Nokia launches the new 9500 Tri-band Communicator

Nokia launches the new 9500 Tri-band Communicator

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Nokia today launched their enterprise mobility solution for corporate customers. The new Nokia 9500 Communicator is one of the first cellular devices on the market designed to meet the demands of corporate IT departments for customization, manageability and security. The tri-band device supporting E-GPRS (EDGE) and Wi-Fi 802.11b is expected to be available in volume during the fourth quarter of 2004. The price (unsubsidized) of the Nokia 9500 Communicator is expected to be around €800 in Europe.

With the announcement of the new enterprise-class communicator series, Nokia’s recently formed Enterprise Solutions business group evolves the company’s portfolio of business-optimised devices to include a full range of differentiated devices.

“Nokia understands mobility better than anyone,” said Mary McDowell, Nokia Enterprise Solutions’ newly appointed senior vice president and general manager. “The Nokia 9500 Communicator combines our knowledge of enterprise customer needs and critical usability issues with our expertise in mobile connectivity and security, resulting in the first mobile device that enables fast and universal access to corporate services, and is backed by proven application and software support from leading IT vendors.”

Like its predecessors from the first Communicator family, the Nokia 9500 Communicator takes the most popular office solutions mobile by bringing e-mail, personal information management, with PC synchronization, browsing, vertical enterprise applications and even document, spreadsheet and presentation creation into the pockets of mobile professionals, allowing them to effectively utilize their time while on the road.

Other features of the sleek 222-gram (7.83 oz.) device include:

– Tri-band GSM capability (two variants: 900/1800/1900 MHz and 850/1800/1900 MHz)
– GPRS/EGPRS (EDGE)
– Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b
– Symbian Operating System 7.0S Platform with J2ME Personal – Profile environment
– In-built VGA camera & Multimedia messaging
– Bluetooth audio and data support
– USB connectivity (Nokia Connectivity Cable DKU-2)
– 80 MB of free user memory
– Two color (up to 65k colors) displays with
– 640×200 pixels, Series 80 User Interface
– 128×128 pixels, Series 40 User Interface
– E-mail support: POP3, IMAP,
– Email: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, SyncML
– Security: SSL/TLS, Ipsec VPN
– Browsing: HTML/XHTML, HTML 4.01, JavaScript 1.3
– Office tool support: documents, spreadsheet, presentations

Also unveiled were the Connectivity desk stand for convenient charging and synchronization with a compatible PC, the Mobile Holder, which firmly holds the Nokia 9500 communicator in place in the car, and the Antenna Coupler, which provides a connection to an external antenna. For personalization, optional color covers are expected to be available.

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