Nokia opens online software shop
(November 27, 2001)
Software applications by third parties enhance productivity and enrich entertainment with the Nokia 9210 Communicator
Nokia has opened a new online shop, the Nokia Software Market, where users can customize their Nokia 9210 Communicators with innovative mobile applications. Specifically created for the device by various developers, these software applications can help improve business efficiency, competitiveness, personal productivity, and entertainment possibilities.
The applications can be purchased and downloaded from www.softwaremarket.nokia.com by either using the Nokia 9210 Communicator or a PC. On the website, customers will find an expanding selection of mobile software including personal productivity tools such as instant translators, entertainment like games, and tools allowing viewing and editing of different types of content. The Nokia Software Market also includes instructions about the installation process as well as online e-mail support.
"With the Nokia Software Market, we want to enable the users of the Nokia 9210 Communicator to shape their own mobile world. From this marketplace, they will be able to easily download the latest software applications based on the Symbian OS and tailor their Nokia 9210 Communicator to reflect their own personality, needs and lifestyle," said Pertti Korhonen, senior vice president, Mobile Software, Nokia.
The software applications for sale at the Nokia Software Market have either passed the Nokia OK process
or been tested by the developers themselves using Nokia's guidelines. The Nokia OK logo signifies that these applications can be used with confidence in that they meet the testing criteria set by Nokia and are digitally signed to assure the integrity and the origin of the installation file.
For developers, the Nokia Software Market offers an efficient channel to sell their most innovative mobile software. More detailed information for developers on how to utilize the new marketplace and obtain the Nokia OK logo is available at www.forum.nokia.com. Forum Nokia is a worldwide on-line service for developers of mobile applications.
Nokia has selected Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a leading global e-commerce provider, to collaborate with Nokia in operating the Nokia Software Market. Joel Ronning, Digital River's CEO said, "We are pleased to be working with an industry-leading company such as Nokia to create an online presence to sell software for the Nokia 9210 Communicator. With our e-commerce expertise, we can help Nokia satisfy the accelerating consumer demand for mobile content and applications."
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. www.nokia.com