Cellular One® To Launch Nokia 6255i Fold-Style Phone
April 21, 2005
Feature-packed CDMA handset offers MP3 player, integrated digital camera, video recorder, removable memory, Bluetooth and more
BELLEVUE, Wash. and IRVING, Texas - Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Western Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: WWCA) today announced the retail introduction of the Nokia 6255i phone, one of the most feature-packed handsets on the market. This new fold-style handset can now be purchased through Cellular One®, a subsidiary of Western Wireless Corporation - a leading provider of wireless communications services to rural America. Dual color screens, MMC memory card support, Bluetooth technology, a VGA camera with flash and digital zoom, video player, streaming media capability, and an MP3/AAC player are among the features that make the Nokia 6255i a powerful platform for both business and entertainment applications.
The Nokia 6255i offers a wide range of features including:
- Built-in MP3 player
- Bluetooth wireless connectivity
- Integrated camera with flash and digital zoom
- Video recorder
- Streaming video and audio
- Removable MMC memory support
- Voice dialing and commands
- PC Synchronization of phone book, calendar and to-do list
- Over-the-air BREWTM application download capable
- Tri-mode handset (AMPS 850/CDMA 850/CDMA 1900)
- CDMA2000 1X enabled (system dependent)
- GPS-equipped to support E911 services (system dependent)
- Weighs only 4.40 ounces and measures 3.44" x 1.86" x 1.02"
"Being one of the first wireless carriers to offer the feature-rich Nokia 6255i handset to our Cellular One customers reinforces the company's commitment to be the better choice for wireless services," said Jerry Gallegos, vice president of marketing at Cellular One. "We know that our customers are going to enjoy using a device that combines exceptional voice and data features, allowing them to enjoy digital music, take pictures and videos, and print photos wirelessly using the phone's Bluetooth technology."
Integrated Bluetooth technology enables wireless connectivity for both audio and data applications. By combining the Nokia 6255i with a PC that has Bluetooth technology, users can easily synchronize contact, to-do list and calendar information between desktop PIM software and the handset. Additionally, the same data link may be used to connect a PC to the Internet using the Nokia 6255i phone's high-speed data capability. Bluetooth technology can also be used for hands-free applications including car kits and headsets, and makes it possible to print photos directly to many home printers and in-store photo printing kiosks.
"The Nokia 6255i phone is one of the most feature-rich CDMA phones available, offering Cellular One customers the most desired features like Bluetooth technology, a camera with flash and a digital music player, in an attractive, compact form factor," said Jamie Kiely, vice president of sales for Nokia. "Additionally, the Nokia 6255i phone doesn't just offer powerful features, the use of Nokia's intuitive user interface means that they are also extremely easy to use and enjoy."
The Nokia 6255i is available at Cellular One and authorized dealer locations, and online at CellularOne.com for $99.99 with a 2-year service agreement and after $50 mail-in rebate.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations. www.nokia.com.
About Western Wireless Corporation and Cellular One
Western Wireless Corporation, owner of the Cellular One® brand, is a leading provider of rural wireless communications services to more than 1.3 million customers in the western United States. Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., Western Wireless Corporation operates wireless cellular phone systems and company-owned retail stores in 19 western states under the Western Wireless® and Cellular One brand names. Western Wireless Corporation also licenses the Cellular One brand name to wireless service providers in 16 additional states and the Caribbean. Cellular One has been one of America's most recognized wireless brands for more than 20 years. For more information about Western Wireless Corporation, visit WesternWireless.com. Information on Cellular One may be found at CellularOne.com.
Note to editors: High-resolution images of the Nokia 6255i phone are available at www.nokia.com/press
Cellular One is a registered service mark of The Cellular One Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Cdma2000® is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association.