Apps, Maps and Other Objects of Desire

March 22, 2010

LAS VEGAS, March 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — At the 25th annual
CTIA Wireless 2010 show in Las Vegas, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is proud to celebrate
a quarter-century of wireless industry advances, highlighting the latest in
apps, content, devices, developers, and creative innovation – all of which
influences the way you live with technology today.

At CTIA Nokia is demonstrating a wide array of solutions that help
consumers connect to what matters most in their world. Making its first
public debut is the Nokia 5230 Nuron, available tomorrow with T-Mobile, in
addition to Ovi Maps and free navigation, and the innovative creations from
the finalists of the “Push N900 Mod in the USA” contest. Featuring the
creators of some of the hottest apps and content available on Ovi Store, the
Nokia booth also includes gems like OpenTable and Shazam – just some of the
examples of the vibrant and open Nokia ecosystem.

“Twenty-five years ago the actual wireless industry was at its mere
inception – at a time when Nokia marked innovation with a giant ‘wireless’
car phone, the Mobira Talkman. Today, 1.3 billion people around the world
have phones – devices that have evolved into an extension of people’s lives.
It’s no longer about the technology, it’s about what it can do for you. We’re
excited to bring solutions to life for both for consumers and developers here
at CTIA. This is indeed the year of apps, maps and more – and we’re thrilled
to be at the forefront,” says Mark Louison, President, Nokia, Inc.

Mapping it out with T-Mobile and Nokia Nuron

Hitting T-Mobile stores across the U.S. tomorrow (March 24th) is the
brand new Nokia Nuron smartphone, an affordably priced device for anyone
looking for fast 3G connectivity, applications, free turn-by-turn navigation,
Ovi Maps and more. This attractive 3.2” touch screen smartphone is the first
U.S. carrier device to come pre-loaded with Ovi Maps as well as Ovi Store.
Witness this dynamic combination in person – its first public appearance is
at CTIA.

Developers, apps, and more

With approximately 1.5 million downloads on Ovi Store every day (that’s
22 downloads a second), millions of consumers are enjoying an entirely new
Nokia experience. Developers and publishers from 80+ countries are providing
content that reaches consumers in more than 180 countries in 30 languages
with Ovi Store. At the Nokia booth, you’ll see and be able to experience just
how the consumer benefits from this ecosystem.

The OpenTable for Nokia application will allow you to make free,
instantly confirmed reservations at more than 11,000 restaurants. Whether you
know where you want to dine, or if you’re just looking for inspiration,
finding the perfect restaurant with OpenTable is easy. Use your current
location to find nearby restaurants, read OpenTable diner reviews, view menus
and more.

Shazam on Nokia gives you instant satisfaction for those times when you
want to know the song that is playing: simply point your mobile towards the
music to learn more about the artist, buy the song immediately or simply
share your discovery with your family and friends www.shazam.com.

Mod about you

Bridging our commitment to innovation and consumer insights, Nokia is
excited to announce the winning team of the PUSH N900 MOD IN THE USA
competition at CTIA on March 24th. This will be the culmination of a global
project to find the most unique concepts constructed using the Nokia N900,
the most advanced mobile computer currently available. Come meet the brains
behind the ideas and discover the clever inventions of the top three U.S.
competition finalists, who will be at the Nokia Booth showcasing their N900
mod innovations first-hand.

The global PUSH N900 competition, held in October 2009, drew hundreds of
entries and resulted in the construction of five widely varying mods.
Finalists from both global and USA-focused competitions have come up with a
wide range of concepts – from transforming the N900 into a spray-can that
emits light graffiti to the brains of a robot, as well as other very, very
creative ideas. The capability of a truly open device such as the Nokia N900
has been a great source for innovation and creativity.

For further information about Nokia at CTIA Wireless 2010, please visit
http://www.nokia.com/press or join us at the Nokia Booth, #2536, Central
Hall, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Nokia

At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced
technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to
what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.2 billion people connect to one
another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and
high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices
with innovative services through Ovi (http://www.ovi.com), including music,
maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive
digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks
provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks


SOURCE Nokia Corporation

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