Nokia begins shipments of GPRS phones to AT&T Wireless
March 05, 2002
Nokia 8390 phone offers new range of high-speed data services for AT&T Wireless subscribers
IRVING, TEXAS - Nokia today announced that it has begun shipping new Nokia 8390 phones to AT&T Wireless as part of the national rollout of AT&T Wireless' high-speed GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network. Shipments begin immediately.
"The shipment of these new handsets represents the latest step on the road to the third generation," said Pekka Vartiainen, senior vice president of sales for Nokia. "With the GPRS enabled Nokia 8390, AT&T Wireless customers will have access to a new range of mobile services that will add a new dimension of mobility to their lives."
Combining the newest in technology with the latest in design, the Nokia 8390 is designed for the mobile trendsetter who wishes to take advantage of the most up-to-date mobile services. The phone supports access to e-mail or access to Internet and intranet information either using the built-in WAP browser or by connecting to a PC via the integrated infrared port.
As Nokia's first GPRS fashion category phone for the Americas market, the Nokia 8390 offers a full line of optional front and back Xpress-on color covers that combine solid and translucent sections for a unique style statement. Downloadable ring tones and a ring tone composer available as part of the Nokia PC suite (downloadable at www.nokiausa.com) add to the customization options for the Nokia 8390.
Features of the Nokia model 8390 phone include*:
- High speed GPRS data transmission
- Voice dialing, recording and commands
- Mobile Internet browser (WAP 1.2.1)
- Phonebook calendar and to-do list synchronization with PC
- Support for e-mail, text messaging and picture messaging
- Alarm clock, calendar and stopwatch
- User-changeable Xpress-on color covers
- Standard 750mAh lithium-ion battery
Up to 4 hours of talk time**
Up to 16 days of standby time**
- Only 2.9 ounces - measures 3.78 in x 1.69 in x .75 in
*Note: Some features and services are network dependent. Please check with your service provider for availability and description of services. To learn more about this phone's features, please refer to the phone's user guide (also available at www.nokiahowto.com or www.nokia.com). Nokia operates a policy of continuous development. Nokia reserves the right to make changes to products or specifications without prior notice.
**Note: Battery talk and standby times are estimates only and depend on signal strength, network conditions, features used, battery age and condition (including the effect of charging habits), temperatures to which the battery is exposed, use in digital mode, and many other factors. Please note that the amount of time a phone is used for calls will affect its standby time. Likewise, the amount of time that the phone is turned on and in standby mode will affect its talk time.
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 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.