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Nokia 6600 targets mobile business users

Press Release: The new camera phone features advanced enterprise functionality plus a large color screen, digital zoom and video recorder

Today, Nokia expanded its portfolio of imaging devices with the introduction of the Nokia 6600, a sophisticated imaging device which strikes an ideal balance between advanced business features and a stylish, compact form. Packed with compelling features, this tri-band (GSM 900/1800/1900) phone meets the ongoing demands of the multitasking, mobile workforce with personal information management (PIM) applications, secure email access, seamless file downloads, and access to richer mobile content via the XHTML browser.

Launched at the Nokia Press Update event in Helsinki, Finland, in conjunction with an Asia Pacific event held in Singapore themed “Image is Power”, the Series 60 based Nokia 6600 is expected to be commercially available during the fourth quarter of 2003 in Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific markets.

With the latest features in mobile imaging, the Nokia 6600 has an integrated VGA camera for video recording and still image capture with 2x digital zoom, as well as a large 65,536 color display with an enhanced graphical user-interface. Users can create, send and receive multi-picture multimedia messages with Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) technology*, which allows users to compose messages that display text, sound and images in a pre-determined order. The Nokia 6600 also makes it possible to capture, send and receive video clips with audio, as well as receive streaming video content in both RealVideo and 3GPP video streaming formats. A convenient media gallery application makes access to and organization of multimedia content easy.

“In an increasingly fast-paced business environment, where access to a wide range of information is a necessity, individuals must find ways to strike a balance between work and family,” says Juha Putkiranta, Senior Vice President of Nokia’s Imaging Business Unit. “The Nokia 6600 offers the best of both worlds – advanced business features to keep on top of everything at the office, together with the latest functionality to capture precious family moments.”

For users requiring reliable data connections, the Nokia 6600 offers both HSCSD and GPRS support in addition to local Bluetooth and infrared connectivity. Integrated TCP/IP technology** enhances both the ease and speed of over-the-air file downloads. Enterprise users can access email and other corporate servers through the public Internet with increased over the air security via SSL and the mobile VPN (Virtual Private Network) client, available for corporate customers. For fast access to mobile services and information, the advanced XHTML browser can be activated with a single click. The wallet application makes online payments and the storage of encrypted personal information easy, reliable and convenient.

Users can shape their mobile environment by adding applications compatible with either the Symbian 7.0s operating system or applications based on the latest Java(TM) technology, MIDP 2.0. Applications can be stored either in the phone’s 6MB internal memory or on the 32MB MMC card included in the sales package. The new Nokia phone is based on the Series 60 Platform, the world’s leading terminal software for smart phones.

Though a powerful business tool, the Nokia 6600 creates a new form of mobile personalization with user-selectable themes. They allow users to renew the look and feel of the user interface from colors to graphics and wallpapers. Polyphonic ring tones and music-like True Tones complement the customizable user interface. Optional enhancements available for the Nokia 6600 include the new Nokia Wireless Clip-on Headset, Nokia Wireless Car Kit, Nokia Image Viewer and Nokia Digital Pen all using Bluetooth technology. The complete list of functionality and optional enhancements can be viewed at www.nokia.com/products/Nokia6600

For the Europe and Africa region, the Nokia 6600 comes in two colors: light grey and rose. The 113 cc phone weighs 122 grams, and has talk-time of up to 4 hours and standby up to 10 days.

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