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Mobile Marketing – Press Release : Nokia Service Suite prepares the way for tomorrow’s mobility today

octobre 31, 2006

Technology Innovators already offering Consumer Services

The convergence of cellular and Internet technologies has reached a stage where the future of mobility will be determined by players ready to take the next step. For consumers, using a PC and broadband connection to reach friends and family around the globe has become a familiar procedure. Now with dual mode phones and the increasing availability of home and hotspot wireless LANs (WLANs), consumers can get to the next level.

Nokia today announced Nokia Service Suite, a software solution which automates both the connectivity over the available access methods like cellular and WLAN, and also provides the preferred location and presence specific services to the user. Nokia Service Suite heralds a whole new generation of consumer services for voice, data and rich media. Telio, a leading European broadband telephony provider and technology innovator, is the first to adopt and deploy the technology for consumers.

Nokia Service Suite is capable of simplifying and economizing any communication application – the download and upload of rich media, including pictures, music, video podcasts, email and voice. Nokia Service Suite does this by automating connectivity and achieving the most convenient combination of cellular and WLAN access.

Alan Duric, Chief Technology Officer and co-Founder of Telio said about the Nokia Service Suite: « The combination of Nokia’s powerful solution and Telio’s flexible technology platform has enabled a whole new world of possibilities that go well beyond VoIP. As a core technology, I see Nokia Service Suite creating a wave of innovation in the mobile industry and revolutionizing the way people will communicate in future. »

« Nokia Service Suite opens up great new business potential for new and existing services that can be seamlessly deployed by providers and easily consumed by end-users. Telio has proven to be a valuable front runner in the adoption of our technology for consumers. We are delighted with the close cooperation, » said Markku Rauhamaa, Vice President of Local Interactions at Nokia Emerging Business Unit. « All the elements are now in place for the public to enjoy a richer, more economical and accessible mobile experience. »

The possibilities enabled by Nokia Service Suite are already being commercially deployed by service providers like Telio as well as Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies, including Fujitsu Services Oy.

Nokia Service Suite is available today for all Nokia WLAN enabled dual mode devices, both Nokia Nseries and Nokia Eseries devices. Equally important, the Nokia Service Suite is an open platform that can be used for other WLAN enabled devices. For example, the Nokia N80 Internet Edition is a multimedia computer optimized for Internet Calls. The VoIP framework, based on SIP-protocol is integrated into its user interface, so making an Internet Call on the Nokia N80 Internet Edition is as easy as making a regular voice call, only the call is carried over WLAN.

Nokia Service Suite makes its official debut and will be demonstrated at VON Europe Autumn 2006 Conference in Berlin Germany on November 6 – 8.

Nokia – ShowPressRelease

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Mobile Marketing – Nokia Announces N80 Internet Edition

septembre 5, 2006

Nokia fires a shot across bows of Internet smartphones with its N80 Internet Edition, featuring VoIP, Wi-Fi, Yahoo services, three megapixel camera, and more.

Finland’s Nokia today announced its N80 Internet Edition mobile phone, a successor to its N80 multimedia phone, The N80 Internet edition can be used both as a stanard mobile phone and as a VoIP handset; Nokia promises users will be able to download and install clients for virtually any VoIP service. In addition to the standard smartphone capabilities—calendar, email, text messaging, organizer, etc.—the N80 enables users to find and map locations, browse the Internet, share photos, and more.

« Mobilizing the internet is a major strategic focus for Nokia and I’m excited to see how people can participate on the internet using the Nokia N80 Internet Edition, » said Ralph Eric Kunz, Nokia’s vice president for multimedia, in a statement. « The internet has evolved from static web pages to communities and people sharing experiences. I believe it will be multimedia computers, such as the Nokia N80 Internet Edition, that will be primary devices for people to participate in this phenomenon, in addition to PCs. »

Part of the N80 Internet Edition’s promise: Nokia’s new Download! client, which enables users to see new applications available for their phones, as well as download updates for their current applications. The N80 also sports a MiniMap function in its Web browser which plots search listings on onscreen maps, and compatibility with Amazon.com’s MobiPocket reader, plus Yahoo Go for Mobile and an integrated Yahoo search clients. Add to this a three megapixel video-capable camera, a 352 by 316 pixel color display, up to 40 MB of onboard storage (with expansion via miniSD cards), an integrated music player (MP3, AAC, m5a, eAAC_, and WMA), an FM receiver, Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless networking, and USB 2.0, Nokia may have reason to think they have a winner on their hands.

Nokia says the N80 Internet Edition will be available in two colors—pearl black and patina bronze—by mid-September. No pricing information is available: that’ll all depend on carriers and network operators.

Nokia Announces N80 Internet Edition – Mobile News – Digital Trends

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First dual-mode WiMax and CDMA phone revealed

juillet 3, 2006

Samsung dual-mode slider phone supports CDMA and WiBro.

Samsung has revealed a dual-mode mobile phone which supports mobile WiMax wireless internet access and standard 3G CDMA technology, industry sources have revealed to vnunet.com.

The prototype next-generation handset is being shown at the CommunicAsia trade show in Singapore, according to sources who have seen the phone.

The new Samsung dual-mode slider phone supports CDMA and WiBro, a Korean-developed variant of the 802.16e mobile WiMax standard.

No other information has emerged about the prototype, and the company’s headquarters had not replied to questions by the end of office hours in Korea.

Korean media reported last month that Samsung was rumoured to be working on a new WiBro device, dubbed the Dual-Band Dual-Mode phone. The rumours appear to refer to the product unveiled in Singapore.

Among other products on show in Singapore, Samsung launched what it claims is the world’s thinnest phone, the 6.9mm Ultra Edition 6.9 (X820) which weighs 66g.

The company also released a 12.9mm phone with a 3-megapixel camera. These new phones all have 80MB of memory.

Korean telecoms service providers and manufacturers are strongly backing the WiBro standard. Korea Telecom, the country’s largest provider of fixed-line phone services, plans to launch a commercial WiBro service this month, according to the Korea Times.

The WiMax and WiBro wireless internet standards operate in a similar way to Wi-Fi, but offer a range measured in kilometres rather than tens of metres, and speeds ranging from hundreds of kilobits per second to several megabits per second.

First dual-mode WiMax and CDMA phone revealed – vnunet.com

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Wengo vient chatouiller MSN sur ses terres

mai 18, 2006

Wengo, le champion hexagonal de la téléphonie de PC à PC, et poil-à-gratter de Skype, lance jeudi une nouvelle version de son logiciel de communication Wengophone, capable de converser gratuitement avec toutes les communautés: les adeptes de MSN, les plus nombreux en France, mais aussi ceux de Yahoo, de AIM, de Google. d’AOL…
Le logiciel qui permet de chatter, de parler et même de se voir, peut être installé, affirme David Bitton, le patron de Wengo, sur des ordinateurs équipés de Windows, Mac, Linux, et même des pocket PC et des Smartphone fonctionnant sous Windows Mobile.
C’est un logiciel libre. Petite contrainte, il faudra se créer une identité sur les messageries concurrentes avant de pouvoir converser avec leurs utilisateurs grâce à Wengo. Mais, grand progrès, il ne sera pas nécessaire d’installer sur sa machine les logiciels concurrents. Il suffit de s’enregistrer. David Bitton n’a pas demandé son avis au géant MSN avant de le chatouiller sur ses terres. Mais si «Goliath (MSN) s’attaque à David (Wengo)», Bitton n’en serait pas fâché… Wengo, créé en 2005, revendique une base de 900.000 utilisateurs pour sa solution de téléphonie de PC à PC. Environ 300.000 «abonnés» utilisent son service.

Libération : Wengo vient chatouiller MSN sur ses terres

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Succès confirmé pour la téléphonie IP en France

mai 11, 2006

Les derniers chiffres de l’ARCEP consacrent l’usage de la voix sur IP en France. Dans la dernière édition de son observatoire des marchés, l’autorité de régulation pointe ainsi la progression spectaculaire de la téléphonie IP sous l’impulsion de la multiplication des offres…

Comme à l’accoutumée, l’ARCEP rend publiques ses données marché. Sur l’année 2005, la progression des usages de la voix sur IP se révèle impressionnante. Selon le régulateur la VOIP représentait, au quatrième trimestre 2005, environ 11% du trafic total sur les réseaux de télécommunications. Début 2005, celle-ci ne représentait alors que seulement 6%. Sur un an, les abonnements aux offres de communication sur IP ont donc augmenté de plus de 250% pour atteindre un total, fin 2005, de 3,3 millions.

Succès confirmé pour la téléphonie IP en France – Chiffres – businessMOBILE.fr

Skype – Le monde entier peut se parler gratuitement.

mai 11, 2006

La nouvelle version de Skype permet l’envoi de SMS. 😉

Skype – Le monde entier peut se parler gratuitement.