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Nokia’s announcements at Mobile World Congress

Nokia's announcements at Mobile World Congress 2009

At the Mobile World Congress, Nokia has announced their new Ovi Store (opening in May), USD10 million Open Screen Project fund with Adobe, and five new phones – 6710 Navigator, 6720 Classic, E75, E55 and N86 8MP.

Nokia has made several announcements at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which include the Nokia Ovi Store, USD10 Million Open Screen Project Fund with Adobe, and five new phones.

Ovi Store

Scehduled to open in May, the Ovi Store is designed for content providers and application developers to upload their content (at publish.ovi.com)and distribute their media. Users will be able to search and download the content, ranging from applications, games, videos to widgets, podcasts and location-based applications for their Nokia Series 40 and S60 devices. They can then choose to pay for the content with a credit card or through operator billing.

Adobe And Nokia Announce $10 Million Open Screen Project Fund

Adobe and Nokia have announced a USD10 million Open Screen Project fund designed to help developers create applications and services for mobile, desktop and consumer electronics devices using the Adobe Flash® Platform. The Open Screen Project is an industry-wide initiative of more than 20 industry leaders, set to enable a consistent experience for web browsing and standalone applications. Additional Open Screen Project partners are expected to join the fund in the future.

5 new Nokia phones

Since the first Nokia Navigator made its appearance two years ago, the manufacturer has been updating and improving its location based services. Introducing the latest arrival in its Navigator line, the 6710 Navigator, and the 6720 classic which builds on the Nokia’s heritage of traditional candybar phones with impressive features.

There are also two new additions to its Eseries range, the full QWERTY E75 and the compact QWERTY E55, which are the first to feature Nokia’s new email user interface that offers a richer messaging experience.

Last but not least, there’s the N86 8MP (above pic) which claims to be the best mobile imaging device. It is equipped with a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens and an 8-megapixel sensor and is designed to excel in both bright and low light conditions, as well as optimized for both video and still imaging.

The E75 is expected to ship in March; the E55, 6720 classic and N86 8MP are expected to ship during the second quarter of 2009; and the 6710 Navigator will ship in the third quarter.

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