Nokia unveils new media phones for mobile internet access
First WAP 1.1 compliant phones for Americas market
(September 22, 1999) - Nokia today unveiled the Nokia 7100 Series, its new line of media phones designed to enable easy
access to Internet content. The new Nokia 7100 Series phones are based on Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) which
enables secure access, and instant interaction with Internet/intranet information and other advanced telephony services. The
Nokia 7100 Series product line in the Americas will include the Nokia 7190 (GSM 1900), available during the first half of 2000,
and the Nokia 7160 (tri-mode AMPS/ TDMA 800/TDMA 1900), available during the first half of 2000.
With a Nokia developed WAP 1.1. compliant microbrowser, the Nokia 7100 Series media phones can access personalized
information services via the Internet (WAP 1.1 supports images). These services can include news, weather reports, stock
prices, e-mail, and flight schedules or wireless banking and electronic commerce. Many of these services are already offered
by many of the leading wireless operators, and the Nokia 7100 Series media phones will greatly enhance the use of them. In
order to demonstrate some of the real benefits of the Value Added Services, Nokia and CNN have today announced extension
of CNN Mobile; a wireless news service that can be conveniently accessed with the Nokia 7100 Series phones, to the
The Nokia 7100 Series phones have Infrared (IrDA) for wireless communication between phone and PC or printers.
Phone-to-phone infra red transfer of names, phone numbers and calendar entries also enables quick synchronization between
the Nokia 7100 Series phones and PC-based contact information, calendar and to do lists. The Nokia 7100 Series also
supports digital data at 9.6 kbps (TDMA) and 14.4 kbps (GSM 1900) with an integrated modem.
With a large graphics display and a number of new and innovative features for ease of operation and text input, the Nokia 7100
Series media phones, with embedded predictive text software gives you the functionality of a full keyboard using only nine
buttons. The Nokia 7100 Series phones also have a built-in dictionary, which assists in quickly choosing the right word for a
short message (SMS). The predictive text input method is considerably faster than the ordinary way of entering text.
"The emphasis in today's personal communications is shifting from listening to viewing, and hence the demand for services
other than voice is growing rapidly," said Rich Geruson, Senior Vice President, USA Sales & Marketing at Nokia Mobile
Phones. "Handsets must meet the growing requirements in terms of easy viewing of information, easy text input, and fast and
smart access to information without sacrificing weight, size and performance. The Nokia 7100 Series media phones deliver on
the concept of Internet in your pocket."
Ease of operation is enhanced with the new Nokia NaviRoller, another new innovation for quick access to all functions of the
phone. The user can scroll the menus and the phonebook functions, and make a selection by clicking the Nokia NaviRoller.
The roller can also be used for text input.
Features of the Nokia 7100 Series media phones include:
Nokia Naviroller key for faster scrolling and easy selection
Predictive text input for fast and easy way to write e.g. Short Messages
Voice dialing with up to 10 voice tags
Large dynamic memory , up to 1000 alphanumeric phonebook memory locations With multiple numbers
Calendar with details and various view options and stores up to 500 entries
To-do list, up to 100 entries.
Profile settings allows adjustment of phone to your environment and lifestyle
Calling group icons for different calling groups and personal ringing tones
40 distinctive ringing tones, 5 are user changeable
Games: Opposite, Snake, Racket & Rotation
Call log for 10 dialed/received/missed calls
The 4.9 ounce Nokia 7100 Series media phones are compatible with a wide range of Nokia Original Accessories already
available for the Nokia 5100 and 6100 Series phones, including batteries, chargers and Complete Car Kits.
To enhance the compatibility of WAP based products and services, Nokia is currently undertaking interoperability testing for
WAP 1.1 compatible products and services with several manufacturers. Hence, a number of leading mobile operators have
been piloting new WAP-based value added services, such as Internet and intranet access for GSM mobile phones, using
complete Nokia solutions. In co-operation with Nokia and its operator customers, several application developers have created
attractive and useful WAP-enabled services and applications for the trials.
About WAP Version 1.1
The WAP Version 1.1 specifications, announced by the WAP Forum on June 30th, 1999, is a newly enhanced version of the
mobile Internet standard that will enable rapid commercial deployment of WAP-ready products and services worldwide. Using
WAP 1.1, users of digital mobile phones and other wireless devices will be able to securely access and instantly interact with
Internet/intranet information and advanced telephony services.
Nokia is paving the way to the mobile information society with its innovative products and solutions. Nokia is the leading mobile
phone supplier and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks including related services. It also supplies multimedia
terminals and computer displays. In 1998, net sales totaled EUR 13.3 billion (USD 15.7 billion). Headquartered in Finland,
Nokia is listed on the New York (NOK), Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Frankfurt and Paris stock exchanges and employs more
than 51 000 people.
Megan Matthews, Nokia Americas
Tel: +1 972 894 4267
email: [email protected]