Nokia have today announced a new class of Symbian device the Series 90
. This is the first touch screen Nokia category and they have announced their first product running this, the 7700
. This is not the anticipated new communicator as it does not come with a keyboard. Its an innovative device however. For press releases see comments.
7700 PRESS RELEASE
Multiple media go mobile with the Nokia 7700
October 28, 2003
Innovative media device with wide color touch screen, pen input and mobile connectivity features
At the annual Nokia Mobile Internet Conference in Nice, France and the "Destination Nokia 100% Pure Mobility" event held in Brisbane, Australia, Nokia today announced its first media category device, the Nokia 7700, which provides users with a mobile Internet and personal media experience. The Nokia 7700 media device enables users to view web pages with a full Internet browser over high-speed mobile networks on a 65,000 color touch screen optimized for viewing Internet content. Additional features include music and video playback and streaming, an integrated VGA camera, FM radio, multimedia messaging support, as well as a full complement of personal information management features. The Nokia 7700 media device works on GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 networks, with shipments in Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific expected to begin in the second quarter, 2004.
"With the Nokia 7700, we are providing an exciting mobile media experience for people who want to stay up-to-date and be entertained," said Ilkka Raiskinen, Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Media, Nokia Mobile Phones. "The impressive color touch screen and the wide selection of mobile connectivity options ensure that consumers have instant access to media channels while on the move. People can also create their own rich multimedia content to share with others."
The Nokia 7700 media device combines the ability to consume and create various media with the latest mobile technologies. The high-quality color touch screen (640 x 320 pixels) means that users have a rich Internet experience available at their fingertips, as well as a fantastic display for watching streaming video or viewing images taken with the integrated VGA camera. Using the included stylus and the on-screen keyboard or handwriting recognition, users can easily add entries to their phonebook or calendar, write email messages or create a document. Users can personalize their Nokia 7700 with a variety of wallpaper and ring tones.
With 64 MB of internal memory and an expansion slot for additional memory, users of the Nokia 7700 device can store a wide range of content from a variety of sources, ranging from music and video files to back-up data. They can also synchronize the Nokia 7700 with their personal computer using the Nokia PC Suite software. Support for the Bluetooth audio profile allows consumers to connect a compatible wireless headset for hands-free use.
Utilizing the Nokia Series 90 User Interface on the Symbian OS (Operating System), the Nokia 7700 provides a powerful and easy-to-use device for mobile media consumption. The Developer Platform for Series 90 enables developers to create applications for a global audience and can be obtained through www.forum.nokia.com.
The Nokia 7700 also provides a unique platform to showcase the latest in mobile media applications. Visual Radio combines listening to FM radio with visually appealing services delivered through the mobile network, including images, text and interactive elements on the screen of the mobile handset. Movie Channel provides consumers with the possibility to view streamed movie trailers from several major studios, updated on a weekly basis.
The Nokia 7700 will also support the Nokia Streamer SU-6 accessory, the first mobile IP Datacast receiver designed to demonstrate the mobile phone television experience using the DVB-H network. The Nokia Streamer can be attached to the Nokia 7700 like a battery pack, and will be used in pilot projects to showcase the future of digital broadcasting on mobile devices.
SERIES 90 PRESS RELEASE
Forum Nokia supports evolution of mobile applications with new Developer Platform for Series 90
October 28, 2003
Developer Platform 2.0 for Series 90 offers creators of mobile software vastly increased capabilities, screen size and other features
Nice, France - Following the announcement of a new User Interface (UI) called Series 90, Nokia (NYSE:NOK), the global leader in mobility, today revealed a bold new step in the ongoing march to more advanced mobile applications with the release of its Developer Platform 2.0 for Series 90.
Designed for high-end mobile devices with high-resolution, touch-sensitive color screens - the largest ever available on a Nokia handset - Developer Platform for Series 90 is a complete and feature-rich development platform providing an excellent environment for media consumption, mobile services and a true Internet experience. The first device based on Developer Platform for Series 90, the Nokia 7700 media device, was also announced today in a related press release (www.nokia.com/press
Developer Platform for Series 90 complements Nokia's other developer platform offerings, Developer Platform for Series 40 and Developer Platform for Series 60. Series 80 UI, which is used in Nokia's Communicator line of high-end, top-performance business devices, will continue as the user interface for Communicator devices going forward, and will be aligned with Developer Platform for Series 90.
By offering development platforms that remain consistent across multiple handsets, Nokia's strategy is to maximize developers' volume opportunities and minimize the need to port applications and services to individual handsets. In support of that goal, Nokia currently expects to ship around 100 million Developer Platform devices in 2004.
"Our on-line community of 1.25 million registered developers, the largest group of mobile developers in the world, now has a roadmap for the next evolution of mobile software," said Lee Epting, vice president of Forum Nokia, the global developer operations group within Nokia. "Developer Platform for Series 90 opens the door to devices with unique sets of capabilities, giving them the power to deliver new and exciting mobile Internet and media experiences."
Two new Software Development Kits (SDKs), Series 90 SDK for Symbian OS and Series 90 MIDP Concept SDK, were also released today. Available free of charge at Forum Nokia's website, www.forum.nokia.com,
they provide mobile software developers with everything they need to begin creating mobile applications and services optimized to take advantage of the superior capabilities of Developer Platform for Series 90.
Developer Platform 2.0 for Series 90 includes a comprehensive suite of APIs and technologies for media rich C++ and Java applications and media rich content:
Java(TM) 2 platform, Micro Edition (J2ME(TM)) with MIDP2.0, CLDC1.0, Wireless Messaging API, Mobile Media API and Java(TM) APIs for Bluetooth
XHTML browsing over TCP/IP
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) with SMIL
OMA Digital Rights Management (DRM) - forward-lock
OMA Client Provisioning support
Symbian OS 7 native APIs - Symbian OS installation file "SIS format" for native applications
Included in Series 90 is an intuitive new touch-screen graphical user interface (UI) based on a 640x320 pixel screen with 65536 colors. The UI features interactive onscreen components, such as handwriting recognition and an Onscreen/Virtual keyboard, enabling the user to control a device with a stylus or hardware keys. Series 90 also features customizable skins, allowing users to easily change the entire graphical look of their device.
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