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Forum Nokia PRO Imaging Zone to provide advanced support for companies creating mobile imaging applications and services


New community to drive tight integration of Nokia multimedia devices with leading online Sharing and Printing Services

February 09, 2007 - Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the launch of a new Forum Nokia business community, Forum Nokia PRO Imaging Zone, designed to drive the development of mobile imaging technologies and enhance consumer experiences in capturing and sharing images with the latest Nokia Nseries devices.

The new Forum Nokia PRO Imaging Zone will provide exclusive access to Nokia technologies to qualified application developers, online community and imaging service providers, imaging product vendors, mobile operators and other technology oriented companies, as well as opportunities to participate in select Nokia marketing and business development activities.

The Forum Nokia PRO Imaging Zone will be jointly managed by Forum Nokia PRO, part of Nokia’s global developer organization, and Nokia’s Multimedia business group and is open to current members of Forum Nokia PRO and to other companies that specialize in developing imaging related technologies, products and services. Companies may join Nokia’s new imaging business community without any fees, but must qualify for membership.

Participation in Forum Nokia PRO Imaging Zone will enable member companies to ensure close interoperability of their applications and services with imaging and video technologies deployed in Nokia Nseries multimedia devices, helping to provide a seamless user experience between Nokia’s leading imaging devices and third-party imaging products and services.

Members will receive technology specifications that enable business opportunities in high-resolution image sharing and printing, including Nokia’s imaging service framework, an architecture that enables third-party companies to run services that are tightly integrated into the Nokia User Interface. Members will also receive the latest information on mobile imaging-related marketing, business opportunities and legal frameworks for technology access.

In 2006, Nokia sold around 140 million connected cameras, making Nokia the world’s largest digital camera manufacturer. Furthermore, camera phone sales were over 4x the size of the digital still camera market already in 2005.

“Forum Nokia PRO Imaging Zone will serve as Nokia’s premier channel for providing information about developments in mobile imaging to our closest associates,” said Mikko Pilkama, Director, See New Experiences, Nokia. “It will offer content and activities geared toward engaging developers with Nokia’s Multimedia business unit and bringing together companies in the imaging community. This new technology Zone will accommodate a variety of business interests that span geographical regions and cover a wide range of imaging technologies, applications and services.”

“The Forum Nokia PRO Imaging Zone will help to speed the development of advanced image creation, management and sharing solutions targeted at the hundreds of millions of camera phone users worldwide,” said Terence Swee, CEO of muvee, which develops automatic video editing solutions for camera phones and other platforms. “Our participation in PRO Imaging Zone will enable us to continue to provide advances in personal video creation tools for users seeking to tap the full potential of mobile devices for high-resolution image creation and sharing on today’s 3G networks.”

The new Forum Nokia PRO Imaging Zone will be administered through the Americas, EMEA and Asia regional operations of Forum Nokia PRO and joins other specialized developer offerings launched by Forum Nokia PRO, including the Forum Nokia PRO: Flash Zone, the Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone, the Forum Nokia PRO Enterprise Zone and Forum Nokia PRO Networks Zone.

Forum Nokia PRO offers developer companies access to valuable business development and technical support resources, including events, marketing and public relations support, technical platform roadmaps, discounted devices, pre-release tools, SDKs and code samples for Java, C++/Symbian OS, as well as increased awareness in Nokia channels and joint-marketing activities

Further information on developer tools, resources and technical documentation available through Forum Nokia PRO and the Forum Nokia PRO Imaging Zone can be found online at

About Forum Nokia
Nokia’s global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at

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.


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