Nokia and Six Apart Announce Mobile Web Logging for Content Sharing

Nokia Lifeblog Will Become Compatible With Six Apart's TypePad and Enable

Multiplatform Blogging

SAN MATEO, California and HELSINKI, Finland, September 8

Sep 08, 2004, 01:00 ET from Nokia

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia and Six Apart today announced that they are
 collaborating to create a powerful blogging experience for people who want to
 share their lives online as they happen. Mobile web logging is one of the
 most dynamic areas in content sharing today, making people able to publish
 content on the World Wide Web using their handsets. TypePad's enhanced set of
 media features have been designed by Six Apart and Nokia to enable blogging
 both with mobile phone and PC. Blogging provides the rapidly increasing
 number of camera phone users a new way of benefiting from their mobile phone.
     "Several trends are converging, making it not only possible but also easy
 to document your life and share it with others, from anywhere," said Barak
 Berkowitz, Six Apart's CEO. "Use of camera phones is now widespread, and
 weblogging is being increasingly adopted by consumers. The ubiquity of
 Internet access makes it possible to remotely share your experiences with
 family and friends. By combining Six Apart's TypePad and Nokia Lifeblog
 enhanced mobile capabilities, we're making it easy for people to stay in
 touch no matter where they are."
     "Nokia Lifeblog is further evolving into a great tool for life sharing.
 Thanks to the collaboration with Six Apart, a shaper in the blog community,
 users will be able to upload multimedia like photos, videos, text messages,
 and multimedia messages to their TypePad account," said Christian Lindholm,
 Director of Multimedia Applications, Nokia Ventures Organization. "With the
 Nokia Lifeblog application and TypePad from Six Apart, we can help operators
 and other service providers to offer their customers the best possible mobile
 blogging experience."
     TypePad's award-winning personal publishing service provides a simple,
 elegant environment for people to communicate and share their life. TypePad's
 full-featured intuitive interface requires no installation or technical
 expertise. With these new enhanced mobile capabilities, users can more easily
 send photos and images directly from their mobile devices and digital camera
 phones and have them posted on the web in professionally created designs
 optimized for mixed media.
     Nokia Lifeblog is a mobile phone and PC application solution that keeps
 an organized multimedia diary of the items you collect with your mobile
 phone. Nokia Lifeblog can be used with the Nokia 7610 phone and later on with
 selected other Nokia Series 60 phones. Nokia Lifeblog 1.0 will be available
 during autumn 2004.
     TypePad's new mobile features and the web features of Nokia Lifeblog will
 be demonstrated at DEMOmobile, a gathering of mobile industry key players in
 La Jolla, CA. The blogging capability of Nokia Lifeblog is based on the open
 ATOM standard, and will be available early 2005.
     About Nokia
     Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth
 and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia is dedicated to
 enhancing people's lives and productivity by providing easy-to-use and
 innovative products like mobile phones, and solutions for imaging, games,
 media, mobile network operators and businesses. Nokia is a broadly held
 company with listings on five major exchanges.
     About Six Apart
     Six Apart Ltd., based in San Mateo, CA, is the company behind the Movable
 Type publishing system and the TypePad personal weblogging service. Founded
 by husband and wife team Ben Trott and Mena G. Trott in 2002 and funded by
 Neoteny Co., Ltd., Six Apart creates tools that enable hundreds of thousands
 of individuals, organizations and corporations to participate in the Web's
 full potential by publishing their ideas on the Internet with simple, yet
 powerful software and services. For more information about Six Apart, TypePad
 and Movable Type, visit the Six Apart corporate weblog at