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Nokia 7610 & 9500 Communicator

Nokia today showcased the first in a series of new
enterprise-grade mobile devices at an event in Hong Kong themed Showcase Nokia:
Passion for Communications. Nokia renewed its commitment to enterprise mobility
with the introduction of the new Nokia 9500 Communicator; one of the first
cellular devices in the market designed to meet the demands of corporate IT
departments for customization, manageability and security. The tri-band device
supporting E-GPRS (EDGE) and Wi-Fi 802.11b was unveiled for the first time in
Asia Pacific and is expected to be available in volumes during the fourth
quarter of 2004.

With the announcement of the new enterprise-class communicator series, Nokia’s
recently formed Enterprise Solutions business group evolves the company’s
portfolio of business-optimised devices to include a full range of
differentiated devices.

“Nokia understands mobility better than anyone,” said Timothy Lee, Vice
President, Enterprise Solutions, Asia Pacific & China. “The Nokia 9500
Communicator combines our knowledge of enterprise customer needs and critical
usability issues with our expertise in mobile connectivity and security,
resulting in the first mobile device that enables fast and universal access to
corporate services, and is backed by proven application and software support
from leading IT vendors.”

Key Functions and Features
Like its predecessors from the first Communicator family, the Nokia 9500
Communicator takes the most popular office solutions mobile by bringing e-mail,
personal information management, with PC synchronization, browsing, vertical
enterprise applications and even document, spreadsheet and presentation creation
into the pockets of mobile professionals, allowing them to effectively utilize
their time while on the road. Other features of the sleek 222-gram (7.83 oz.)
device include:

• Tri-band GSM capability (two variants: 900/1800/1900 MHz and 850/1800/1900
• Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b
• Symbian Operating System 7.0S Platform with J2ME Personal Profile environment

• In-built VGA camera & Multimedia messaging
• Bluetooth audio and data support
• USB connectivity (Nokia Connectivity Cable DKU-2)
• 80 MB of free user memory
• Two color (up to 65k colors) displays with
• 640×200 pixels, Series 80 User Interface
• 128×128 pixels, Series 40 User Interface
• Email: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, SyncML
• Security: SSL/TLS, Ipsec VPN
• Browsing: HTML/XHTML, HTML 4.01, JavaScript 1.3
• Office tool support: documents, spreadsheet, presentations

Also unveiled were the Connectivity desk stand for convenient charging and
synchronization with a compatible PC, the Mobile Holder, which firmly holds the
Nokia 9500 communicator in place in the car, and the Antenna Coupler, which
provides a connection to an external antenna. For personalization, optional
color covers are expected to be available.

Interoperability and Compatibility
Compatible and interoperable with existing IT infrastructures, the Nokia 9500
Communicator supports remote management using over-the-air provisioning, PC
tools for device management, and customization capabilities. It also provides IT
managers with a cost effective, easy-to-maintain and frequently updated device
base, easing maintenance and deployment. Based on the Symbian operating system
7.0, JavaTM Personal Profile and MIDP2.0, the Nokia 9500 Communicator series
offers developers a well-known and respected foundation upon which to build
innovative solutions, facilitating forward compatibility with future members of
the new enterprise Communicator family.

Secure Mobile Connectivity
The Nokia 9500 Communicator supports a broad range of standards-based security
solutions. Data traffic can be effectively secured by a variety of standard
Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions. For example, the Nokia Mobile (VPN)
solution – consisting of the Nokia Security Service Manager and the Nokia Mobile
VPN Client – integrates with existing corporate infrastructure and extends the
use of IPSec VPN to mobile devices. Additionally, Symantec plans to provide
unique firewall and antivirus protection with advanced over-the-air update
features. The Nokia 9500 Communicator also supports other key security features
such as device lock and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for web-based

Broad IT Industry Endorsement
Leading corporate information and communications technology vendors are already
endorsing and/or supporting the new Communicator series with applications and
software built especially for the new platform. Nokia’s close collaboration with
these vendors will provide corporate customers with best-in-class solutions that
enable them to mobilize business processes, and make effective and secure remote
connections to their existing IT infrastructures.

Companies that have already committed their support for the Nokia 9500
Communicator series include:
• Cap Gemini Ernst &Young –@Anyplace Mobility Offerings
• Cisco Systems, Inc. –Wireless LAN infrastructure interoperability
• Computer Associates –streamlined management of mobile devices
• Fujitsu –IT services and solutions provider
• HP -mobile printing solutions
• IBM -WebSphere Everyplace embedded software optimised for the Nokia
• Oracle –Access to Oracle Collaboration Suite – email, files, calendar, web
conferencing, faxes etc.
• SAP AG –intends to provide support through SA® solutions for mobile business
• Symantec -mobile device Internet security solutions, including firewall and

In Asia Pacific, Nokia is collaborating with Fujitsu to offer enterprise
customers innovative mobile solutions that increase efficiency and enhance
productivity. Mobile workers from companies of all sizes stand to benefit from
powerful mobile solutions that are being created using the Nokia 9500
Communicator and Fujitsu’s business process optimization framework.

Another example is the collaboration between Nokia and Oracle to bring
enterprise collaboration to mobile workforces by exploiting the product
synergies of the Oracle Collaboration Suite and Nokia Business Terminals.
Global Developer Support
Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer program, offers multiple resources to
support developers in building enterprise applications for the new Nokia 9500
Communicator. SDKs available at launch include Nokia Communicator SDK 1.0 Beta
for Symbian OS 7.0s, Nokia Communicator MIDP SDK 1.0 Beta for Symbian OS 7.0s,
and Personal Profile Plug-in 1.0 Beta for Nokia Communicator SDK. Developers
also can access more than 20 relevant white papers and documents covering topics
such as migrating both existing Nokia 9200 Communicator applications as well as
existing Series 90 applications to the Nokia 9500 Communicator and guidelines
for enterprise development. For more information and downloads of these
resources visit

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