Nokia extends mobile messaging offering with introduction of two new devices
Published October 28, 2003
The Nokia business mobile device range expanded with the addition of the Nokia 6810 and the Nokia 6820 messaging devices, which were simultaneously unveiled at the annual Nokia Mobile Internet Conference in Nice, France, and in “Destination Nokia 100% Pure Mobility” event held in Brisbane, Australia today. Designed to take advantage of a full keyboard and the 5-way scroll, the devices enable fast text-input and easy navigation for advanced messaging like mobile e-mail. The Nokia 6810 messaging device is expected to be available in Europe during the second quarter of 2004 and the Nokia 6820 messaging device is expected to ship globally during the first quarter of 2004.
These compact messaging devices are ideal for mobile professionals who need easy access to their company and personal e-mail and personal information (PIM). Both devices adhere to the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) specifications on Multi-media Messaging (MMS), instant messaging and presence (IMPS) and client provisioning. The tri-band GSM messaging devices are equipped with full connectivity options via Bluetooth technology, infrared and data cable. Advanced mobile voice, connectivity and enhancement options allow for efficient operation in mobile environments.
“A recent Nokia study clearly indicates businesses of all sizes are actively seeking solutions to mobilize access to business critical information,” said Niklas Savander, Senior Vice President, Terminals Business Unit, Nokia Enterprise Solutions. “For productivity gains and process improvement, access to e-mail and messaging are top priorities for businesses. The Nokia 6810 and the Nokia 6820 messaging devices are designed with mobile business professionals in mind -the devices are small and easy to carry but rich in features. Both phones are very efficient in terms of data input and access to resources over the network.”
Easy configuration and flexible implementation of mobile e-mail are the vital issues for adoption and approval of a mobile device by today’s professionals and information technology officers. With the Nokia 6810 and the Nokia 6820 messaging devices, users can select between several e-mail access options for both business and personal use. The built-in e- mail application (POP3, IMAP4, SMTP) with OMA-compliant over-the-air provisioning of e- mail settings will be available for both models. The devices also support BlackBerry® connectivity for encrypted access to corporate email *. High data speeds with EDGE technology provide excellent usability to e-mail services.
Nokia’s portfolio of business mobile devices today includes communicators, messaging devices, the Nokia D211 multicode radiocard and voice-centric devices. Nokia messaging devices, such as the Nokia 6810 and the Nokia 6820 have been designed with an extensive range of access methods and unparalleled size and ease of use. Users of the Nokia 6810and the Nokia 6820 devices can also utilize the content optimization solution Nokia Access Mobilizer and the Nokia One service for mobile e-mail access.
Also announced today were a number of complementary enhancements, which offer convenience to mobile professionals. These include the Nokia 610 car kit phone and the Nokia Wireless Boom Headset (HS-4W) using Bluetooth technology.
Key features of the new messaging devices include:
The Nokia 6810 • Integrated FM-radio • Bluetooth technology
Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 • Full keyboard
• 5-way scroll • Mobile e-mail, MMS, SMS, voice • Instant messaging/chat • Presence enhanced contacts • OMA client provisioning • Planned to be available in Q2/2004 in Europe
The Nokia 6820 • Integrated camera • Bluetooth technology • Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 for Europe and Asia Pacific • Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900 for the Americas • Full keyboard • 5-way scroll • Mobile e-mail, MMS, SMS, voice • Instant messaging/chat • Presence enhanced contacts • OMA client provisioning • Planned to be available globally in 1Q/2004
About Nokia Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.
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Pictures of the Nokia 6810 and the Nokia 6820 messaging devices are available at http://www.nokia.com/press
*BlackBerry connectivity on the Nokia 6810 and Nokia 6820 messaging devices is not intended or authorized by Nokia for use in the United States.
Services and some features may be dependent on the network and/or SIM card as well as on the compatibility of the devices used and the content formats supported.
More information, Nokia 6820 Press Release (PDF File), Nokia 6820 User’s Guide