Nokia India today announced its tie-up with Tata DOCOMO, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices, one of the fastest-growing, telecom service provider to offer Nokia Ovi Life Tools to a larger base of consumers in rural and semi-urban India.
Nokia Ovi Life Tools are ground breaking services specifically created for the emerging markets to plug information gaps in the areas of Agriculture, Education and Entertainment.
As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Nokia and Tata DOCOMO will collaborate to offer Nokia Ovi Life Tools services to all Tata DOCOMO subscribers. Both partners will work together to deliver news alerts in the fields of Agriculture and Education on schemes and other relevant information directly to thousands of users using this service. (more…)
– Advanced Mobile Devices Anticipated to Feature S60 Software and Qualcomm’s
Integrated Chipsets for a New Level of Mobile Performance –
ESPOO, Finland and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia and
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that the two companies are planning to
work together to develop advanced UMTS mobile devices, initially for North
America. The companies intend for the devices to be based on S60 software on
Symbian OS, the world’s most used software for smartphones, and utilize
Qualcomm’s advanced Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7xxx-series and
MSM8xxx-series chipsets for cutting-edge processing performance and
ubiquitous mobile broadband capabilities. The first mobile devices based on
this collaboration would be expected to launch in mid-2010 and be compatible
with the forthcoming Symbian Foundation platform.
“Nokia is very pleased to be in discussions with Qualcomm around designing
mobile devices that can benefit from the high level of integration found on
MSM chipsets,” said Kai Oistamo, executive vice president, Devices, Nokia.
“We are eager to demonstrate to the industry the possibilities that exist
when innovative and open software is combined with advanced hardware
“Nokia and Qualcomm are leaders in advanced wireless technologies, and this
new level of cooperation would bring exceptional leaps in mobile performance
to people around the world,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president
of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. ”We are very
excited about the possibility of the substantial synergies between S60
software and MSM chipsets.”m
BARCELONA, February 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia today unveiled two new additions to its Eseries range, the Nokia E75 and Nokia E55, which
are the first to ship with the company’s new email user interface. Both devices also come standard with Nokia Messaging that, when added to the
company’s corporate email clients, gives people the most efficient solution for accessing the world’s consumer and corporate email on the go.
In today’s climate, the costs and benefits of technology are under closer scrutiny and email is an essential driver of efficiency and productivity.
“Efficiency is about doing more with less and focusing on what’s truly essential,” says Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President at Nokia. “With direct
access to Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes, companies can potentially save up to a third of their operating costs as there’s no need for middleware
or additional servers.”
With the latest Eseries devices, people will no longer need to boot up a PC to get a full desktop email experience. The enhanced email UI includes
folder and HTML email support, expandable views and sorting capability by date, sender and size, as well as the most commonly used email functions just
a single click away. On top of email, the devices also offer improved calendar capability, as well as contacts and task management. “With the Nokia E75 we
took a lot of inspiration from the Nokia 9300, which was our first mini communicator,” adds Oistamo. “Owners of the Nokia 9300 loved the messaging
functionality a full keyboard provided, but also used the traditional phone keypad a great deal. With the Nokia E75 we kept these essential ingredients,
significantly upgraded all of the features and made it as compact as possible.”
“When we launched the Nokia E71 last year, we really set a new standard for just how compact a full QWERTY device could be,” continues Oistamo. “We
have continued on this theme and have come back with the world’s most compact messaging device, the Nokia E55.” With the benefits of a compact QWERTY
keyboard – as well as one click access to the most commonly use programs – reading, managing and responding to emails is quick and efficient. Another
standout feature is the extensive battery life, with the Nokia E55 providing up to 28 days of standby time.
“With the Nokia E55 we have made messaging as efficient and pocketable as possible,” continues Oistamo. “In our usage tests, the Nokia E55′s compact
QWERTY keyboard has been proven to be fast to learn and quicker to use than standard phone keypads.”
Added to the Nokia Messaging service, both devices come with full Nokia Maps and assisted GPS with integrated 3-month license for turn-by-turn
navigation, and a great gaming experience with N-Gage on board. With Ovi Files, also included on the Nokia E75, important files stored on a PC can be
remotely managed and shared, even when your PC is switched off.
The new handsets come in the wake of the most successful year for Eseries to date, with more than 10 million units shipped in 2008. “With companies
looking to consolidate costs and assets, and with the number of email-enabled devices in the Nokia range and our direct access model, Nokia look set to
continue this performance in 2009,” concludes Oistamo.
The Nokia E75 is expected to ship in March at an estimated retail price of 375 EUR, before taxes and subsidies. The Nokia E55 is expected to ship in
the second quarter at an estimated retail price will be 265 EUR, before taxes and subsidies.
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BARCELONA, February 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia today unveiled the Ovi Store: the world’s first content and application store to personalize
content according to a person’s social connections and physical location. Nokia also made it easier than ever to get email on your phone with the
launch of the Nokia E75 and Nokia E55, which open up access to the world’s email inboxes and feature Nokia’s most advanced email solutions to date.
Additionally, Nokia introduced the latest arrival in its Navigator line, the Nokia 6710 Navigator, and the Nokia 6720 classic, which build on the Nokia
heritage of mid-range phones that deliver top-of-the-range experiences.
“These solutions will make it easier for people to find and prioritize the things that really matter to them in their personal and professional
lives, through cool new applications, improved mobile navigation and one-touch email access,” said Nokia President and CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.
“In the current economic climate everyone is taking a closer look at the costs and benefits of technology. The devices and services announced today
reflect Nokia’s approach to delivering solutions that have a big impact at an affordable price, without the need to compromise or cut corners.”
“We believe that with our global scale and our drive to personalize the Internet through services like ‘Social Location,’ we are well-positioned to
set new benchmarks in innovation and enhanced Internet services that will benefit everyone,” said Kallasvuo.
Ovi Store opens for business
Commercially open in May, the Ovi Store will offer people targeted content based on their social connections and physical location, or what
Nokia calls ‘Social Location’. The Ovi Store provides developers with a dynamic and potentially lucrative opportunity to offer Nokia’s global
consumer base new, useful and exciting applications. Content providers will be able to get their work into the store via a single channel,
Publish.Ovi.com, which will be open for content from February 16. Building an open ecosystem of developers and consumers lies at the heart of Nokia’s vision of transforming the Internet into a deeply personalized experience. With a passionate community of 3.5 million developers in Forum Nokia creating
hundreds of thousands of apps, the Ovi Store is expected to be brimming with exciting new content by summertime.
Nokia E75 and Nokia E55 deliver efficiency in email
The Nokia E75 boast full desktop email functionality with a slide out QWERTY keyboard and simple three-step email setup and is the first device to
ship with Nokia Messaging, a service that opens up the world’s leading consumer email accounts including Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail. Direct access to
over 90 percent of corporate inboxes is also possible with Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler. Making messaging as compact as possible, the
Nokia E55 comes with a new compact QWERTY keyboard and has a standby time of nearly a month, as well as all of the features one expects from a high end
The best navigation experience possible
The Nokia 6710 Navigator provides everything one would expect from a stand alone GPS device, with all the benefits of a converged mobile device.
The solution provided by the new Navigator includes real time ‘drive and walk’ navigation, full regional maps, and hardware elements like a dedicated
navigator key, touch area for zooming and a large display. Another new arrival is the Nokia 6720 classic, which offers a great voice experience with
new active noise cancellation and a form factor that fits to your face.
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a
wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business
mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of
focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.