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Nokia Messaging Comes to Nokia Devices With Support for Mail on Ovi and the World’s Most Popular Email and IM Solutions

December 2, 2008

BARCELONA, Spain, December 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia (NYSE: NOK)
today announced the launch of Nokia Messaging, which mobilizes consumer email
and consumer instant messaging (IM) solutions on Nokia devices. Nokia
Messaging will give millions of consumers access to email and IM accounts
from Yahoo! Mail(R) and Yahoo! Messenger(R), Windows Live Hotmail, Gmail and
Google Talk, and AOL Mail as well as email solutions from thousands of ISPs
around the world on the majority of Nokia devices. Nokia also introduced the
online portal for Mail on Ovi, which will enable PC users to create and
access Ovi email accounts as well as gain cross access to other Ovi services
with just a single sign-on account.

“We believe everybody should have mobile messaging – it’s not a privilege
service that’s meant only for a certain segment of the market. With Nokia
Messaging, our customers can simply and affordably gain mobile access to the
world’s most popular email and IM accounts. We are making mobile messaging an
affordable experience for everyone, not just for those with specialized
phones designed for messaging, but for everyone with a Nokia device. In
response to overwhelming consumer feedback that messaging is a critical,
must-have feature, Nokia has responded with solutions to bring messaging to
the broadest range of devices and to ensure the service works with the most
popular messaging services in the market. Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail,
Gmail, email accounts provided by thousands of ISPs around the world, and
even brand new Nokia-provided email accounts, can now be accessed from mobile
phones with a few simple clicks, directly from the home-screen,” said Tom
Furlong
, Senior Vice President, Consumer Messaging, Services & Software,
Nokia.

Mail on Ovi

Nokia announced the introduction of web access to Mail on Ovi, which
gives users 1GB of storage space and spam filters to block unwanted emails.
Creating a Mail on Ovi account will give users access to their email, as well
as cross access to other Ovi services, both on the mobile phone and on the
PC. The beta version of Mail on Ovi will roll out globally in December 2008
in 12 languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German,
Hindi, Bengali, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia on all
currently shipping Nokia Series 40 devices, with many more languages to be
added later. The web access version will launch in February 2009.

Nokia Messaging

Nokia Messaging will launch commercially in the first quarter of 2009 in
Australia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, the United
Kingdom
and Venezuela, and in select countries later in the year. Agreements
with key operators will establish Nokia Messaging as an operator supported
service so that users who purchase a data plan that includes Nokia Messaging
will be able to take full access of the built-in push email and IM access
without additional service charges.

The Nokia Messaging push email service is available today for free as a
limited-period beta trial. Owners of popular Nokia S60 devices such as Nokia
E71 and Nokia N95 can immediately go to email.nokia.com and install the
service on their devices. Nokia Messaging is an email application that’s been
designed from the ground up to support mobile email. The application makes it
simple to set-up the email account – all users have to enter are their email
address and password, and emails are seamlessly pushed to their mobile
device. Nokia Messaging also makes it simple to read, send, forward and reply
to emails, download and read attachments, and attach files to emails directly
on the Nokia device.

Nokia Messaging is immediately available on a wide range of Nokia S60
devices to mobilize consumer email. Instant messaging and support for Nokia
Series 40 devices will be enabled in the second half of 2009.

With Nokia Messaging and Mail on Ovi together, Nokia will enable
consumers with and without email accounts to experience mobile email as a
standard part of the Nokia device experience. To date, Nokia has shipped
about 200 million devices that immediately enable the launch of its messaging
solutions, including Nokia Messaging, Mail on Ovi and corporate mobile email
(Microsoft Exchange Activesync).

For more information and materials on Nokia World 2008 event and
announcements, please visit:

http://events.nokia.com/nokiaworld

http://www.nokia.com/press/nokiaworld08

About Nokia

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.

http://www.nokia.com

SOURCE Nokia Corporation


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