Nokia unveils next-generation Series 60 platform features

Nokia today introduced two new Feature Packs for the Series 60 Platform that will provide future smart phones with stunningly rich features and functionalities for operators, enterprises and consumers in all major markets. The impressive feature set of Series 60 will include multiradio support with GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA and CDMA, phone displays with higher resolutions and enhanced enterprise support, in addition to the exhaustive number of other features.

Series 60 Second Edition is the first smart phone platform that will include both CDMA configurations as well as dual-mode WCDMA-GSM. Dual-mode WCDMA -GSM will offer full support for operators’ 3G services and pave the way for video telephony and advanced streaming & browsing capabilities on mobile devices. The scalable UI framework is designed to encourage enhanced application innovation; to drive the differentiation of Series 60 based devices and to increase the usage of data services. For enhanced user experience Series 60 sets a new benchmark by bringing high display resolutions by 208×208, 240×320 QVGA and 352×416 in both portrait and landscape orientations. The UI framework will include the support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) that will enable third party developers to design layout aware applications that can intuitively adjust to the different resolutions.

Series 60 on top of Symbian OS has already enabled many first-class business devices with built-in email, messaging, PIM, security and authentication capabilities. On top of the existing features, Series 60 Second Edition will have a rich enterprise environment with IMAP-IDLE support for push email, improved data synchronization and full-featured corporate intranet browsing with HTML and JavaScript support. Secure corporate connectivity will be enabled via IPSec and VPN. All this with multiple display resolutions, a QWERTY input method and data connectivity options will give enterprises a broader selection of Series 60 based smart phones. The Series 60 Platform, Second Edition consists of the base edition with all existing features implemented in the software platform. In addition, it is enhanced with the new Feature Pack 2 and Feature Pack 3.

New features in the Feature Pack 2

* GSM, WCDMA-GSM and CDMA configurations * Video telephony (Circuit-Switch WCDMA) * Browser plug-in API * 3D graphics for Java and Symbian applications * Support push email with IMAP- IDLE * IPSec and VPN client support * Full OMA DRM 1.0 * OMA MMS 1.2 * Japanese and Thai language support

New features of the Feature Pack 3

* Scalable UI framework with SVG, supporting high display resolutions: 176 x 208, 208 x 208, 240 x 320 QVGA, 352 x 416 * Platform support for QWERTY keyboard * Rich email content


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