Nokia Announces Powerful Family of Smartphones and Ovi Services at Nokia World Showcase; Vision of Location-Based Future Brought to Life

September 14, 2010

LONDON, September 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — At Nokia World, the
destination for people passionate about mobility, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today
announced a family of smartphones powered by the all new Symbian platform
which brings significant enhancements in speed and ease of use. The new
devices, which are tightly integrated with enhanced Ovi services and apps,
reinforce Nokia’s vision of a mobile industry that is increasingly being
defined by socially connected, location-based devices and experiences.

    Highlights include:

    - Three new smartphones, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6, which join the
      previously announced Nokia N8 to form a family of Symbian products.

    - The latest version of the Symbian platform brings more than 250 new
      features and improvements and retains the familiarity enjoyed by
      millions of smartphone users worldwide;

    - Showcase of the Nokia N8, the ultimate entertainment
      smartphone and world's best cameraphone;

    - Availability of a richer Ovi Store experience - starting with the Nokia
      N8 - that includes a friendlier look and feel, and more popular and
      unique apps and games;

    - The latest beta release of free Ovi Maps with new pedestrian and
      motorist features.

“Today our fight back to smartphone leadership shifts into high gear,”
said Niklas Savander, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia. “Despite new
competition, Symbian remains the most widely used smartphone platform in the
world. Our new family of smartphones introduced today feature the all-new
Symbian OS, rewritten to be faster, easier to use, more efficient and more
developer friendly.” Savander also commented on the high level of
anticipation for the Nokia N8. “Based on the level of consumer interest and
the highest online pre-orders in Nokia history, we expect big things from the
Nokia N8.”

A smartphone for everyone…

In addition to the Nokia N8, the new family of faster, more intuitive
Symbian smartphones includes:

Nokia E7 – the ultimate business smartphone. With Microsoft Exchange
ActiveSync on board, the Nokia E7 provides direct, real-time and secure
access to corporate email inboxes and other personal applications. Equipped
with a 4-inch touchscreen display featuring Nokia ClearBlack technology for
improved outdoor visibility and a full keyboard, business users will find the
Nokia E7 is the perfect shape and size to work on documents, review
spreadsheets, or read and edit slides. For corporate peace of mind, a
combination of business grade security solutions is available. Estimated
retail price is EUR 495, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Nokia C7 – beautifully crafted, sleek social networking smartphone. Get
live updates from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter and keep track
of new email from your Yahoo! or Gmail accounts directly on the homescreen.
The Nokia C7 features a 3.5-inch AMOLED display and a stunning combination of
stainless steel, glass and soft edges. Estimated retail price is EUR 335,
excluding taxes and subsidies.

Nokia C6 – the small and stylish smartphone. Sporting a 3.2-inch AMOLED
display with full touch capabilities and Nokia ClearBlack technology for
improved outdoor visibility, the latest Nokia C6 (C6-01) features the best of
social networking and mobile entertainment in a stainless steel and glass
design. Stay connected to email, access millions of tracks through Ovi Music,
and download apps and games from the Ovi Store. Estimated retail price is EUR
, excluding taxes and subsidies.

As a smartphone family, the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6 share
several similarities. All are built on the new version of Symbian, the
world’s most popular smartphone platform. It strikes a balance of innovation
and intuition offering a variety of improvements and features such as support
for multiple homescreens, visual multitasking, gesture-based interactions and
a noticeable reduction in prompts — all while presenting a familiarity that
means millions of people can pick up one of Nokia’s new smartphones and
instantly know how to use it. People will also discover free Ovi Maps, access
to Ovi Store, messaging, social networking and other experiences that come
standard across all of these smartphones.

The Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6 are all expected to begin shipping
before the end of the year.

…with content for everyone

The new family of Symbian smartphones will include a completely updated
Ovi Store experience. The new store experience is driven by a friendlier user
interface and a new collections feature to quickly access popular apps and
games available now, or soon, such as foursquare, Angry Birds, Need for Speed
Shift and Real Golf 2011. Additionally, Ovi Store will continue to offer
exclusive apps including Audiotube, Tesco and others along with favorites
such as Fring, Shazam, and Asphalt 5.

For developers, the uniform Symbian platform together with the Qt
development environment enables easy smartphone application creation and
extensive reach.

A mobile world centered on where you are Free access to Ovi Maps, the
world’s most comprehensive walk and drive navigation, to Nokia smartphones
was only the start. With the latest beta release of Ovi Maps, available for
download today, people will benefit from new features and even greater map
detail. Ovi Maps beta adds visibility to subways, trams and trains in 85
cities around the world, real-time traffic, safety alerts in or out of
navigation mode, visibility to parking and petrol stations, and speed limit
warnings. In addition, people can use the improved search capabilities and
share their location immediately via text messages or email to other
browser-enabled phones.

New gear for on-the-go

Nokia also showcased the Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905i offering
an improved audio experience with active noise cancellation and a collection
of five unique new Bluetooth headsets designed for a variety of needs,
including hands-free multitasking, talking and navigating in the car with
voice guidance.

Please visit http://www.nokia.com/press for press materials, including
photos and product information. For more information on Nokia World 2010,
please visit: http://events.nokia.com/nokiaworld.

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 1.3 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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