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NOKIA CONNECTION 2009: Discover, Connect, Experience Nokia’s personalised solutions


Singapore - At the Nokia Connection event held in Singapore today, Nokia demonstrated its commitment to harness the power of the internet and mobility to deliver compelling services and solutions to consumers. Nokia announced a number of devices with solutions that can be personalised to connect people in new and better ways.

In a keynote at the opening ceremony of the event, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Mary McDowell said, “Nokia envisions a world where people will be empowered to share and connect with what matters most to them through highly personalised and contextually relevant solutions. To this end, Nokia is driving this transformation both as a company and externally to build a vibrant ecosystem and deliver relevant and delightful solutions to consumers.”

“The Asia Pacific market has been an extremely important region for Nokia over the years and remains hugely important to Nokia. Asian consumers’ eagerness to use technology makes this region a great place to introduce new devices and services. Singapore and many of its Southeast Asian neighbours represented here today will be among the first to take advantage of the future solutions Nokia intends to bring as we connect the planet so that everyone can participate,” added Mary McDowell.

Chris Carr, Vice President of Sales in SEAP region, commented, “We are witnessing exciting developments in our industry driven by the rapid convergence of the internet and mobile. This is not only happening in advanced markets but for everyone. According to industry estimates, we have already reached the 4 billion mobile connections milestone globally early this year. The next phase of growth will be very much driven by the emerging markets, including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Many of the population from these markets are accessing the internet, information, education, and entertainment on their first mobile. Nokia is playing a pivotal role in this transformation.”

Nokia E72 for comprehensive messaging solution
Nokia unveiled the new Nokia E72, its latest full QWERTY smartphone which brings a rich mobile email and instant messaging experience right out of the box, making it a great device for people who want to be connected, and productive in both their personal and professional lives.

Building on the formula from the hugely successful Nokia E71, this latest arrival in Nokia’s Eseries family maintains the essential elements of its predecessor, whilst still improving its capabilities in a number of areas. For the first time, owners will be able to set up instant messaging (IM) accounts provided by Nokia Messaging direct from the homescreen. In just a few steps, device owners will be able to connect to their favorite IM accounts such as Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi amongst many others. The Nokia E72 is expected to begin shipping late in the third quarter of 2009.

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic touches all the right notes for music lovers
Nokia today announced the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, a compact XpressMusic device that uses a touch interface for accessing people and content on the brilliantly clear homescreen. The ’scrolling’ Contacts Bar provides direct access to 20 people and their latest conversations and media updates. The homescreen also features one touch shortcuts to content and popular social networks, like Facebook and MySpace.

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic follows in the footsteps of the top-rated Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, expanding the touch XpressMusic phone range with a youthful device that has a solid stainless steel frame finish and comes in five vivid colors. The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2009.

Compact and functional new Nokia 3710 fold
Nokia introduced the Nokia 3710 fold, a mobile device that balances eye-catching design with the latest in mobile functionality. The compact Nokia 3710 fold adds a personal touch with an artistic pattern on the cover and comes with an appealing array of features in a renewed, but instantly familiar user interface.

Together with the range of Ovi services on offer Nokia brings mobile Internet experiences to a growing number of consumers who want to share their memories, browse those of others, or explore new services and content. The Nokia 3710 fold is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Driving Innovation with content providers and developers for Ovi Store
Building a sound business ecosystem with content providers and third party developers is a key area of development for Nokia to bring exciting applications and content to consumers via Ovi Store. Forum Nokia works closely with more than 4 million developers from around the world to develop applications for Nokia devices.

Representatives of content providers and developers like Gambit, Singapore Press Holdings and tenCube were present at the Nokia Connection event to demonstrate to the media and analysts their innovative applications developed for Nokia and Ovi Store.

With Ovi Store, content providers and developers have the opportunity to distribute their media and applications to millions of Nokia consumers across more than 75 Nokia devices. Nokia’s latest flagship device, Nokia N97 which just started selling in this region is the first device to ship with Ovi Store, offering consumers easy access to applications, games, videos, and many more.


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