Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Music on the move – a pleasure with the Siemens S75 and Katie Melua

Press Release: Munich, Sep 26, 2005 | Balm to the ears: Siemens and the 2004 Newcomer of the Year Katie Melua have teamed up to make musical enjoyment mobil e. The Siemens S75 mobile boasts a selection of the young artist’s latest songs and videos. Her unmistakable voice captivates the listener from the first note, and the unique mixture of jazz, folk, blues and pop gets right under the skin, turning music on the move into a sensual experience.

Once the S75 is stowed in the pocket, the walkman can be happily left at hom e. This quality mobile phone is just made for enjoying music on the mov e. Some of Katie Melua’s wonderful songs – the mega-hit, ”Closest Thing To Crazy,” and the song, “Blues In The Night,” an extract from her current album – are already stored in the S75’s extensive music memory. The video for her new hit single, “Nine Million Bicycles,” can also be viewed on the versatile multimedia mobile.

The 128 MB RS multimedia card supplied with the S75 provides room for up to 10 hours of CD-quality music. All the pieces are automatically sorted according to artist, album and genre, enabling fast access to the required songs. Moreover, thanks to the high-quality stereo headset that comes with the phone, listening pleasure can begin immediately. The S75 is available from November 2005- the perfect Christmas present for all music fans always on the go.

Born in Georgia (former USSR ), Katie Melua grew up in Belfast and London to becomes one of the world’s most successful female artists of the young generation. Following the overwhelming international success of her debut album, “Call Off The Search,” her long-awaited second album, “Piece By Piece,” will be released on September 26, 2005 . One track from the album, “Nine Million Bicycles,” already hit the record shops as a single on September 19, 2005 .

Music and mobiles belong together. For this reason, Siemens will present an Internet music special in October 2005 on the webpage On this page, Siemens will not only introduce all its music products, but also answer all questions on mobile music and reveal some inside information on Katie Melua. One of the special highlights will be a competition raffling an exclusive meeting with the young singer.

Siemens Communications is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. Siemens is the only provider in the market that offers its customers a full-range portfolio, from devices for end users to complex network infrastructures for enterprises and carriers as well as related services. Siemens Communications is the world’s innovation leader in convergent technologies, products and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within Siemens and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2004 (year-end September 30), its 60,000-strong workforce posted sales of approximately 18 billion euros.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Virgin Mobile USA Announces Holiday Headliner: The "Slider Sonic" Music Phone by Kyocera Wireless

27 September 2005

Press release: WARREN, N.J. - (September 27, 2005) - Taking on the competition this season is Virgin Mobile's Slider™ Sonic by Kyocera Wireless, the first music phone in the wireless provider's line-up. The Slider Sonic -- which comes with a 32MB microSD™ memory card, stereo headphones and a USB cable -- operates as a phone, MP3 player, video recorder, camera and all-around best mate. With a range of multimedia features and no long-term contract obligations, it is the music phone for teens this holiday season.
Get Crunk! It's All About the Music
A must-have for music lovers, customers will never want to take their hands off this Virgin! Users can download their favorite songs on the Slider Sonic in WMA and MP3 audio formats, record and play back 30-second videos and even check out free embedded videos from Wind-up artists Seether and Submersed. A 512MB microSD (formerly known as TransFlash™) memory card is also available for purchase at select Virgin Mobile retailers, enabling Sonic-users to store up to 128 songs right on the phone.
"Virgin Mobile users are smart, savvy and all about being connected," said Howard Handler, Chief Marketing Officer of Virgin Mobile USA. "There are two things they don't leave home without - their mobile phone and their portable music players. With the Slider Sonic we've merged music and technology and packaged it in a sophisticated communications device." Sonic users will also have exclusive access to extreme sports, animated and Machinima content from, the number one broadband network for 18-34 year olds. programming available for download to the Slider Sonic includes the hit series "The Imperfects," a new animated series from Marvel and EA; "Pimp My Weapon"; "Behind the Music that Sucks"; and the prankster-sheik extreme sports show "Blisster."
Don't Forget to Accessorize
Slider Sonic users can take their gaming to the next level with the ergonomic K500 Gamepad designed by Kyocera Wireless. The gamepad's easy-to-use keys, comfy grip and portable size mean customers can carry it anywhere. Plus, it won't drain the phone's battery life because it's self-powered by three AAA batteries.
While the Slider Sonic comes out of the box ready to rock on a high-quality stereo headset with hands-free microphone, true audiophiles might opt for the available Kyocera Music Controller. This beauty adds full music controls to the cord and lets users ditch the included stereo ear-buds and plug in any high-end headphones with a standard 3.5mm jack.
A music dock for the Slider Sonic is also available for the music-lovers out there. The dock allows users to connect the phone to a stereo or PC and transfer music and video files over USB - all while recharging the battery. The Slider Sonic can be connected to any standard desktop speakers or headphones with a 3.5mm jack, allowing customers to listen to music in full stereo.
What Else Does this Beauty Offer?
The Slider Sonic is equipped with Virgin XL, a grab bag of mobile content goodies. Customers can instant message friends through the AIM® (AOL® Instant Messenger™), service, choose from a library of thousands of Superphonic (real-music) Ringtones, identify a song heard on the radio or in a club with Song ID or access exclusive content from *MTV. The perks don't end there though. Slider Sonic customers also have access to content courtesy of Comedy Central, so they can set up a Joke of the Day, download a "Crank Yankers" ringtone or test their South Park IQs with South Bark Brain Probe. Users can even personalize their phone by setting up a Rescue Ring to ditch a lame date or slide out of a sticky situation, download cutting-edge, full-color games, wallpapers and screensavers, or capture shameful and sentimental moments on the video recorder or camera functions.
The chic, compact black handset slides open with the push of a thumb, sports a high quality color display and weighs in at just over 3.8 oz. The Slider Sonic by Kyocera Wireless will be available in October at Virgin Mobile retail partners and retail for $249.99.
About Virgin Mobile USA, LLC
Launched nationally in July of 2002, Virgin Mobile USA, LLC is the nation's first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and first wireless carrier exclusively focused on the youth market. Virgin Mobile is a joint venture between Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Sprint, which operates one of the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless networks in the United States. In just two-and-one-half years, more than three million wireless users rejected long-term contracts and took control of their wireless spending with Virgin Mobile's Pay As You Go service. Virgin Mobile customers have exclusive access to VirginXtras and VirginXL- a suite of music, entertainment and fun lifestyle features, including *MTV mobile content created by our strategic partner MTV: Music Television. In addition, J.D. Power and Associates has recognized Virgin Mobile for providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" under its Certified Call Center Program.SM
Phones are available at more than 20,000 locations nationwide with Top-Up cards available at more than 60,000 locations nationwide. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online at or by calling 888-322-1122.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2005, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP¥ 1,180,655 million) with net income of approximately US$429 million (JP¥ 45,908 million).

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Nokia Introduces "XpressMusic" - A Dedicated Mobile Music Feature Brand

September 26, 2005

Press Releases: Feature brand serves to distinguish and promote music-optimized Nokia mobile devices

Espoo, Finland - Nokia, the world leader in mobility, today introduced "Nokia XpressMusic", a dedicated feature brand that makes it easy for consumers to identify Nokia's growing portfolio of music-optimized mobile devices. Each mobile device with Nokia XpressMusic shares key features that ensure the best mobile music experience, including dedicated music key(s), music pause/resume on incoming calls, support for 3.5 mm connectors and extended battery life for easy and convenient music listening. The announcement coincides with the introduction of the Nokia 3250, Nokia's second music optimized device, featuring dedicated music keys, over-the-air music downloading and up to 1GB of expandable memory. The Nokia XpressMusic logo will begin appearing on sales packages and promotion materials for music-optimized Nokia devices starting with the shipment of the Nokia N91 and Nokia 3250.

"Nokia has blazed a trail for music on mobiles - from personalized ringing tones to integrated FM radios and MP3 support. This year, Nokia has announced two full-featured, music-optimized mobile devices - ranging from the Nokia N91 mobile jukebox, which features 4GB of music storage, to the Nokia 3250 music phone introduced today," said Jonas Geust, Vice President, Music, Nokia. "The Nokia XpressMusic feature brand makes it easier for consumers to identify those Nokia devices which provide a great quality mobile music experience."

In 2004, Nokia sold more than 10 million mobile phones with an integrated digital music player. In 2005, Nokia expects that number to exceed 40 million. Nokia has introduced a range of music-enabled devices with expandable memory capacity, allowing consumers to listen to their favourite music on a single device they carry with them wherever they go - their mobile phone. Additionally, Nokia's music-enabled devices enable consumers to download music spontaneously over-the-air, in addition to transferring music files from their PC.

To warrant the Nokia XpressMusic mark, the device must meet a number of music-specific criteria, including:

- Great audio quality
- Dedicated key(s) for fast and easy access to the music collection
- Play, talk and play - music pauses when a call comes in, resumes when the call has ended
- Use any headphones for listening with standard 3.5mm jack
- Extended battery time (minimum of 10 hours for music)
- Substantial storage for large number of songs
- Create and edit playlists on the go
- USB 2.0 support for fast and easy transfer of your music
- Wide support of audio formats, including MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC and eAAC+
- Easy access to over-the-air music downloads

About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Experience UMTS – with the Siemens SXG75 high-tech mobile for navigation on the move and multimedia communication

Press Release: Munich, Sep 16, 2005 | The SXG75 from Siemens, which received early praise from trade visitors, media and network operators on its presentation at the CeBIT 2005, will be available from October 2005. Mobile navigation, photos, videos, music and fast downloads – this high-tech mobile for third-generation cellular technology leaves nothing to be desired. With an integrated 2-megapixel camera, a second camera for video conferencing, a large color display, an organizer as well as an RDS radio, MP3 and video player, the equipment is virtually complete. Moreover, even better sound can be achieved simply by attaching the “ Mobile Music Set” with high-quality active speakers (available as an optional accessory). Is just making calls not enough? Emails, MMS and Instant Messaging bring variety to mobile communication, while Bluetooth ensures wireless convenience.

Whether on a business trip or a leisure outing, the city map can be happily left at home. Because of the integrated GPS receiver, the pre-installed navigation software and navigation service (availability dependent on service or network operator), the SXG75 helps users find their way anywhere with ease. Visual and vocal instructions direct users reliably to their destination, making the SXG75 the perfect guide. Users can also get current restaurant tips and information on special offers in shops or interesting tourist sights. Furthermore, the built-in translator for English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish makes communication problems a thing of the past.

UMTS is putting the turbo into mobile communications. Many new applications can be used now for the first time thanks to the high speed of data transfer across these new networks. Be it for chatting with a friend per video call or downloading movies directly onto the phone – the SXG75 makes multimedia into a mobile experience.

Always in the picture: The built-in 2-megapixel digital camera will replace a conventional camera when on the move and also record short video clips. The photo editor provided will then subsequently put the finishing touches to the photographs. When making video calls, a second camera at the front of the device ensures that SXG75 users can be seen by their callers.

Pocket-sized movie theater: Using video streaming, favorite movies can be downloaded directly from the Internet onto the phone via a fast UMTS connection and viewed on the large color display. Those who prefer to listen to music can use the SXG75 as a mobile radio or MP3 player. In conjunction with the "Mobile Music Set" (original accessory), the mobile phone becomes a portable stereo system that pumps superb sound from its active speakers. Surfing the net, reading emails, sending a Multimedia Message (MMS) or chatting with friends using Instant Messaging – all of these can be done equally quickly and conveniently while on the move with the SXG75.

With 128 MB of internal memory (of which 64 MB is usable space), the SGX75 affords plenty of room to store pictures, videos, MP3 tracks, games and other practical applications. The memory available can be extended to as much as 1 gigabyte simply by plugging RS (reduced-size) multimedia cards into the phone. Additionally, the integrated organizer makes every day go more smoothly. All the user’s tasks, contacts, notes and appointments can always be kept to hand and kept up to date constantly through regular synchronization with a desktop PC.

High-tech eye-catcher: The design of this stylish phone is just as modern as the technology it embodies. Clear lines and quality materials along with the color combinations of silver with either black or white elements accentuate its elegant appearance. Weighing only 134 grams, its striking shape and elevated casing in the lower region lend an unmistakable aspect to this UMTS phone.

In addition to the "IMS-700 Mobile Music Set", a wide range of further original Siemens accessories is also available for the SXG75. These include a selection of headsets such as wireless Bluetooth headsets, a stereo headset for particularly good sound as well as the fashionable “Purestyle” headset. Moreover, a number of high-quality, handsfree Siemens Bluetooth solutions is also on offer for wireless in-car use. An attachable camera flash, a choice of chargers, a data cable and a practical carrying case complete the portfolio.

Available in the colors “Metallic White” and “Metallic Black”, the SXG75 will be on sale in the premium price range from October 2005.

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Siemens Communications is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. Siemens is the only provider in the market that offers its customers a full-range portfolio, from devices for end users to complex network infrastructures for enterprises and carriers as well as related services. Siemens Communications is the world’s innovation leader in convergent technologies, products and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within Siemens and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2004 (year-end September 30), its 60,000-strong workforce posted sales of approximately 18 billion euros.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

The Gigaset SL75 WLAN: Capture and share the moment – now!

Press Release: Berlin, Sep 2, 2005 | The Gigaset SL75 WLAN cordless phone from Siemens CPE Customer Premises Equipment offers new ways to experience Internet communication. Broadband users with a WLAN router will take this wireless LAN Voice-over-IP handset beyond the house or garden and make Internet calls from any WLAN gateway with open access, without a running PC. To enjoy WLAN flexibility, the modern, attractive handset enables storage of several WLAN access point profiles for easy switching between WLAN networks – at home, in the workplace, at holiday cottages or friends’ houses.

As well as making phone calls, the Gigaset SL75 WLAN permits communication using the instant messaging service (IM) functions. Instead of only notifying of incoming emails like the Gigaset S35 WLAN, the Gigaset SL75 WLAN’s complete email functionality allows emails to be sent and received with photo attachments. Now special moments can be captured on the integrated digital camera and shared instantly with family and friends anywhere in the world.

The handset’s rich telephone book will store up to 200 entries, with names, numbers, email and postal addresses. Contact data and ringer tones are imported directly from the PC to the Gigaset via WLAN – without a data cable. Using the colored graphic display’s calling animation or assigning one of up to 16 standard or uploaded polyphonic ringer tones to key contacts enable callers to be recognized without even picking up the phone.

The Gigaset SL75 WLAN will be available from November 2005 in night grey for approximately EUR 299.

Siemens Communications is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. Siemens is the only provider in the market that offers its customers a full-range portfolio, from devices for end users to complex network infrastructures for enterprises and carriers as well as related services.Siemens Communications is the world’s innovation leader in convergent technologies, products and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within Siemens and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2004 (year-end September 30), its 60,000-strong workforce posted sales of approximately 18 billion euros.

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Sagem Communication and Ningbo BIRD reinforce their partnership in mobile phones

Press release: Paris, September 8, 2005 – SAFRAN Group announces the signature of a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) by its subsidiary Sagem Communication and the Chinese company Ningbo BIRD, in order to reinforce their partnership.

Sagem Communication and Ningbo BIRD begun their collaboration back in 1999 through the sales in China by Ningbo BIRD of products based on Sagem Communication technology.
In 2002, a new step was taken with the set up of the Joint Venture (50/50): Ningbo BIRD SAGEM Electronics Corporation Ltd. (NBBSE) which produces mobile phones. Today, NBBSE employs 2,030 people.

Based on this existing partnership, Sagem Communication and Ningbo BIRD have decided to reinforce their world-wide position through this new MoU by creating a strategic alliance built on closer links at different levels.

Both companies have decided to co-ordinate their global strategy : sales of both brand products will be managed commonly. For an efficient customer management, sales coordination will be driven by Sagem Communication on the international market, and by Ningbo BIRD on the chinese market. Purchasing will be conducted commonly. Product quality will be placed at the highest standards. Joint experience and combined skills will enable both companies to reach these targets.

Finally, a new Joint Venture (50/50) dedicated to Research & Development will be created in Ningbo, China (Zhejiang province) with the mission to develop a common product range for SAGEM and BIRD brands. It will allow to optimise development costs for both companies while enlarging the product range and insuring a high quality level. This new Joint Venture would employ 1,000 engineers and technicians in the future who will complement the existing European Research and Development centres of Sagem Communication.

« In order to answer in a even faster and better way to customers’ needs, Ningbo BIRD and Sagem Communication are combining their strengths. This new milestone will reinforce our world-wide position on the mobile phones market » declared Grégoire Olivier, chairman and CEO of Sagem Communication and member of the executive board of SAFRAN Group.

« This strategic Alliance will allow Ningbo BIRD to reinforce its leadership on the Chinese market while selling a new product range with richer features and with an even higher level of quality. In addition, our international sales will be developed through the world-wide sales channels of SAFRAN Group to which our partner Sagem Communication belongs to» declared Xu Lihua, chairman of Ningbo BIRD.

SAFRAN is an international high-technology group with four core businesses: propulsion, communications, equipment, defense security. It has 56,000 employees in over 30 countries, and annual revenues exceeding 10 billion euros. The SAFRAN group comprises a number of companies with prestigious brand names, and holds, alone or in partnership, global or European leadership positions in all of its markets.
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About Sagem Communication
Sagem Communication (SAFRAN Group) is a major player in the Mobile and Broadband Communication industries, who has acquired a strong world-wide position thanks to renewed innovation. SAGEM products stand-out particularly in the following activities: mobile phones, printing terminals, residential terminals, digital TV, networks, electronic metering and cables, etc. For more information, please visit our Web site:

About Ningbo BIRD
Ningbo BIRD Co. Ltd is a stock listed high-tech company specialized in R&D, manufacturing and marketing mobile communication equipment. It is the first Chinese mobile maker having been granted the certification by the National Science & Technology Department and the Chinese Academy of Science.
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