Nokia delivers world’s first GSM/EDGE 3G mobile phone with style, convenience and high-speed data
November 18, 2002 11:02 ET | Source: Nokia Oyj
LAS VEGAS — Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced the Nokia 6200 tri-band (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900MHz) phone, the world’s first 3GPP compliant EDGE (Enhanced Data-Rates for GSM Evolution) handset, offering users advanced voice features and robust mobile data services via high speed Internet connectivity. The Nokia 6200 phone also represents the first mobile phone to support GSM 850, 1800 and 1900 frequency bands. Deliveries for operator controlled live network tests of the Nokia 6200 handset will begin in Q4 2002. Commercial availability for first customers is expected to begin Q1 2003.
GSM evolution to EDGE is a much needed technology enhancement because it alleviates some voice traffic bandwidth and enables higher data throughput, therefore maximizing overall efficiency and performance of the network and services. EDGE provides the platform for more efficient content delivery and more robust mobile services such as MMS, XHTML and Java(TM) technology at data speeds initially more than double that of existing GSM/GPRS networks.
“No technology is an economic success for the technology itself. What people want is effortless mobility, value-add applications and services, and fast, simple access to information on the go,” said John Barry, director, mobile phones business unit for Nokia “The Nokia 6200 handset allows users to take advantage of all of that with access to richer content and more advanced services at high speeds and allows carriers to begin realizing ROI for their next generation EDGE network investments.”
The feature rich Nokia 6200 phone boasts a large, high resolution color display optimized for image display and XHTML browsing, features predictive text input and an ergonomically designed keyboard with large buttons for fast and easy mobile messaging, and supports MMS for sending and receiving messages containing text and pictures. Users can also enjoy a high-quality sound experience with polyphonic MIDI ring tones, the integrated stereo FM radio, and voice recordings.
With the Nokia 6200 EDGE handset, users are able to download content, applications, access Internet and intranet information quickly and efficiently at data rates approximately two times (up to 118 kbps) that of conventional dial up (56 kbps). Personal data from the calendar, address book and to-do lists can also be remotely synchronized over the air with a network server or locally with a PC using IR (infrared) or an optional data cable to keep vital information up to date.
The Nokia 6200 also supports Java technology enabling users to download personalized content and applications of their choice, whether it is for entertainment, lifestyle management, or travel, for example. The Nokia 6200 phone also features an enhancement connector designed to support advanced functionalities such as digital accessory identification, stereo audio or fast data connectivity. The addition of the optional Nokia Camera Headset lets you capture and share images with a simple click and send.
Additional features of the Nokia 6200 phone include:
– Four way scroll for faster navigation
– Multiple numbers and addresses per name
– Voice memo, recording, dial and commands
– 780 mAh Li-Ion battery with up to 8 days standby time and up to 4 hours of talk time
– SMS (short message service), and MMS (multimedia message service)
– Integrated hands free speaker for ringing, game tones and phone calls
– XHTML WAP support
– MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) Ringing Tones
Developers interested in creating software applications for the Nokia 6200 phone can source product specifications, get technical assistance and download tools from Forum Nokia – Nokia’s global developer program (www.Forum.Nokia.com)
For more information on or photos of the Nokia 6200 handset, please visit www.nokia.com/press
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.
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Talk and standby times are estimates and vary based on many factors. Some features and services are dependent on the carrier, the network, and the compatibility of other devices and applications, supported digital content formats, and other factors. Please refer to the user guide for complete information.