Winners Announced at Nokia World for its 2009 “Calling All Innovators” Global Developer Competition

September 1, 2009

STUTTGART, Germany, September 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia (NYSE:
NOK) today announced the winners of its Forum Nokia 2009 Calling All
Innovators contest, a global mobile developer competition designed to
generate applications and solutions that enhance the use of Nokia mobile
devices in real-world scenarios.

Category winners were recognized at the Calling All Innovators Awards
Reception held in Stuttgart on the eve of Nokia World. The total cash and
prizes for the 2009 Calling All Innovators contest exceed USD 250,000. The
top three submissions in each category will receive a cash award, and prizes
that include premium placement featuring the winning application in Nokia’s

Ovi Store and the opportunity to demo their winning apps at Nokia World.

Over 1,700 submissions were received from developers and publishers in 85
countries signaling a strong answer to Nokia’s challenge to think big and
create mobile applications and services that can help build a better mobile
user experience. More than 421,000 visits to the contest website from around
the world engaged with Forum Nokia, the world’s largest mobile developer

“The competition was fierce this year and the winners exemplify the
future of apps and the future of Ovi Store,” said Purnima Kochikar, vice
president, Forum Nokia. “We look forward to working with the developer and
publisher community in providing the best mobile applications to consumers
around the world.”

The 2009 Calling All Innovators Grand Prize winners are:

Internet Innovation

Tech Buzz Homescreen Widget – The Tech Buzz Widget from UK-based Mippin,
is a fast, elegant way to reliably access the latest tech news anywhere on
Nokia mobile devices. It regularly downloads tech stories from across the
web, displaying the headlines and images in rotation on the Nokia N97 home
screen, to give users immediate access. Developer website:


Reuters Slideshow – The Reuters Slideshow app from UK-based Tui
Interactive Media, combines Flash and WRT widget functionality to deliver a
constantly updated feed of pictures and news. Coupled with its mini-view for
use on S60 5th Edition devices, the application offers an engaging way to
catch up on the latest news. Developer website: http://www.tui.co.uk/

Emerging Markets and Mobile Necessities

Mobile Credit Card Terminal – Mobile Credit Card Terminal from 2C2P in
Singapore gives business owners the ability to charge a credit card/debit
card, and to manage transactions securely from Nokia S60 devices without
additional equipment. Developer website: http://www.2c2p.com/

Apps on Maps

Winners will be announced on September 3 for this category at Nokia
World. The winner in this category submitted a new idea to harness the power
of location-aware services using Ovi Maps on Nokia devices. From all of the
ideas submitted, 14 developers were given exclusive access to the Ovi Beta
SDK to turn their ideas into a completed application for use on Nokia devices.

A complete list of Forum Nokia’s Calling All Innovators winners including
video demonstrations of the applications can be found online at

The judging panel also presented a Special Recognition Award for
Innovation and a cash prize of USD 10,000 to the application MoBots,
submitted by DEIMOS Space from Madrid, Spain.

The Judges chose MoBots, which are easy-to-configure automations created
by individuals directly on their Nokia S60 mobile device, because of the high
scores it received in creativity and commercial viability. The MoBots app is
designed so that anyone – even non-programmers – can develop practical
applications for use on their mobile phone with only a few simple steps.
Individuals can set-up new, customized MoBots using the application’s
appealing, on-screen visual interface; and the results can be shared in the
mobots.org community so that more people can take advantage of the creativity
that MoBots support.

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

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.


SOURCE Nokia Corporation

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