HELSINKI, Finland and LONDON, England, April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
-- Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the world leader in mobile communications and
Linksys(R), a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc, the recognized leading
provider of voice, wireless and networking hardware for the consumer and
small business customer today announced a product bundle entitled, "Go
wireless at home", which includes the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet bundled
with either a Linksys high-speed wireless router or gateway. This
convenient and secure wireless Internet bundle has been designed to provide
freedom for home users who wish to access the Internet using the Nokia 770
Internet Tablet over Wi-Fi, together with the latest in wireless solutions
"The digital home is currently one of the most exciting trends in the
consumer electronics industry," says Ari Virtanen, vice president of
Nokia's Convergence Products. "Nokia aims to be at the forefront of that
development by providing solutions that introduce mobile devices to the
digital home offering, such as the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. This
co-operation with Linksys is a good example of new solutions within the
communications industry that offer enhanced convenience for home users."
"Working together, our two organizations are bringing the benefits and
freedom of wireless networking to the home," adds Robert Auci, sales
director for Linksys in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "The design and
functionality of both the 770 and Linksys wireless routers and gateways
make a definite statement in any digital home. This is truly a compelling
offering for any digital living enthusiast."
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet provides mobile broadband access to the
Internet via Wi-Fi or by Bluetooth connection with compatible mobile
devices. Its wide high-resolution screen makes it optimal for viewing
online content away from a laptop and/or desktop computer. The Nokia 770
Internet Tablet includes web browser, email client, news reader and media
players for listening to music and watching videos. It runs on Linux based
Nokia Internet Tablet software which is based on popular desktop Linux and
Open Source technologies. The maemo web site (www.maemo.org) provides Open
Source developers and innovation houses tools and opportunities to
collaborate on new applications. Already numerous developers have created
more than one hundred applications that are available for the device. A
full list of features and product software support of the Nokia 770 is
available at www.nokia.com/770.
A variety of router and gateway connectivity options will be available
in the bundle, including the Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router
with SpeedBooster and the WAG54GX2 Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Gateway with
SRX200, based on MIMO technology, which have been tested to work seamlessly
with the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet and offer maximum performance in the
The joint Nokia/Linksys product bundle is available in the first phase
through a link on the Nokia website www.nokia.com/770 in UK, Ireland,
Germany, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Spain, France,
Austria and Belgium.
Founded in 1988, Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:
CSCO) is the recognized leader in Voice, Wireless and Ethernet networking
hardware for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated
to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering
innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety
of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support
to its customers. For more information, visit www.linksys.com/uk
Nokia is the 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.
*Actual real-world throughput, speed and range will depend upon a
number of factors, including distance from the access point, volume of
network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system
used, whether a mixed network configuration is used, interference and other
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