Friday, October 28, 2005

Nokia introduces two CDMA handsets designed for new growth markets

26 October 2005

Press Release: Nokia 1255 monoblock and Nokia 2355 fold-style phones combine a modern, compact design with an attractive price point

Florianopolis, Brazil - Reaffirming its commitment to providing high-quality devices for new growth markets, Nokia today introduced a pair of CDMA handsets designed expressly for these fast-growing regions. Both the classically styled monoblock Nokia 1255 phone and the expressively designed fold-style Nokia 2355 phone boast strong feature sets not usually found at their entry-level price point. Both the Nokia 1255 and Nokia 2355 phones are expected to be available during the 1st quarter of 2006.

"Nokia has built a strong relationship with CDMA operators in new growth markets around the world, and we are pleased to be adding two more handsets to our lineup that will meet the unique needs of their customer bases," said Timo Ihamuotila, senior vice president of Nokia's CDMA business unit. "Even while meeting the value needs of consumers in these new growth markets, the Nokia 2355 and Nokia 1255 phones still deliver a wide range of features designed to enhance the mobile experience."

Nokia 1255 phone: A classic value

The value-priced Nokia 1255 phone packs an extra-large feature set into an extra-small package. The 80-gram phone offers productivity tools such as a two-way handsfree speakerphone, voice recorder and a calendar with an alarm clock. Other fun features include two built-in games, 20 ringtones and a selection of user-selectable screen savers. In recognition of the need to stay in touch while minimizing downtime, the Nokia 1225 phone delivers up to four hours of talk time and up to 10 days of standby time. A partial list of additional features includes:

- 250 contact phonebook
- Text messaging
- Stopwatch and countdown timer
- Internal vibrating alert
- Easy-to-use Nokia user interface

Nokia 2355 phone: Low cost, high impact

Following the Nokia tradition of delivering high-impact products to all market segments, the new Nokia 2355 phone delivers an ultra-compact, color screen 78-gram fold-style phone to the entry-level market. The 128 x 128 pixel 65K color screen, built-in FM radio and integrated flashlight allow the Nokia 2355 phone to deliver a unique set of features to owners, while the ability to download BREW 1.2 or Java MIDP 1.0 content, such as ringtones, games and screensavers, offers value-added services that meet the needs of both consumers and operators. Other selected features of the Nokia 2355 phone include:

- Text and multimedia messaging
- Integrated speakerphone
- WAP 2.0 compliant browser
- 16-chord polyphonic ringtones
- Calendar with alarm clock

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.

For specifications and reviews visit Nokia cell phones

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Nokia brings Bluetooth technology to a pair of new fold-style CDMA handsets

26 October 2005

Press Release: New mid-tier Nokia 2855 and 6165 phones combine today's most wanted features with a stylish fold design

Florianopolis, Brazil - Addressing the needs of customers seeking a compact, stylish CDMA handset with Bluetooth technology, Nokia today introduced the mid-range Nokia 2855 and 6165 phones. Each weighing under 4 ounces, both the Nokia 2855 and Nokia 6165 phones are compatible with a wide range of popular Bluetooth technology enabled accessories such as wireless headsets and car kits as well as other Bluetooth technology enabled devices including laptop PC's and even new automobiles. Besides Bluetooth technology, both the Nokia 2855 and 6165 phones feature support for downloadable Java or BREW applications, streaming audio and video content and customizable MIDI ringtones. Both the Nokia 2855 and 6165 phones are expected to be available during the first half of 2006.

"With the Nokia 2855 and 6165 phones, Nokia is filling a gap for Bluetooth technology enabled CDMA handsets at a mid range price point," said Larry Paulson, vice president of product marketing for Nokia's CDMA business group. "Along with the Bluetooth technology, consumers will be attracted by the hallmark Nokia design and will appreciate the ease of use delivered by the signature Nokia user interface, while operators will be drawn by the ability to deliver value-added services like applications, messaging and ringtones."

Nokia 2855 phone

Featuring a bold color palette including metallic-finish indigo or cabernet, the Nokia 2855 phone is Nokia's most affordable Bluetooth technology enabled CDMA handset. The large 128 x 160 pixel 262K color main display is perfect for viewing MMS messages and enjoying the customizable themes that make the Nokia 2855 phone unique for each owner. For maximum productivity on the go, the Nokia 2855 phone features an extensive phonebook with room for up to 500 entries - each allowing for 5 phone numbers, e-mail address, web address and a notes field per entry. Additional features of the Nokia 2855 phone include:

- Integrated handsfree speakerphone
- Voice memo recorder and voice dialing
- High-fidelity MP3/AAC ringtone support

Nokia 6165 phone

The Nokia 6165 phone shares the strong feature set of the Nokia 2855 phone, and builds upon it by adding a full one-megapixel camera with flash and built-in infrared technology to provide support for all major types of connectivity - Bluetooth, USB cable, and infrared. Support for location-based services allow the Nokia 6165 phone to take advantage of mobile applications that take advantage of positioning information for accessing information on nearby points of interest, directions and more. Other unique features of the Nokia 6165 phone include:

- Support for capturing, sending and viewing video
- Classic design with bright chrome accents
- Streaming video

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.

For specifications and reviews visit Nokia cell phones

Monday, October 24, 2005

LG-U880 "The World's Slimmest 3G Music Clamshell Phone"

Press release: LG Introduces the World's Slimmest 3G Music Phone
October 24, 2005

LG-U880 "The World's Slimmest 3G Music Clamshell Phone"

LG Electronics (LG), a pioneer in innovative mobile convergence technology, has announced the launch of the world's slimmest 3G clamshell phone with powerful MP3 feature. Scheduled to be launched on middle of November, the new model LG-U880 is only 18.2mm thick and designed to appeal to the fashion-conscious with its stylish design and a powerful MP3 player function.

The LG-U880 is equipped with all the features to satisfy the sophisticated tastes of today's trendsetter. The new model is the thinnest clamshell type among 3G phones available in the market. In addition, the large user memory can store more than 20 MP3 songs for music lovers. The phone also has buttons on the outside of the clamshell for easy control of the MP3 player function. The list of multimedia features sported by the phone includes video telephony and 1.3 mega-pixel camera.

LG-U880 will be available in a variety of color choices including glossy black, matt black, silver, and pink. This diversity allows consumers a range of choices. The model also supports Transflash external memory and Bluetooth.

"As a true leader of the next generation mobile communications technology, LG continues to provide the most innovative and convenient handsets to consumers. LG-U880 is a proof of our dedication to offer stylish design and sophisticated multimedia functions," said Mr. Mun-hwa Park, President & CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

"As the undisputed leader of the 3G market, LG will continue to produce cutting edge technology and design, backed by its world class R&D facilities and design capabilities."

LG-U880 will be available through Hutchison's services in markets including UK, Italy, Austria, Australia, Hong Kong, Sweden and Denmark.

>> LG-U880 "The World's Slimmest 3G Music Clamshell Phone"
- 1.3 mega-pixel Camera Tilt camera
- Video Telephony
- 15Φ Dual Stereo speakers
- 75 MB user memory and external Transflash(Micro SD)
- USB, Bluetooth
- Internal antenna
- VOD, AOD, WAP, Java, E-mail, MMS

- Radio Band: 2100/900/1800/1900MHz
- Dimensions: 98.8mm x 49mm x 18.2mm
- Display: Main 2.0"LCD, 176X220, 262k TFT
Sub 1.17" 96x 96, 65k TFT
- Talk Time/Standby Time: 244Min. / 297hr
- Weight: 99g

For reviews and specifications please visit LG cell phones

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Motorola Introduces Next Generation of 3G Handsets

18 October 2005

Press Release: Motorola RAZR V3x raises the bar in UMTS design and technology

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – 18 October 2005 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, today unveiled its next generation of 3G/UMTS mobile handsets, which are launching first with operators in Europe and Asia. The Motorola RAZR V3x, the E770v and the E1070 underscore Motorola’s commitment to 3G/UMTS by providing the very latest technology coupled with industry-leading design innovation.

The introduction of the RAZR V3x unites the power of 3G/UMTS technology with the world acclaimed RAZR clamshell design. The ultra-slim RAZR V3x is available in three colors: liquorice black exclusively through 3, ash silver exclusively through Vodafone, and cosmic blue available through other wireless operators.

In addition, Motorola announced the compact E1070 clamshell with the very latest multimedia capabilities and as the small yet powerful E770v candy bar, which is available exclusively at Vodafone.

“The E1070 and the E770v enrich the Motorola UMTS line-up with more ‘must have’ designs and ‘must do’ experiences,” said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola Mobile Devices. “We’re thrilled to be working with the world’s leading UMTS operators to deliver the promise and power of 3G to everyone. And we’re especially excited to deliver the RAZR V3x, which puts the ‘wickedly cool’ in UMTS.”

Motorola RAZR V3x
Weighing less than 130g, the Motorola RAZR V3x is an ultra-slim clamshell model that delivers an extensive range of impressive multimedia tools, including a 2-megapixel camera, real-time two-way video calling, still and moving image capture, and all in hugely popular RAZR design language.

Bluetooth® wireless technology, which supports wireless stereo sound through Motorola’s Bluetooth Stereo Headset, and an externally accessible Transflash/Micro SD memory card enhance users’ mobile entertainment experience.

Motorola E1070
The sleek and stylish Motorola E1070 combines amazing audio-visual quality with extensive multimedia capabilities to pack a powerful punch. Inside its compact clamshell form, the E1070 provides a 1.3-megapixel camera with digital zoom, enhanced Bluetooth support, externally accessible Transflash/Micro SD memory card and high-quality QVGA display and video.

The Motorola E1070 will be available through several operators, including TIM, Telefonica Moviles, Orange and O2.

Motorola E770v
The Vodafone exclusive E770v is a small and powerful 3G device which is both effortless and fun. Featuring video calling and a powerful multimedia engine, the Motorola E770v provides affordable access to the latest Vodafone live! Service, including up-to-the-minute news full-track music downloads, an increasing range of mobile TV services and content, as well as sports and other entertainment.

All three handsets will be available in Q4 2005. For pricing and local-market availability, please contact your local Motorola representative.

About Motorola
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace, and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information:

For reviews and specifications please visit Motorola cell phones

Monday, October 17, 2005

Play music files from handsets on any radio receiver

17 October 2005

Press release: London, 17th October 2005, - Sony Ericsson today announced the Walkman™ -branded FM Music Transmitter MMR-60. Attached to a Sony Ericsson mobile phone it can transmit music files from the handset over the FM radio frequency band. This means that you can now to listen to favourite MP3/AAC tracks from your mobile, through any radio receivers within range.

The transmitter attaches to any Sony Ericsson mobile phone incorporating the new system connector Fast port. Menus in the mobile phone allow you to control the transmitting frequency at a range of up to 10 meters. Since the MMR-60 remembers the last used frequency, it’s easy to reconnect to the radio whenever you like. When a call comes in, the music stops playing and continues when you hang up. Small and easy to carry around, the MMR-60 offers a simple plug-and-play solution for people who want to share their favourite music with others.

“This Walkman™ phone accessory is a must-have for anyone who wants to unleash the music from his or her phone and share it with friends, at a party or even in the car,” said Per Helander, Product Manager. You can now use any radio receiver within a 10m range to listen to your favourite tracks in stereo loudspeakers, wherever you happen to be.

The MMR-60 is the newest addition to the strong portfolio of Sony Ericsson music accessories. The range includes, among other products, the Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-70 and the Music Cable MMC-60.

Available in limited markets during December 2005, the MMR-60 will be released according to the legal requirements of each country.

Plays music from your handset on any radio receiver within range
Kit contents
FM Music Transmitter MMR-60
Box for storing and carrying
Size: 43x27x11mm
Weight: 9 gram
Range: Up to 10 meters
Colour: Gray/silver/black
Note: Since FM-transmitters are not allowed in all countries yet, it will be launched in countries where we know it is allowed. This currently includes USA, South America, Australia and some countries in Asia. As we get knowledge about other countries allowing this, this list will grow.

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories, PC-cards and M2M solutions. Established as a joint venture by Ericsson and Sony in 2001, with head quarters in London, the company employs 5,000 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America. For more information, please visit

For specifications and reviews visit Sony Ericsson cell phones

High performance speaker system delivers

17 October 2005

Press Release: London, 17th October 2005, – Sony Corporation and Sony Ericsson today announced a new jointly developed Home Audio System that enables owners of Sony Ericsson Walkman music phones to enjoy their mobile music collections in full Hi-Fi sound quality. The Home Audio System MDS-70 is a stylish phone cradle which connects to a set of high performance speakers, so all the user need do is nest the phone in the cradle, press Play and enjoy the full, rich sound that is synonymous with Sony home Hi-Fi products.

“As you build up your favourite music collection on your Walkman phone, it’s good to be able to enjoy those tracks in great quality when you reach home or the workspace,” says Steve Walker, Head of Product Marketing. “Now you can enjoy your mobile music directly from the phone without the need to transfer files or build duplicate collections. The sound performance is just as you’d expect from a fully featured Hi-Fi, because the Sony technology inside has the power to deliver very high quality audio from a very small system.”

The high quality audio of the Home Audio System MDS-70 is made possible by Sony S-Master, a digital audio technology that is embedded in Sony products ranging from home Hi-Fi, home theatre systems to car audio, TV and Vaio PC’s. It is the S-Master technology that gives these products, even the smallest micro-Hi-Fi, a full, rich sound quality that is unique to Sony.

Stylish, contemporary design and ease of use gives the Home Audio System great appeal for any home or office environment. The speaker stand can be controlled from the remote control and the system conveniently charges the phone while it’s nestled in the cradle. Users can enjoy their music on the move then come home, place the phone onto the cradle and enjoy the same music in their home or office, knowing the phone is being charged for the next time they leave the building.

The Home Audio System is the perfect companion to the growing range of Sony Ericsson Walkman phones, including the latest UMTS version, the W900, which is also announced today. The speaker stand will be available globally from Q1 2006 from both Sony Ericsson (Home Audio System MDS-70) and Sony (Cradle Audio CPA-001) and will be distributed through consumer electronics as well as mobile telecoms outlets.

Home Audio System MDS-70 / Cradle Audio CPA-001 – Technical Summary

Main Unit comprises:
Amplifier plus left/right speakers
Total RMS25W
S-Master Digital Amplifier
Neodymium magnet speaker units
Shielded speakers
Surround Mode by Digital Signal Processor
Handset Battery Charging
Tone Control (Bass, Treble)
Line In x 1
Remote control
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories, PC-cards and M2M solutions. Established as a joint venture by Ericsson and Sony in 2001, with head quarters in London, the company employs 5,000 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America. For more information, please visit

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Motorola launches new PEBL handset

Press Release: Shaped by nature, the PEBL U6’s rounded silhouette creates the perfect balance to the slim lined RAZR

Hong Kong – October 17, 2005 – Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that the Motorola PEBL U6 is now on sale in Hong Kong through authorized retailers. Inspired by the feel of a stone worn smooth by water, the oval handset marks a significant evolution in Motorola’s mobile design ethos.

The PEBL U6 has a distinctive rounded shape that articulates one of the key forms in Motorola’s evolving design philosophy. While attributes such as “chiselled, thin and defined” steered the development of the RAZR, the PEBL U6 is shaped to reflect “tactile, soft and mysterious” qualities and unveils a small yet luxurious object of desire.

Jim Wicks, VP of Consumer Experience Design at Motorola, says: “The PEBL U6 silhouette is created to emotionally and rationally engage with consumers. It has a character and defined personality that speak a very human and intuitive language through sight, sound and touch.”

A perfect marriage of design and innovation, PEBL U6’s unique opening mechanism adds to the mystery and allure of this simple, yet distinctive, handset. Features include integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology, speaker-independent voice recognition, up to 5MB of memory, and a VGA camera . All seamlessly merge to deliver an effortlessly cool experience.

Following the success of the RAZR, the PEBL U6’s distinctive profile continues to lay the foundation for Motorola’s design strategy and product portfolio.

Pricing and Availability
The PEBL U6 is available in black for HK$3,480 and available at Motorola authorized retailers from 17th Oct,2005. For more information on product availability and pricing in each market:

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About Motorola
Motorola pioneered mobile technology in the 1930s with car radios and public safety radio networks, the walkie-talkie in the 1940's and space-to earth communication for the Apollo program in the 1960s. In the 1980s, Motorola revolutionized personalized communications with the first commercial handheld cellular phone. Today, its new smart devices, networks, and software are making communications not just mobile, but seamless. Continuously redefining “the device formerly known as the cell phone,” Motorola also leads the industry in design, with award-winning products like the iconic RAZR. Motorola had sales of U.S. $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information, please visit

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Verizon Wireless And SAMSUNG Launch The SCH-A950 Music Phone

Press Release: Advanced Music and V CAST Video Capabilities Make the a950 a Mobile Entertainment Superstar

BEDMINSTER, N.J. and DALLAS – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and Verizon Wireless today launched the SCH-a950, the perfect music phone for turning customers into mobile DJs. A phone for all the senses, customers with an a950 will also experience enhanced sound quality – from ring tones to music/video playback to conversations via speakerphone – through the phone’s dual stereo speakers.
Equipped with an MP3 player, consumers can take their favorite tunes with them wherever they go. The number of songs is limited only by the size of the TransFlash™ memory card (purchased separately) that fits neatly in the a950’s expandable memory slot. Pressing the play key on the front of the phone activates the music player. Navigating through the phone’s music library is also a breeze. Music lovers can use the a950’s sleek jog dial to scroll through their playlists, while the keys on the phone’s exterior allow customers to stop, start and skip around to find the tune to fit their mood.

Adding another level to its multimedia multi-tasking, the a950 uses advanced wireless technology and design to offer a complete entertainment experience. Whether streaming news and sports video highlights on Verizon Wireless’ V CAST service, downloading and watching crystal clear V CAST video clips from the hottest new music videos and celebrity gossip news, or listening to favorite songs through the phone’s MP3 player and stereo speakers, customers will have easy access to the very best in wireless entertainment.

Additionally, the phone brings imaging to the multimedia mix with its 1.3 megapixel digital camera and camcorder, allowing snap happy customers to capture still images or video clips to send and share with family and friends. The a950 also supports Bluetooth® profiles for headsets and hands-free accessories.*

The a950 is available for $149.99 after $100 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement and in the 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores across the country and at Circuit City locations. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or got to

*Bluetooth profile does not support object exchange (OBEX) profile.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation’s most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, see STA's website at

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

For reviews and specifications, please visit Samsung cell phones

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

ME75 – An outdoor mobile that can keep pace with an active lifestyle!

Press Release: Munich, Oct 12, 2005 | Light as a feather and sportily chic: Measuring a mere 10.5 cm long and weighing only 95 grams, the ME75 from BenQ Mobile is currently the most practical outdoor mobile in its class. Inspired by the design of modern trainers, the ME75 combines robustness and lightness in an unparalleled manner. As the ME75 features improved resistance to spray water, dust and shock, it makes the ideal companion for sports and leisure – whether for jogging in the woods or riding a mountain bik e. Because of its rubberized exterior, it is also extremely comfortable to hold in the hand. With a standby time of 450 hours, this mobile also proves to be a long-distance runner with immense staying power.

Whether doing sports or immersed in the hustle and bustle of daily life – there is no need to forego multimedia comfort: a VGA camera for photos and videos, a large TFT color display, Instant Messaging, email, polyphonic ring tones as well as an organizer are only some of the extensive functions of this mobile.

From among the wide range of original accessories available for the ME75, the portable handsfree Car Kit Easy with integrated mobile holder enables flexible in-car communication with high speech quality. Photographs come out perfectly, even when taken in the twilight or in interior rooms, with the aid of the clip-on photo flash, which is also available as an original accessory.

The ME75 will be on the market from November 2005 in the color variations “Amazon Green” und “Atlas Grey.” Prices will be available locally. Anyone who would already like to try out the ME75 before its market launch can register on the internet at

About BenQ Mobile

BenQ Mobile is an industry leader in wireless communication devices with a high lifestyle appeal. Headquartered in Munich ( Germany ), the company is one of three business divisions of BenQ Corporation and a trademark licensee of Siemens AG.

With revenues of more than 5.6 billion Euros in 2004*, over 7000 employees worldwide, its state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facilities in Aalborg (Denmark), Beijing, Suzhou (China), Kamp-Lintfort, Munich, Ulm (Germany), Manaus (Brazil), Mexicali (Mexico), Taipei (Taiwan), and Wroclaw (Poland), and a strong sales, marketing and service network, BenQ Mobile benefits from its global footprint. BenQ Mobile will leverage complementary competencies and resources in product creation, developing elegant yet exciting devices that enable consumers to further explore mobility.

*combined revenues of BenQ Mobile Phones and Siemens Mobile Devices in 2004

For reviews and specifications please visit Siemens cell phones

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Nokia to support GSM technology on 450 MHz frequency band for mobile phones

October 11, 2005

Press Release: Espoo, Finland - Nokia today underlined its interest in GSM technology on the 450 MHz frequency band. Nokia believes that a GSM450 frequency is a viable solution in providing affordable handsets and mobile voice-centered services to new growth areas with a low teledensity. For regions licensing a 450 MHz frequency band, GSM technology can provide a cost conscious alternative and thus enable mobile communications for a broad consumer base in very price sensitive markets.

"Nokia believes that reducing the total cost of ownership for both affordable handsets and mobile voice services are the key when it comes to reaching the next billion consumers in new growth markets," says Søren Petersen, Senior Vice President, Nokia Mobile Phones. "The GSM450 frequency can provide a way of giving consumers and operators a choice in taking full advantage of the affordability of GSM technology."

Nokia previously stated it expects the mobile subscriber base to reach three billion by 2010. This growth will be significantly fueled by markets which currently have a low mobile penetration rate. With the right combination of mobile phones, network solutions, services and a regulated environment, Nokia envisions a mobile landscape where operators can profitably offer mobile services to a broader range of consumers for as little as USD 5 per month.

Nokia GSM handsets, such as the recently introduced Nokia 2652 and the Nokia 1600 (for GSM 900/1800/1900), are very popular in entry markets. Potentially Nokia products could bring the benefits of GSM technology to markets that are planning to license the 450MHz frequency band.

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.

For reviews and specifications visit: Nokia cell phones

UIQ Technology presents the new UIQ 3 software platform and Sony Ericsson the first UIQ 3 based smartphone to the global developer community

10 October 2005

Press Release: London, UK, October 10, 2005 – UIQ Technology today released the first public version of the Software Development Kit (SDK) for UIQ 3, its latest version of the software platform, based on Symbian OS. At the same time, Sony Ericsson today announced its latest contribution to the smartphone evolution, the Sony Ericsson P990, which will be the first UIQ 3 based mobile phone coming to market. Software developers around the world can now start creating new, innovative applications for the next generation smartphone.

The recently launched UIQ 3 platform is an open software platform, based on Symbian OS, allowing developers to potentially target all UIQ 3 based phones from different manufacturers, using one single codeline. Applications will automatically receive the look and feel of the device they run on without the need for the developer to write extra code for it. Updates and bug fixes will be identical for all target platforms, and only one code update is needed to propagate it to all UIQ 3 based handsets. Developers will benefit from shorter time-to-market since code written for UIQ 3 will be identical through all handsets, unless device specific features have been used.

Manufacturer specific extensions and application programming interfaces (API’s) can be added to UIQ 3, allowing developers to take advantage of special features, to optimize their applications for specific phones in order to improve interaction and to use the full potential of the phone.

The Sony Ericsson P990 is the first smartphone to utilize the new UIQ 3 platform. Built on Symbian OS v9.1, the P990 is based on the same proven concept and recognizable form factor as previous Sony Ericsson smartphones, allowing developers to create powerful, touch screen-based applications in C++, or in Java™ for both flip open and flip closed modes. UIQ 3 is a flexible software platform that provides a unique opportunity for code-reuse in application development.

Developers are encouraged to register with the new UIQ Developer Program, also announced today, at to find more detailed documentation such as a getting started tutorial and participate in the first UIQ 3 discussion forum. On October 26, 2005, the first public beta release of the UIQ 3 SDK will be available for download from the UIQ Developer Program portal.

Sony Ericsson specific extensions and beta API’s will be available from Sony Ericsson Developer World at during Q4 2005. The extension package will include the Sony Ericsson specific Vibration API and Bluetooth Keyboard API as well as emulator components such as fonts and skins.

UIQ Technology and Sony Ericsson both participate in the Symbian Smartphone Show 2005 on 11-12 October at the ExCeL Centre in London. You will find UIQ Technology in booth number 40, where you can sign up for the new UIQ Developer Program. The first 500 to do so will receive a CD containing a limited preview edition of the UIQ 3 SDK. Sony Ericsson is headline sponsor of the show and can be found demonstrating the smartphone evolution and offering Tech Support Live! to developers in booth number 124.

About UIQ Technology
UIQ Technology develops and licenses an open software platform to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and supports licensees in the drive towards developing a mass market for open mobile phones. UIQ based phones are powerful and give access to enterprise applications, email, multimedia clips and web pages. UIQ is for example used in mobile phones from Sony Ericsson, Motorola, BenQ and Arima. UIQ Technology, established 1999 in Sweden, is a fully owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd.

About Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories, PC-cards and M2M solutions. Established as a joint venture by Ericsson and Sony in 2001, with head quarters in London, the company employs 5,000 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America. For more information, please visit

Sony Ericsson Developer World is a global support program and web portal totally dedicated to helping serious, wireless developers achieve business success by providing the documentation, tools, training, technical and go-to-market support they need in their development process. Sony Ericsson Developer World helps developers get on the fast track from mind to market, thereby ensuring that a constant stream of fun, useful and innovative content and applications is available for Sony Ericsson phones.

For cell phone reviews please visit Sony Ericsson cell phones

Friday, October 07, 2005

N-Gage Academy teaches mobile phone users to download and share games

October 06, 2005

Press Release: Espoo, Finland - Nokia has launched an on-line campaign, N-Gage Academy, to teach mobile phone users how to download and share games. The campaign enables customers with a selected Nokia phone to order a fun mini-game free of charge, and share the game via Bluetooth connection with another compatible Nokia mobile phone.

Gerard Wiener, Vice President, Games Business Program, Nokia said, "The N-Gage Academy located only at, is our way of showing how easy it is to download games onto your Nokia mobile phone." Wiener continued, "Gamers can also send the mini-game to their friends by Bluetooth. The N-Gage Academy campaign shows everyone that mobile gaming is fun and that everyone can play. This is also something we want to do with our next generation of mobile gaming on Nokia smartphones - with fantastic gaming quality!"

Visitors to the N-Gage Academy ( can simply send a mini-game to another compatible Nokia mobile phone, either by WAP/GPRS settings or, by downloading the mini-game ZIP file to a personal computer for transfer by Bluetooth or MMC, with at least 2MB of memory.

The game is presented by N-Gage QD, the gamers phone and can also be played and sent virally from to a friend's PC.

About N-Gage
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Samsung BCS’ OfficeServ™ 7200 Introduces Wireline and Wireless Convergence

Company introduces its converged platform for business communication solutions
October 04, 2005

Press Release: RICHARDSON, Texas —Oct. 3, 2005 — Samsung continues to expand its product portfolio and services far beyond the world of consumer electronics, with the release of the powerful OfficeServ™ 7200 converged platform. The OfficeServ 7200 marks the introduction of the company’s converged platform for voice and data communications using wireline and wireless technologies, making it one of the most efficient and flexible platforms for business communications solutions currently available.
Capitalizing on Samsung’s extensive expertise and long history in developing wireline, wireless, voice and digital convergence equipment , the OfficeServ 7200 allows end-users to leverage new capabilities not previously available to them, via Samsung products such as IP-based, in-office mobility and OfficeServ applications.

“The convergence of wireless and wireline is that next step in enterprise communications,” said Steve Gobeli, vice president of Samsung Telecommunications America, Business Communication Systems Division. “For Samsung and its dealers, the OfficeServ 7200 opens a new market by allowing us to converge the data and IP wireless applications for small-to-medium sized business communications. For our business end-users, the platform increases convenience, efficiencies and application possibilities while reducing costs by maximizing the capabilities of one platform.”

OfficeServ 7200 handles voice calls and data using a flexible array of modules, including Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) modules and a 10/100Base-T Ethernet interface. This provides an integrated wireless and wireline platform that provides full support for Samsung’s VoIP, Wireless LAN (WLAN), and traditional phones and IP-based data and other business communications peripherals and allows for voice call Quality of Service (QoS) control. The solution also offers Samsung’s SVMi-20E, a fully integrated voice-processing platform that provides flexible auto attendant and call processing functionality. In addition, Samsung’s SVMi20E, through the Samsung E-Mail Gateway, delivers voicemail to SMTP e-mail clients as a .wav file attachment.

“The beauty of this platform is not only its support for different types of traffic and equipment but also the applications it enables such as OfficeServ™ Wireless or OfficeServ™ DataView,” added Gobeli. “These and other OfficeServ enhanced applications this platform supports allow businesses to have more information at their fingertips, more call control functions, better voice and data connections and ultimately, provide better service to their customers.”

The OfficeServ Wireless solution, supported on the iDCS 100 IP-enabled, iDCS 500 IP-enabled and the OfficeServ 7200 platforms, combines high quality voice features with the in-building freedom and security of wireless handsets providing a fully-featured mobility solution for businesses over their Wireless Local Area Network. The OfficeServ DataView application is Samsung’s call center solution that combines automatic call distribution capabilities with historical reporting and supervisor monitoring for IP-enabled iDCS and OfficeServ platforms.

The OfficeServ 7200 converged platform, OfficeServ Wireless and OfficeServ DataView are available now through Samsung’s dealer network.

About Samsung Business Communication System
Samsung Business Communication Systems (BCS), a Dallas-based division of Samsung Telecommunications America, is the distribution arm for Samsung Electronics Company's line of business telephony solutions. Targeting small- to medium-sized businesses, Samsung BCS offers an elite line of telephony-based customer premise equipment (CPE) with dynamic architecture that can accommodate tremendous growth at low incremental costs to meet a variety of communications needs. As an innovator in convergence technology, Samsung's business telephony systems bring together traditional voice and data capabilities to offer fully integrated, converged communications platforms and applications. In addition to CPE, Samsung BCS also offers a comprehensive line of voice processing equipment, CTI applications and wireless solutions.

Samsung BCS’ parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in more than 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs.

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