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Orange and Nokia Extend Strategic Partnership With Mobile Email

April 16, 2009

LONDON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ –

– Leading International Collaboration Adds Email to Music, Gaming and
Maps for the Ultimate Mobile Multimedia Experience

Orange and Nokia today announced they will extend their partnership with
a new, simple-to-use email service for consumers. This extension to their
multi-country agreement will deliver and launch a co-branded solution, Nokia
Messaging by Orange, on a range of Orange Signature devices, aiming to bring
mobile email to everyone with a phone, as well as working professionals.

First announced in February 2008, this three-year agreement was formed by
Nokia and Orange to meet growing demand for multimedia on the mobile. It
combines and integrates the best available services from both companies in
the areas of music, games and maps across a range of Nokia devices. The
successful alliance will expand the portfolio to eight countries and will
include up to 30 Nokia devices in the Orange Signature range in 2009.

Launching first in the UK from this summer, followed by France and Spain,
Orange customers will be able to take advantage of built-in push email on the
forthcoming Nokia E75 and a range of Nokia devices.

Olaf Swantee, Senior EVP of Orange’s global mobile business, said, “It
was only a few weeks ago that we announced our strategy to make mobile
multimedia a mass market phenomenon. This extension to our partnership with
Nokia shows how serious we are about bringing mobile multimedia to every
customer. With our leadership in innovation, proven expertise in convergence
across our fixed, mobile and broadband networks and knowledge of our
customers, we think this offer will help increase consumer appetite for
mobile email.”

Raoul Roverato, EVP of Orange’s New Growth Businesses, confirmed, “Orange
and Nokia have worked jointly as a team during those past months to provide
the best of breed services to Orange mobile customers based on each company’s
assets and service platforms. This new milestone will strengthen our
partnership with Nokia and underline our commitment to provide additional
value to Orange customers. This will pave the way to new opportunities of
partnerships between the two companies in the coming months.”

Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President, Nokia says, “Orange is the first
operator group to announce a European-wide offering of Nokia Messaging to
their customers and we are very pleased about this extension to our service
collaboration. The agreement on Nokia Messaging will boost the adoption of
mobile email service and makes it easy for consumers to activate the service
on-device and at Point-of-Sale. We believe that mobile messaging is for
everyone, not just for a certain segment of the consumer market.”

Orange customers will be able to aggregate and manage multiple email
accounts while on the move via the Orange homescreen. This service is easy to
set up and enables people to directly access up to 10 personal email
accounts, letting them read, send, forward and reply to emails, view
subfolders, download and read attachments and attach files to emails directly
on the Nokia device.

Orange and Nokia have agreed to launch Nokia Messaging in several major
markets during 2009 with bundling, pricing and attractive tariffs announced
locally across the Orange footprint.

About Orange

http://www.orange.com/en_EN/group/

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.

SOURCE Orange and Nokia


Source: newswire



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