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Nokia Proves Phones Can't be Too Thin or Too Smart

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[March 31, 2009]

Nokia Proves Phones Can't be Too Thin or Too Smart

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At CTIA Wireless 2009, Nokia announced it will deliver the thinnest QWERTY smartphone, the Nokia E71x, to consumers across the United States together with AT&T in the coming weeks.

Echoing the sleek design and feel of the world renowned Nokia E71, the Nokia E71x offers the ultimate QWERTY experience to messaging enthusiasts who want a device to complement their busy lifestyles - all in a thin, stylish package. Visit Nokia at CTIA Wireless 2009 in the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #7553, where Nokia will show off the new Nokia E71x, and demonstrate mobile innovations that are redefining the way consumers communicate, access information, network socially with friends and search the Web.

"The E71x is a lean, mean multimedia machine for busy people who want Internet-on-the-go capabilities in the palm of their hands," said Mark Louison, President, Nokia Inc. "Together with our carrier and industry partners in North America, Nokia continues to enhance the consumer mobile experience through a growing range of QWERTY music, messaging and feature rich devices." Sleek, stylish and smart - the Nokia E71x with AT&T The black steel colored Nokia E71x, exclusive to AT&T, houses all the multimedia and messaging capabilities people have come to crave in a world-class smartphone, made even more enjoyable with a large, high-resolution screen and full QWERTY keyboard. The Nokia E71x makes it easier to stay in touch with friends, family and business contacts via social networking sites and corporate or personal emails, using Mail for Exchange or any of thousands of Internet service providers such as Gmail, Yahoo! mail and Hotmail.

With its sleek form factor and well designed user interface, the Nokia E71x provides a compelling portfolio addition for both Nokia and AT&T," said Will Stofega, Program Manager for IDC'S Mobile Device Technology and Trends Research. "U.S. consumers will now have access to one of the most stylish QWERTY smartphones in the industry that allows users to easily message and connect with their friends and access email." The thinnest QWERTY smartphone on the market, the Nokia E71x, has high-speed 3G connectivity, WiFi, and features a built-in music player and a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera to connect people to their passions - be it messaging, social networking, listening to music or taking and sharing images.

"We are excited to introduce the sleek Nokia E71x into the hands of messaging, social networking and email fans across the United States," said David Petts, Vice President and GM, AT&T Account for Nokia. "The Nokia E71x is building on the success of an award-winning smartphone design, which we are thrilled to bring to an even broader audience across the United States with AT&T." The device's S60 platform enables users to truly personalize their mobile experience, providing access to third-party application downloads, themes and profile settings, in addition to popular AT&T services, like AT&T Navigator. Keep tabs on your workload and view your documents with support for Quickoffice.

Nokia 1661 with T-Mobile USA The Nokia 1661 with T-Mobile USA is an economically priced utility device that makes it easy to stay connected when consumers are away from home - with a built in speakerphone, FM radio and flashlight. The speakerphone allows consumers the ability to multitask and ensure they get the most out of their day. With the built-in flashlight, consumers won't be left in the dark again as the Nokia 1661 easily lights the way. This prepaid device also comes preloaded with games like Sudoku or Mobile Soccer, ready to play out of the box.

Nokia Accessories Nokia is also debuting the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-216 and Nokia Speakerphone HF-510 at the show. The Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-216 is a comfortable headset with a curved form factor that enables handsfree calls in even the noisiest of environments. Talk on the go with the Nokia Speakerphone HF-510, an in-vehicle suction cup speaker phone, featuring high quality handsfree with echo and noise reduction (integrated DSP).

Mobile Content Reigns At CTIA Wireless 2009, some of the most recognized mobile developers in the industry will be demonstrating their new S60 on Symbian OS(TM) applications. The following applications from Kinoma, TuneWiki and midomi mobile are among those who will also be available on the Ovi Store at launch in May 2009: - Kinoma Player from Kinoma is a mobile media browser that enables consumers to discover, search and play media on their phone - TuneWiki is an application that has the ability to synchronize lyrics to the music consumers play on their mobile phones - midomi mobile enables the ultimate music search experience, which features search by singing or humming, playing original music sources (like radio), or saying artist or song names At CTIA Wireless the company will also showcase the industry's broadest and most exciting global mobile device portfolio in the industry. Devices on-hand will include the newly announced Nokia E71x with AT&T, the recently announced Nokia 7205 Intrigue with Verizon, the wildly popular Nokia N97 and a host of other device offerings. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about our environmentally friendly initiatives, and experience mobile innovations that will change the way people communicate, play, share, search and consume content.

For more information about all of Nokia's announcements at CTIA Wireless 2009, please visit http://www.nokiausa.com/ctia.

Product Availability: The Nokia E71x is expected to be available in the coming weeks in AT&T stores and online at http://www.wireless.att.com/ at a retail price of 99.99 USD with an AT&T contract*. Additional information can be found at http://www.att.com/nokiaE71x.

The Nokia 1661 will be available later this month in select T-Mobile retail stores and online at http://www.t-mobile.com/. For more information, please visit http://www.nokiausa.com/ or http://www.t-mobile.com/.

The Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-216 will be available in the third quarter of 2009 for 39.99 USD, and the Nokia Speakerphone HF-510 will be available in the coming months for 99.95 USD at http://www.nokia.com/.

* For the Nokia E71x, pay 149.99 USD and after mail-in rebate, receive 50.00 USD AT&T promotion card. A two-year service agreement is also required. AT&T promotion card valid wherever major credit cards are accepted and for 120 days after issue date. May be used to pay wireless bill. Not redeemable for cash and cannot be used for cash withdrawal at ATMs or at automated gas pumps.

About Nokia Nokia is the world's number one manufacturer of mobile devices by market share and a leader in the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of devices for all major consumer segments and offer Internet services that enable people to experience music, maps, media, messaging and games. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

http://www.nokia.com/ Nokia Corporation CONTACT: Media Enquiries: Nokia, Communications, Americas, Tel.+1-972-894-4573, Email: communication.corp@nokia.com; Nokia, Communications,Tel. +358-7180-34900, Email: press.services@nokia.com

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