The Nokia 7650 imaging phone is now shipping

June 26, 2002

Nokia today announced deliveries of its first imaging phone in Finland. Incorporating a digital camera, Multimedia Messaging (MMS) capability and a full-color display, the Nokia 7650 phone opens up a new era in personal mobile communications.

“Mobile messaging is a unique success story: at the moment, one billion text messages are sent every day creating a continuous revenue stream for operators throughout the world. This success story is to be continued by Multimedia Messaging Service, which will further augment the messaging experience of mobile users,” said Juha Putkiranta, Senior Vice President, Imaging Business Unit, Nokia Mobile Phones. “Nokia is a firm believer in MMS, and already next year, more than half of all new phone models we will launch will be MMS-capable.”

MMS works much the same way as SMS messages, but allows users to combine audio-, graphic-, text- and imaging content in one message. Multimedia messages can then be sent to other MMS capable phones or to a recipient’s email. To date, Nokia has announced six MMS-capable phones: the Nokia 7650 and Nokia 3510 for GSM 900/1800 operating frequencies, the Nokia 7210 and Nokia 6610 for GSM 900/1800/1900, the Nokia 6590 and Nokia 3590 for GSM 850/1900.

“Taking pictures is a tremendously social event. We believe the Nokia 7650 will bring a lot of joy to a variety of mobile phone users, making it possible to convey feelings and important moments in a simple manner,” said Mats Wolontis, General Manager, Nokia Mobile Phones, Finland. “Together with operators and distributors, we also see the Nokia 7650 becoming a powerful platform for business users in our country, providing them with all the vital functionalities they need, from email to fast data connections and information synchronization.”

The imaging functionalities of the Nokia 7650 include an integrated digital camera with a VGA resolution, image taking and sending, a photo album for storing pictures, and a large 176x208 pixel color display. The advanced graphical user interface and joystick with 5-way navigation add ease and speed to the use of this new device.

The Nokia 7650 also delivers a full range of functions for professional needs in the EGSM900/1800 environment. These include GPRS and HSCSD connections, WAP, wireless Bluetooth and infrared connectivity, email and MIDP Java‘ support. The handsfree speaker and voice dialing capability increase convenience on the move. The Symbian Operating System (OS) allows the phone to be customized by individual users and corporations.

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.