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Nokia's first imaging phone marks start of Multimedia Messaging era

Nokia today introduced a new imaging product category to its mobile phone product portfolio with the launch of the Nokia 7650. Combining a digital camera and multimedia messaging (MMS) functionality, the phone is ideally suited for people who want to capture and share moments spontaneously. Advanced business features also make it a value-adding tool for the work environment. Deliveries of the Nokia 7650 will begin in Europe and Asia in the second quarter, 2002.

"Today's launch signifies a remarkable breakthrough in this industry," said Jorma Ollila, Chairman & CEO, Nokia. "History has proven that advances in the way we communicate can give rise to entirely new communication cultures. Much like the transition from radio to TV, the evolution from text messaging to multimedia messaging marks a whole new era of mobile communications, combining images with sound and text. By the end of 2002, we expect more than half of all Nokia terminals will be MMS capable, and in 2003, MMS will be an integral feature in all new Nokia phones."

The imaging functionalities of the Nokia 7650 include an integrated digital camera with a VGA resolution, picture taking and sending, a photo album for storing pictures, and a large 176x208 pixel color display. The MMS works much the same way as SMS messages, but allows users to combine audio-, graphic-, text- and imaging content in one message. Once the user has selected a picture, written a text, and included an audio clip, a multimedia message can be sent directly to another multimedia messaging capable terminal as well as to the recipient's email address. The advanced graphical user interface and joystick with 5-way navigation add ease and speed to the use of this new device.

The Nokia 7650 delivers a full range of functions for professional needs in the EGSM900/1800 environment. These include GPRS and HSCSD connections, WAP, wireless Bluetooth and infrared connectivity, email and MIDP Java support. The handsfree speaker and voice dialing capability increase convenience on the move. The Symbian Operating System (OS) allows the phone to be customized and upgraded by corporations and individual users, who will be able to purchase numerous add-on software applications designed by independent software developers. The Software Development Kit for the Nokia 7650 can be obtained through

Users can further expand the functionality of the Nokia 7650 with Club Nokia services. Managing, manipulating and sharing photos, sending e-cards as well as creating multimedia messages, is easy through the Photo Zone service.

With its 750 mAh Li-Ion battery, the Nokia 7650 has a talktime of 2- 4 hours and a standby time of 4-10 days. The Nokia 7650 weighs 154 grams, and has a large dynamic memory for storing images and add-on applications, such as contact information with pictures, messages, calendar notes and to-do lists. The phone will also support a variety of optional accessories for power management, wearables, and wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

Nokia has been pioneering the messaging market since its early days and has introduced a vast variety of industry-first messaging solutions and applications, such as ring tones, picture messages, wireless imaging, and logos. Nokia has achieved this market drive with a competitive offering of messaging centers providing the perfect match with mobile handset evolution. Nokia continues its strong commitment to offer leading solutions both in mobile handsets and infrastructure to enable the take off of the MMS market.

Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.

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