Nokia introduces the smartest smartphone for business professionals on the move
Published September 8, 2004 The Nokia 9300 blends sophisticated modern styling, powerful functionality and an integrated full keyboard for unparalleled ease of use in a compact design
NEW YORK – September 8, 2004 — Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the world leader in mobile communications, today announced the Nokia 9300, a new high-end smartphone with both beauty and brains. With outstanding voice and data capabilities, the Nokia 9300 provides the best all-in-one device for users, regardless of workstyle or lifestyle.
On the outside, the Nokia 9300 is a slim and elegant mobile phone. When opened, the device reveals a full keyboard and 65,536 color screen that can be viewed from almost any angle, at a desk or on the move. The voice functionality of the Nokia 9300 is superior when compared to most data-centric devices that combine PDA-like features with a mobile phone. Additionally, the compact design of the Nokia 9300 makes it effortless to use with either hand.
“The Nokia 9300 will appeal to a wide range of professionals who want powerful functionality from a data-enabled device without compromising the look, comfort, simplicity and usability of a standard mobile phone,” said Niklas Savander, senior vice president of Nokia’s business device unit. “We believe the Nokia 9300 strikes that balance in one stylish smartphone, without sacrificing the combined functionality that many people require but until now could only get from carrying multiple products.”
“For as long as individual users account for the volume of device sales, the styling of a device will be as important to its success in the enterprise, as its range of data capabilities,” said Kevin Burden, program manager for IDC. “A device that can be accepted as a person’s primary mobile phone as easily as it performs as an application processing platform can have great success in the growing enterprise mobility market.”
The Nokia 9300 features one-touch access to personal information and office applications through eight dedicated function buttons on the device’s integrated keyboard. A five-way joystick allows users to easily navigate menus to find the features and functions they need to quickly accomplish tasks and find information.
“The Nokia 9300 incorporates what we know about superior usability, elegant design and powerful functionality,” continued Savander. “We believe it’s the smartest smartphone on the market today. It’s an important addition to Nokia’s high-end product portfolio.”
This tri-mode world phone supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. Five party conference calling via an integrated speakerphone and multiple e-mail clients (with attachments), including BlackBerry Connect* support, enable seamless and encrypted mobile connectivityin and out of the office. The Nokia 9300 also integrates infrared and Bluetooth capabilities, giving users two different ways to wirelessly synchronize their devices to a desktop PC or laptop, as well as exchange data with other mobile devices.
The Nokia 9300 has 80 MB (expandable up to 2 GB with an optional MMC card) of free user memory – more than sufficient for storing emails, documents, presentations, text and multimedia messages, ring tones, data files, calendar notes and “to-do” lists – or downloading applications, for work or play, that are available for the Nokia 9300 from over 1.25 million registered developers.
Planned availability for the Nokia 9300 is in the 1st quarter 2005. Nokia will offer two tri-band versions of the Nokia 9300 – one optimized for mobile networks in Europe and Asia (GSM900/1800/1900 MHz) and one optimized for mobile networks in the Americas (GSM850/1800/1900 MHz), yet both versions are able to roam in GSM networks across regions. For further information on features and availability, please visit http://www.nokia.com. For information on pricing, please contact your local Nokia representative.
*Nokia 9300 supports BlackBerry Connect. Not included in basic sales package. Operator dependent feature. ** Not included in the sales package
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Note to Editors:
The Nokia 9300 is based on the Symbian 7.OS and the Series 80 Communicator platform Symbian OS v. 7.0S with Series 80 provide an identical application environment to the Nokia 9500 Communicator
A complete list of Nokia 9300 features and technical specifications can be found at http://www.nokia.com.
Photos of the Nokia 9300 can be found at http://www.nokia.com/press Video B-roll of the Nokia 9300 can be found at http://www.thenewsmarket.com
More information, Nokia 9300 Press Release, Nokia 9300 User’s Guide