Connected, Conversational and Colorful New Nokia 3300 Series TDMA Phones Debut in Las Vegas
(March 20, 2001)
Nokia’s newest TDMA wireless phones feature wireless Internet, mobile chat and infrared connectivity to synchronize the busiest social lives
LAS VEGAS (March 20, 2001) – With Las Vegas, the city of entertainment, acting as an appropriate backdrop, Nokia today introduced the new Nokia model 3360 tri-mode phone (TDMA 800/1900/AMPS) and Nokia model 3320 dual-mode phone (TDMA 800/AMPS), Internet-enabled wireless phones* designed to complement the active and social lifestyle of today’s newest wireless users. With help from comedian and actor David Spade and alternative rock band Vertical Horizon, Nokia unveiled its newest mobile phones at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino during CTIA Global Wireless 2001.
As the first entry-level Nokia phones to feature a Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) browser to access the Internet, the Nokia 3300 Series TDMA phones are able to provide not only news and stock information, but also access to entertaining and socially-enabling mobile Internet sites that feature such content as online games, movie listings and music news. Using the latest version of the Nokia WAP browser, the Nokia 3300 Series TDMA phones can support numerous wireless Internet features.
A first in the Americas market, the Nokia 3300 Series TDMA phones include a ‘chat’ feature* that allows for dynamic, two-way text conversations. Unlike conventional mobile messaging, which is much like e-mail, using in and out boxes to store individual messages, the Nokia 3300 Series TDMA phones chat feature formats messages as a continuous conversation. The chat function displays a scrollable chat history screen on the phone, and each message is tagged with a predetermined chat nickname that users enter to identify themselves.
To satisfy the need for personalization that defines the newest generation of wireless customers, the Nokia 3300 Series phones include the widest range of customization options that Nokia has ever included in a TDMA digital handset. These features include user-changeable front and back Xpress-on color covers, support for downloadable ringing tunes with space for 10 custom rings, and three games, including Snake 2 and Space Impact 2, each with vibra-shock for tactile game response. The Space Impact game even has the ability to remain endlessly challenging by downloading new game levels using the Nokia 3300 Series TDMA phone’s mobile Internet browser. Available as a free download from www.nokiausa.com, a suite of PC-based software for use with the Nokia 3300 Series TDMA phones allows customers to compose their own ring tunes and design unique graphical picture messages that set their text messages, and their phones apart from the rest.
“By focusing on the social, playful nature of communicating, we have created products with the Nokia model 3360 and model 3320 that will be much more than just voice communication tools to owners.” said Pekka Vartiainen, Senior Vice President of Sales for Nokia Americas. “Each of these phones will become both a reflection of the user’s personality and a trusted advisor, providing entertainment and information that is of particular importance to the owner. We’ve taken what we have learned as the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile phones, and directed it all at creating a truly unique, fun product.”
A busy social life is one reason that many customers purchase their first wireless phone. Addressing this need to keep in touch with friends and organize a packed social schedule, the Nokia 3300 Series TDMA phones include a variety of messaging and life management functions. With two-way mobile text messaging* quickly becoming the most popular way to stay connected, the Nokia 3300 Series TDMA phones feature predictive text input to make message input quick and accurate, picture messaging support* to add flair and a personal touch to each note, and user defined templates, which allow users to pre-load such text as “be there in 15 minutes” or even ‘smileys’ which let the writer’s true emotions show through. A built-in scheduler also reminds the user not to miss important events. These reminder entries can even be shared between two Nokia infrared enabled handsets using the phone’s infrared port. For example, a person having a party could ‘beam’ the time and day into a friend’s Nokia model 3360, and for good measure, do the same with his phone number, just in case the friend gets lost on the way and needs to call for directions. The infrared port can even be used to let two people play a head-to-head game of Snake 2.
Features of the Nokia 3300 Series TDMA phones include:
Mobile Internet browser
Predictive text input for fast and easy mobile messaging
Exceptional performance times – up to 12 days standby and 3 hours 30 minutes of talk time with the standard battery, up to 17 days of standby with the optional extended battery
Internal antenna for smooth, clean lines
Internal vibrating alert for discrete calls and improved game play
Scheduler with reminder notes for easy time management
Infrared data port for data connectivity
Free download of PC Suite 4.1 for ring tune composition, picture message design and phone information synchronization and backup
Full line of Nokia Original Accessories to fit any lifestyle
* Check with local service providers to determine availability of these features
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