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Nokia WRT Plug-Ins Let Web Developers & Designers Quickly Extend Existing Web Content to the Global Mobile Marketplace

June 9, 2009

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia (NYSE:
NOK) today introduced three time-saving mobile development tools for desktop
designers and developers of Internet content, enabling the quick and easy
conversion of standard web code and scripting languages into exciting new
mobile applications and services while working directly within three of the
most popular software development environments on the market today.

The Nokia Web Runtime Extension for Adobe Dreamweaver, Nokia WRT plug-in
for Microsoft Visual Studio and the newly updated WRT plug-in 2.0 for Aptana
Studio let large numbers of web developers and designers using HTML, CSS,
JavaScript(TM), Ajax code and other standards-based technologies immediately
extend their existing web content to the mobile channel through the fast and
efficient creation of mobile widget applications.

Nokia WRT widgets provide mobile users instant access to customizable
information or tools drawn in real-time from the Internet. Popular widgets
range from breaking news headlines to stock-market tickers, social network
status updates, flight arrival schedules, localized daily weather and more.

Nokia’s WRT is built on the same open-source, industry standard WebKit
project environment used by Web Browser for S60, Nokia’s full-HTML browser
for the latest devices running on Nokia’s S60 platform. The world’s leading
smartphone platform, S60 on Symbian OS accounts for more than 180 million
devices cumulatively shipped by S60 licensees, including Nokia, Samsung,
Lenovo and LG.

Nokia’s WRT widget plug-ins let web developers and designers working
within Dreamweaver, Visual Studio and Eclipse-based Aptana Studio rapidly
deliver innovative and feature rich widget-based content to users of tens of
millions of supported Nokia devices currently available in markets worldwide.

No previous experience with Nokia software development tools or mobile
platform technologies is needed to create on-device Nokia WRT widget
applications, enabling businesses and organizations to mobilize their
existing web presence and create exciting Web 2.0 mashups of content and
services that combine the power of the Internet with the advanced
capabilities of Nokia mobile devices.

“These new Nokia WRT tools open up the mobile market to web developers
and creative professionals worldwide who work every day in these widely used
development environments to create web applications and content,” said Craig
Cumberland
, Director of WRT Tools and Technologies, Nokia. “WRT plug-ins
enable the easy creation of feature-rich widget applications for the
enjoyment of mobile consumers around the globe, providing new horizons to
untold numbers of individuals and organizations seeking to extend their web
content and Internet presence into the mobile space.”

Additionally, within the next 30 days, Nokia will localize the WRT
Extension for Adobe Dreamweaver and the Nokia WRT plug-in for Microsoft
Visual Studio, offering multi-language support for developer tools for the
first time. The tools will be available in eight languages, including
traditional and simplified Chinese, English, Germany, Japanese, Korean,
Russian and Spanish for developers around the world.

The Nokia WRT plug-in for the open-source Aptana Studio IDE launched in
April, has been applauded by many developers, including Frankfurt-based
PavingWays, which specializes in bringing web-based applications and services
to mobile devices.

“We immediately identified the businesses advantages of using the WRT
plug-in to quickly and efficiently complete mobile widget creation projects
within the Aptana Studio development environment,” said Rocco Georgi,
Co-Founder and Lead Developer at PavingWays. “In a few short weeks, we
experienced considerable savings in time and resources and were able to bring
our Nokia WRT application to market in time for the launch of the new Nokia
N97 touchscreen device.”

Currently supporting more than two dozen of the most popular Nokia
devices available in markets worldwide, all three of the new Nokia WRT
plug-ins can be used to create widgets projects for all S60 3rd Edition,
Feature Pack 2 devices and onward, as well as all S60 5th Edition devices.
WRT plug-ins also support select S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 devices,
with a firmware upgrade via a Nokia software updater necessary to install WRT
on some devices.

Nokia’s updated WRT plug-in for Aptana Studio 2 immediately supports
Nokia platform services 1.0 and provides access to select device
functionality for two Nokia touch-screen devices, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
and the Nokia N97, while also supporting the “Home screen” publishing
functionality on the Nokia N97 and future Nokia devices.

Additional information about Nokia WRT plug-ins for Aptana Studio, Visual
Studio, and the Nokia WRT Dreamweaver extension can be found online at
http://www.forum.nokia.com/Tools_Docs_and_Code/Tools/Runtimes/Web_Runtime/.

A complete list of supported Nokia mobile devices can be found online at:
http://www.forum.nokia.com/devices/matrix_webruntime_1.html.

About Forum Nokia

Nokia’s global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to
tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use
to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S.,
Europe, India, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical
and business development support to developers and operators to assist them
in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services
to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at
www.forum.nokia.com.

About Nokia

Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading
maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different
ways – fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable
people to stay close to what matters to them. 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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