Nokia and Linksys to Drive Mobile Technologies Throughout the Digital Home Nokia 770 Internet Tablet Bundled With Linksys Wireless Routers and

Gateways To Create New "Go Wireless at Home" Solution



    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
 from Linksys.
     "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
 digital home*.
     Availability
     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.
     About Linksys
     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
     About Nokia
     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.
     www.nokia.com
     www.nokia.com/mobiletv
     *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
 adverse conditions.
     Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.
 and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries.
     Copyright (c) 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
 
 

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