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 April 19, 2004
The Nokia 6610i Phone

 Nokia has introduced the new Nokia 6610i mobile phone, featuring an integrated camera, complete MMS functionality and an FM radio. The Nokia 6610i triband mobile phone (GSM 900/1800/1900) offers a classic design, color screen and a solid set of features including Java technology, an XHTML browser and SyncML. Comfortably styled in a familiar design, the Nokia 6610i is estimated to begin shipping in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia in the second quarter of 2004. The unsubsidized, untaxed retail price for the Nokia 6610i is expected to be around €250.

"Today's professionals require a reliable mobile phone for both their private and work life. The Nokia 6610i combines up-to-date technologies and MMS capability with a classic design, making it an ideal companion throughout the day," says Aage Snorgaard, Vice President, Broad Appeal Business Line, Mobile Phones, Nokia. "While technologies such as Java and SyncML help keep up with work life demands, the integrated camera allows consumers to share personal impressions with others on the spot. The Nokia 6610i phone bridges professional and private usage in a new way."

The integrated CIF camera in the Nokia 6610i phone is optimized for color screens (128 x 128 pixel display) of smaller handsets. With imaging and MMS functionality, users can send and receive multimedia messages to other compatible MMS-enabled phones. It also permits users to edit images and to attach images to contact information. The integrated XHTML browser included on the Nokia 6610i provides an online experience with enhanced colors and graphics.

Java technology allows users to download personalized third party applications such as TimeOut City Guides and Cosmopolite Business Guides for facts about countries, and a Financial Times news application for keeping up with the latest business news*. These applications and more are all available for the Nokia 6610i from SyncML support enables data from the owner's compatible calendar, address book and to-do lists to be synchronized over the air, making it possible to keep up to date while on the move.

Polyphonic ringtones and an integrated stereo FM radio offer a high-quality sound experience, while an integrated handsfree speaker enables impromptu meetings while being away from the office. The Nokia 6610i also supports OMA Digital Rights Management version 1.0.

Weighing 87 grams, the Nokia 6610i has a talk time of up to 3,5 hours and a standby time of up to 18 days. The available colors for the standard sales packages will be grey, black and dark blue in Europe,
Middle East, and Africa. In Asian markets the Nokia 6610i will be available in grey and dark blue.

The Nokia 6610i phone is compatible with several enhancements such as the recently introduced Nokia Headrest Handsfree BHF-3, which can be mounted on the headrest bars of a car's front seat. The Nokia Headrest Handsfree is a convenient basic headrest handsfree with built-in microphone, speaker and detachable headrest unit.