Nokia Connection 2007: making connected living a reality
Singapore - At its annual Nokia Connection event held in Singapore, Nokia, the world leader in mobility, today gave journalists, industry analysts and industry partners from across the Asia-Pacific region a close-up look at its latest range of devices, solutions, applications and services. Bearing the theme “My Connected Life”, the day-long event saw Nokia executives and invited guests exchange information and ideas on a wide range of topics, including design and technology. Senior executives from the Chief Technology Officer’s office, Nokia Research Center, Nokia Design and Multimedia also presented their strategies and solutions in support of Nokia’s mission of taking a very human approach to technology.
Always the highlight of the event, the Nokia Connection 2007 showcase wowed the guests with its line-up of devices, services and applications. New and exciting applications from the developer community platform Forum Nokia, Nokia Research Center (NRC), Nokia Emerging Business Unit (NEBU) and S60 also provided guests with a view of applications that consumers and industry partners can look forward to - now and in the near future. The Nokia Connection 2007 program also featured presentations - tailored for the media - by executives from Nokia Design, NRC, S60, Multimedia and Nokia Siemens Networks.
At the opening ceremony of the event, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Dr Tero Ojanpera, said, "At Nokia our promise continues to be in making people feel close to what matters to them. How we do this is through very human technology and combining simplicity and innovation in brilliant new ways.
“With the new phones and accessories launched today and the demonstrations at the Expo here at Nokia Connection, it is clear there is great potential for the industry that is increasingly focused on the ways we experience and share our lives,” added Dr Ojanpera.
Launch of 3 new devices and 3 Bluetooth headsets
Maintaining the promise of keeping things simple, Nokia unveiled three versatile mobile phones for the mid-range market, and 3 bluetooth headsets to make connected mobility more convenient.
Expanding its portfolio of affordable and well-designed mobile devices were the Nokia 6267, with enhanced music capabilities and other multimedia applications, and utilizing 3G technology to enable fast downloads, internet browsing and video calls. Also making its world premiere was the Nokia 3500 classic, an easy-to-use, stylish device which offers traditional features in a timeless design. Rounding off the batch was the Nokia 6121 classic*, with HSDPA technology for faster and easier downloads, internet browsing, video streaming and receiving emails with attachments. The Nokia 6121 classic supports quadband GSM and WCDMA 900/2100 technology.
Nokia also launched three Bluetooth headsets, giving consumers more variety to choose from as they make their connected living more convenient. The sleek Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-602 sports a classic design with a comfortable earhook with convenient control keys, while the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-803 has a premium finish with elegant stainless steel details, and also has an innovative touch sensitive audio control. For music lovers, the A2DP-enabled Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-604 delivers excellent HiFi audio quality wirelessly, taking the mobile music experience to a new level.
Launch of commercial broadcast mobile TV services in Malaysia
Nokia also announced its collaboration with MiTV Corporation Sdn Bhd to bring commercial broadcast mobile TV services using the Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H) technology to Malaysia in the second half of 2007. Among Nokia’s many commercial broadcast mobile TV services utilizing DVB-H technology globally, the service will enable consumers to watch their favourite channels anytime, anywhere. Nokia Siemens Networks will provide MiTV’s broadcast mobile TV service with an end-to-end deployment process - including implementation, integration and application development - and will also maintain MiTV’s infrastructure on a turnkey basis.
Nokia enhances Mobile Search offerings in five countries
From the third quarter of 2007, consumers will gain access to more localized search results. New content providers - Infomedia India, TM Info-media in Malaysia, Directories Philippines Corporation, Yellow Pages (Singapore) Limited and Teleinfo Media (Thailand Yellow Pages) - will provide Nokia Nseries users with most local business and service listings in their markets. With the latest additions, Nokia Mobile Search now has more than twenty five content providers from around the world bringing information to consumers in over forty languages.
*In Asia Pacific, the Nokia 6121 classic will be available in Australia and New Zealand only.
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