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Nokia and Polar announce enhancements for 5140 handset

Nokia in conjunction with Polar Electro, manufacturer of sports instruments have launched several devices for the new Nokia 5140 mobile phone.

For travelers and hikers, the Nokia Xpress-on GPS shell for the 5140 handset offers GPS functions like trip computer, route guidance, tracking and saving of waypoints integrated into the phone shell. Sold separately, the Nokia Xpress-on GPS shell includes a map-based Travel Guide application for route guidance, points of interest and downloadable maps.

With the simple push of a button, trekkers can connect with friends or team-mates by using the push to talk feature for quick voice communications. Similar to a “walkie-talkie”, push to talk can be used over the GSM network to quickly connect the Nokia 5140 phone user to one person, or to a group of people, simply by using the convenient side-mounted key.

The Nokia 5140 phone also includes an integrated VGA camera to snap and send scenic images encountered while on the trail. The sequential shot feature allows for a rapid sequence of shots with one touch.

A specific feature for runners and cyclists is the ability to send physiological and environmental exercise data from their Polar S625X Running Computer and S725 Cycling Monitor. Wirelessly the Nokia 5140 mobile phone’s screen displays the data via The Polar Runner and The Polar Cyclist mobile applications. The Nokia-Polar co-operation offers athletes and outdoor enthusiasts innovative, easy-to-use solutions that support and enhance their training.

It is also possible to transfer training or competition data instantly over-the-air from the Nokia 5140 phone directly to training mates, team-mates or a coach via SMS.

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