News From Nokia World 2009

Posted by at 9:39 am on September 9, 2009

Stuttgart Germany and Nokia played host to bloggers, operators, developers, media, publishers on September 2-3 for the annual Nokia World, where they attended announcements, speeches, demos, discussions and even a party or two.

The event opened with a keynote address from Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, President and CEO, Nokia.   Other speakers during the conference included:   Rene Obermann, CEO, Deutsche Telekom speaking about Connected Life and Work and Henri Moissinac, Director of Mobile, Facebook, who spoke about the role of mobile devices in a real-time world.

Nokia also introduced several new products during the show including:

Nokia N97 Mini

Designed with a social and style-conscious consumer in mind, the Nokia N97 mini is a smaller mobile computer with stylish stainless steel cues, featuring a tilting 3.2″ touch display, QWERTY keyboard and fully customizable homescreen that makes each Nokia N97 mini as unique as a fingerprint. The Nokia N97 mini delivers a truly personal internet experience in a compact handset based on the iconic design of the Nokia N97.   The Nokia N97 mini features new software which will be released in October as a free update for the Nokia N97. The new software brings compelling new experiences to both devices, including new homescreen widgets and additional usability improvements including flick scrolling.

The Nokia N97 mini is powered by a new Ovi Maps experience which makes searching, finding and navigating even easier. In addition to global pedestrian navigation, people can access premium content from Lonely Planet, Michelin and Wcities, turning the Nokia N97 mini into the world’s smallest travel companion.

Users can personalize the homescreen of their device even further with thousands of different applications and services available from the Ovi Store. From games, videos and podcasts to productivity tools and web services, Ovi Store is the easiest way to fill the Nokia N97 mini’s homescreen with applications that reflect individual tastes. The Nokia N97 mini is expected to begin shipping in October 2009

Nokia X6

The Nokia X6 is the latest edition to Nokia’s touch-screen device portfolio. Bursting with features for people who love music, socializing and entertainment on the move, the slim design makes carrying and listening to your favorite tracks a breeze. The X6 is a -˜Comes With Music’ device, so it provides unlimited access to the Nokia Music Store. With ample on-board storage you can discover, download and keep all the music you could ever ask for.   Also designed for people who like to snap, tag and share photos and videos. Superb image quality comes from a 5 mega-pixel camera with Carl-Zeiss optics. The large 3.2-inch display enables you to fit 20 shortcuts onto a personalized home screen-offering one-touch access to the web, your photos, videos and music library – and favorite social networks such as Facebook, Flickr, MySpace and more.

Other X6 features include:

  • The Nokia X6 has a superb quality music player and built-in FM radio. Listen over Bluetooth stereo audio with a compatible headset like the new Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-505 with its cool, sporty headband. Or plug your choice of headphones into the standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • 5 megapixel camera with Carl-Zeiss optics autofocus and dual LED flash for truly fantastic image quality
    Stroke-sensitive touch-screen interface – Nokia’s smoothest, slickest interface ever – with a 16:9 widescreen made specially to give the best photo and video viewing experience.
  • Social networking – supports easy access to Facebook, Ovi, Windows Live!, Yahoo IM, YouTube, MySpace and more
  • Web browsing – built-in Flash player and auto-landscape orientation means you really get the best out of online video and movies.
  • 3 premium games on-board – Nokia X6 ships with Asphalt4 and DJ Mix Tour by Gameloft and Spore by EA.
  • Nokia Maps – The Nokia X6 comes with A-GPS with compass and integrated Maps so you can find your way to friends and venues quickly and easily with turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation. Geo-tag your photos with Ovi to remember and share those great moments.
  • Other Ovi services include push-email and IM with Nokia Messaging, N-gage games, downloadable Java applications and widgets, Ovi Contacts and Ovi Files for keeping your personal stuff safe and sound.
  • Easy email – simple steps to set-up your email and combine multiple accounts into one inbox. Supports popular email clients such as Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail and most other POP3/IMAP email – plus a lifetime license for Nokia Messaging, Nokia’s mobile email and IM service.
  • Video editing and sharing – includes video center and video editing plus support for online-share and TV-out. So, you can make your clips perfect, then upload them to your social network page or play to friends and family at home.

Nokia X3

The Nokia X3 is a sleek and stylish slide phone with dedicated music and volume keys to control your sounds. It also has a combined send/end key and camera-shutter key for quick and easy operation. The design also features lighting effects around the dedicated -˜Navi’ key.   It is the first S40 device – the classic Nokia interface loved by millions – to offer direct access to Ovi Store. Using the store’s catalogue of applications no two X3’s need ever be the same.   As one of Nokia’s -˜Comes With Music’ devices the X3 enables users to discover, download and keep any and every track they want from the millions available in the Nokia Music Store*. The Nokia X3 also supports side-loading from PC – and comes pre-loaded with sample audio tracks and music videos from leading artists.   The Nokia X3 also offers a full set of features including a 3.2 megapixel camera, video recording and editing, email and instant messaging, web-browsing, and navigation with Nokia Maps. It even comes pre-loaded with the Guitar Rock Tour mobile game from Gameloft.

Nokia Booklet 3G

Powered by the efficient Intel Atom processor, the Nokia Booklet 3G delivers impressive performance with up to 12 hours of battery life, enabling people to leave their power cable behind and still be connected and productive. Delivering the rich experience of a full-function PC inside an ultra-portable aluminum chassis, the new mini-laptop weighs 1.25 kilograms, measures slightly more than two centimeters thin.   Connectivity options – including 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi – gives consumers high speed access to the Internet, including Nokia’s broad suite of Ovi services, and allow them to make the most of every moment and every opportunity.

The mini-laptop also comes with an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera for video calling, integrated Bluetooth and an easily accessible SD card reader. Other premium features include the 10-inch glass HD ready display and integrated A-GPS which, working with the Ovi Maps gadget, can pinpoint your position in seconds and open up access for a truly personal maps experience.

Other Booklet 3G Features:

  • Up to 12 hours of usage time
  • Charge it and go -“ no need to worry about taking your charger with you
  • Windows 7 and Intel Atom processor
  • A stylish, premium design with a chassis made from a single piece of machined aluminum
  • 19.9 mm thin
  • Three different colors at launch: black, ice (white) and azure (blue)
  • Built-in WLAN and WWAN enable connectivity to the Internet anywhere a WiFi or cellular network connection is found
  • 3G/ HSPA with hot swappable simcard

“A growing number of people want the computing power of a PC with the full benefits of mobility,” said Kai Oistamo, Nokia’s Executive Vice President for Devices. “We are in the business of connecting people and the Nokia Booklet 3G is a natural evolution for us. Nokia has a long and rich heritage in mobility and with the outstanding battery life, premium design and all day, always on connectivity, we will create something quite compelling. In doing so we will make the personal computer more social, more helpful and more personal.”

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