Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today unveiled the new Nokia 3595 phone, bringing the excitement of a full-color display to a mass-market audience looking for a balance between technology and affordability. This new dual band (GSM/GPRS 850/1900 MHz) phone takes full advantage of its 4096-color display by integrating Java technology for downloadable applications and Multimedia Messaging Service capability (MMS) for sending and receiving color images, text and sound. Shipments are expected to begin in spring 2003.
Along with text and multimedia messaging capabilities, the Nokia 3595 phone includes an instant messaging (IM) client, allowing users to take the fun and utility of their desktop IM experience into their mobile lives. Desktop IM users will be familiar with powerful features like presence and chat groups, while compatibility with a number of existing IM services means that they can stay connected with their existing IM contact lists. Furthering the ability to take Internet content mobile, the next-generation XHTML browser provides an enhanced experience with support for color, radio buttons, check boxes and improved formatting.
“Features like color displays, MMS and Java technology bring richness to the mobile experience, and the Nokia 3595 phone brings this excitement to wireless customers regardless of budget,” said Pekka Vartiainen, senior vice president and general manager of Nokia Mobile Phones, Americas. “It is products like the Nokia 3595 phone that will allow wireless to reach its full potential by delivering applications optimized for the mass market.”
As the newest ‘expression’ category Nokia phone, the Nokia 3595 phone integrates a wide range of personalization features allowing owners to customize the look and functionality of their phone. Java functionality gives users the ability to download their choice of applications directly to their Nokia 3595 phone. Four included Java game applications include Bowling, Air Glide, Sky Diver and Backgammon. An improved high-fidelity speaker allows the Nokia 3595 phone to play one of 25 included polyphonic MIDI ring tones, or other ring tones downloaded into its dynamic memory. Optional front and back Xpress-on(TM) covers include versions with embedded electroluminescent graphics that illuminate in sync with the polyphonic MIDI ring tones.
Ease of use is enhanced on the Nokia 3595 phone with an innovative new keypad design that maximizes the size of the keys while leaving the compact form of the phone unaffected. Additionally, the large on-screen signal strength and battery level meters are supplemented by a one-touch status feature that audibly reports this vital operational information to the user.
Note: Features are dependent on network. This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, in the United States until authorization is obtained. Nokia intends to obtain FCC authorization prior to commercial launch of this device.