In 2003, MDM published more than 100,000 MMC cards for Nokia phones including promotional products such as the Jay-Z “Black” album, #1 on Billboard charts, and thousands of formatted expansion cards for the popular Nokia 3650 handset. In addition MDM recently introduced the Nokia-branded Games-to-Go card, a premiere compilation of six games featuring Geopod, Lemonade Tycoon, Slurp and Solitaire for the Symbian OS.
Other MDM titles currently available for Nokia Series 60 handsets are: Atari Retro, a collection of seven authentic Atari 2600 console games, including Asteroids, Breakout, and Pong; and two reference titles, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary 11th Edition and Franklin Thesaurus. These existing titles will be upgraded and new products like Directions On The Go, for point-to-point driving directions, will be introduced to complement the new Nokia 6600 series smartphones. Many software titles published under this agreement will have wireless components so users can access information and obtain updates and new content wirelessly.
Brad Brockhaug, Senior Director, Forum Nokia, pointed to the growing importance for expansion media on Nokia devices going forward as key impetus for the company’s relationship with MDM.
“More and more consumers want to use their phones for work and fun beyond traditional voice communication,” said Brockhaug. “With MDM publishing Nokia branded MMCs, we will be able to provide our Symbian/Series 60 consumers with the rich software we know they want in an easy-to-use plug-and-play format.”
Nokia’s long standing commitment to innovative mobile devices makes the global mobile communications company a key relationship for MDM, according to Barry Cottle, the company’s chief executive officer.
“Nokia is an important player in the mobile phone expansion media marketplace,” said Cottle. “We are pleased to be licensed to provide expansion software on MMCs for Nokia. MDM will significantly increase the opportunities for mobile phone consumers to take full advantage of their handset capabilities by providing them easy access to top quality productivity, reference and entertainment software.”