Nokia Introduces the First EDGE-Capable Smartphone for the Americas Market -Nokia 6620 Imaging Phone Combines the Productivity of a Business Tool With

The Fun of a Multimedia Device-



    NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Surrounded by the bright
 lights and fast pace of Times Square in New York, Nokia (NYSE:   NOK) today
 unveiled the new Nokia 6620 imaging phone, the first smartphone for the
 Americas market optimized for use on new high-speed EDGE networks.  The Nokia
 6620 imaging phone employs a 65,000 color TFT screen for viewing still images
 and video clips captured by the integrated VGA camera and real-time video
 streaming over the EDGE network using the built-in RealOne mobile player.
 While taking pictures, users have the ability to use the 2X digital zoom and a
 self-timer feature to allow everyone to be included in the fun, while the
 extended memory enables the saving of hundreds or even thousands of images.
 The powerful Symbian OS-based Series 60 platform allows for the creation of
 richer applications including business and productivity tools such as mobile
 e-mail, over-the-air synchronization of PDA data, a fully integrated Internet
 browser (HTML 4.01, XHTML/CSS and WML), and a wide selection of third-party
 applications.  The Nokia 6620 imaging phone (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900/1800 MHz)
 is expected to be available during the second quarter of 2004.
     A wide range of the newest multimedia features give Nokia 6620 imaging
 phone owners a multitude of ways to capture, share and enjoy content.
 Multimedia messages come to life with the use of SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia
 Integration Language) technology.  SMIL technology allows images, sounds and
 text to be built into a single MMS, and then received in exactly the order
 intended by the sender.  An integrated image uploader allows pictures to be
 sent directly to Internet-based photo services, where images can be stored,
 sorted, shared, and made into prints.  Additionally, images can easily be
 printed at home with the use of a compatible Bluetooth enabled printer.  The
 Nokia 6620 imaging phone also supports innovative Nokia enhancements including
 the Nokia Image Viewer, for sharing pictures and slideshows on a television,
 and the Nokia Picture Frame, for stand-alone storing and displaying of
 favorite images.
     The high-speed capability of EDGE technology enables the Nokia 6620
 imaging phone to deliver real-time video streaming directly to the palm of
 users' hands.  The built in RealOne mobile player can access the large
 existing base of Real formatted video content and new 3GPP content designed
 specifically for mobile devices.  By supporting both types of files, the Nokia
 6620 imaging phone can deliver compelling content today such as sports, news,
 finance and entertainment content today, and also be ready to access future
 mobile content.  In addition, the powerful combination of EDGE and the full
 Internet browser within the Nokia 6620 offers users efficient access to
 virtually all online content over a high-speed network.
     "The Nokia 6620 imaging phone offers the latest in technology for both
 business and personal use, and in a surprisingly compact and easy-to-use
 package that weighs less than 4 and a half ounces," said Randy Roberts,
 director of imaging devices for Nokia.  "By delivering a tool that can quickly
 access content ranging from streaming video and stereo MP3 music to e-mail and
 corporate intranet files, we are offering users the ability to manage and
 control how they use the mobility afforded by wireless technology."
     Along with its multimedia capability, the Nokia 6620 imaging phone also
 has the power to serve as an effective mobile business tool.  Built on the
 Series 60 platform, the Nokia 6620 imaging phone supports a number of
 business-focused applications allowing companies to securely mobilize data and
 their workforces.  For organization, the Nokia 6620 imaging phone has PDA
 functionality that can be synchronized over the air or directly to a PC using
 cable, infrared or Bluetooth connectivity.  Between the on-board memory and
 the included MMC memory card, the Nokia 6620 imaging phone has over 40MB of
 memory in its standard configuration.  E-mail and instant messaging clients
 support efficient text communication, while presence functionality allows
 users to communicate their current availability to associates.  The Nokia 6620
 imaging phone can also support VPN clients for access behind corporate
 firewalls, improving access to corporate online information sources such as
 intranet sites.
     With a wide selection of business applications designed for Series 60-
 based devices, business users also have the option to customize their Nokia
 6620 imaging phones with the applications they require to make being on the
 road easier and more productive.  Some applications already on the market
 include word processing, expense reporting, document management and travel-
 related software packages.  Additionally, the EDGE capability of the Nokia
 6620 imaging phone allows these applications to be more quickly downloaded
 than ever before.
 
     About Nokia
     Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications.  Backed by its
 experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company
 has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of
 mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks.  By adding mobility to the Internet
 Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily
 lives of people.  Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on five major
 exchanges.
 
      Media only please contact:
 
      Media Relations
      Nokia Americas
      972-894-4573
      communication.corp@nokia.com
 
 

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