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Discover, Share and Play: Mobile Services Based on Social-Location Take Center Stage With Nokia at Web 2.0

March 31, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today
announced new content for Ovi Store, Nokia’s global media distribution
channel, and additional services for mobile consumers. Available in May, Ovi
Store will offer consumers relevant, targeted media across a broad portfolio
of Nokia devices.

Strategic Partner, Tim Kring, HEROES

Nokia has begun working with Tim Kring, creator and executive producer of
HEROES, one of the most watched shows internationally, to develop innovative,
new content for the Ovi Store. Nokia has signed on as a strategic partner and
technology enabler for a project created by Kring, Code named TEVA. The multi
platform narrative will be an immersive experience with elements of
individual action and group participation.

Mr Kring will be present with Tero Ojanpera, executive vice president,
Nokia Services, when Ovi Store and its distribution opportunities will be
presented to attendees at the “This Apps for You”, session on April 1, 9:40
am
.

The Year of the Mobile Computer: Mobile Computers as Personal (Mobile)
Computers

Presenting the premise that Social Location is key in making mobile
computers truly personal for the user, Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice
president, Nokia Markets, will take the stage during the morning keynote
sessions on April 2.

Nokia Point & Find

Nokia introduces an innovative service concept that enables people on the
move to access relevant information and services on the internet, simply by
pointing their mobile phone camera at real-life objects. A beta version of
Nokia Point & Find, focusing on movies, is now available in the UK and US.
Capabilities will later expand into other services and countries. More
information and download instructions can be found at
http://pointandfind.nokia.com.

Ovi Creative Wall

Attendees are invited to join in at the Ovi Creative Wall. Based on the
theme, “Your life. Connected”, the Ovi Creative Wall will be illustrated
throughout the event, representing the interactivity and fast-changing nature
of Web 2.0. Attendees can take part by suggesting themes and ideas to be
illustrated on the wall by Stevie Gee, a professional illustrator.
London-based, Stevie’s work has appeared on record covers and skateboard
decks, in contemporary magazines, as well as being used by fashion labels
such as Paul Smith.

Green Explorer – Helping People Make Sustainable Choices when Traveling

Nokia will be demonstrating Green Explorer, a new service that helps
people make more sustainable travel decisions. Green Explorer is available
via Nokia mobile device by simply downloading the widget or by going to
http://www.greenexplorer.nokia.com. This service is currently in beta and
will further develop over the coming months with additional content and
features.

Green Explorer provides information on a range of travel issues including
tips on the most sustainable methods of transport, eco-friendly places to
visit, and a way to offset the CO2 emissions when one must fly. It is also a
place for travellers to share advice on a range of issues from the best
routes to where to find organic food or recommendations for the best
eco-friendly hotels.

Throughout Web 2.0, attendees can follow Nokia’s activities at Web 2.0
via Nokia Conversations – http://conversations.nokia.com or on Twitter -
http://www.twitter.com/nokconv.

More information about announcements made at Web 2.0 can be found at
http://www.nokiausa.com/press.

About Nokia

Nokia is the world’s number one manufacturer of mobile devices by market
share and a leader in the converging Internet and communications industries.
We make a wide range of devices for all major consumer segments and offer
Internet services that enable people to experience music, maps, media,
messaging and games. We also provide comprehensive digital map information
through NAVTEQ and equipment, solutions and services for communications
networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

http://www.nokia.com

SOURCE Nokia Corporation


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