile phones and enables the user to create their own widgets.

WidSets has evolved its social networking service further and developed also new sharing features for Email and Private Chat. The comprehensive WidSets library currently has more than 1500 widgets. The widgets deliver an alert when someone has posted a comment to a blog, informs the user about a traffic jam, and makes it possible to play games and interact with individual web communities from the mobile phone.

WidSets works on a wide variety of mobile phone brands and is compatible on more than 300 mobile devices. User can easily download WidSets at or on mobile at WidSets was born out of Nokia Emerging Business Unit and represents a first step in Nokia’s vision of mobilising the Internet.

About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks.

About WidSets
WidSets is a popular consumer Internet service allowing people to create, publish, enjoy and share their favorite internet content on their mobile phones. Consumers can personalize their internet experience on their mobile by selecting the widgets they want. WidSets is a mobile phone agnostic service working with most brands and models. WidSets represents a first step in mobilizing the Internet vision of Nokia and was launched in October 2006.

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Nokia, Emerging Business Unit
Tel. +358 7180 45792


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