Apps, Maps And Other Objects Of Desire: Nokia Celebrates 25 Years Of Innovation At CTIA
Monday, 22 March 2010 17:08
Written by Apocalypso
At the 25th annual CTIA Wireless 2010 show in Las Vegas, Nokia is proud to celebrate a quarter-century of wireless industry advances, highlighting the latest in apps, content, devices, developers, and creative innovation - all of which influences the way you live with technology today.
At CTIA Nokia is demonstrating a wide array of solutions that help consumers connect to what matters most in their world. Making its first public debut is the Nokia 5230 Nuron, available tomorrow with T-Mobile, in addition to Ovi Maps and free navigation, and the innovative creations from the finalists of the "Push N900 Mod in the USA" -contest.
Featuring the creators of some of the hottest apps and content available on Ovi Store, the Nokia booth also includes gems like OpenTable and Shazam - just some of the examples of the vibrant and open Nokia ecosystem.
"Twenty-five years ago the actual wireless industry was at its mere inception - at a time when Nokia marked innovation with a giant 'wireless' car phone, the Mobira Talkman. Today, 1.3 billion people around the world have phones - devices that have evolved into an extension of people's lives. It's no longer about the technology, it's about what it can do for you. We're excited to bring solutions to life for both for consumers and developers here at CTIA. This is indeed the year of apps, maps and more - and we're thrilled to be at the forefront," says Mark Louison, President, Nokia, Inc.
Mapping it out with T-Mobile and Nokia Nuron
Hitting T-Mobile stores across the U.S. tomorrow (March 24th) is the brand new Nokia Nuron smartphone, an affordably priced device for anyone looking for fast 3G connectivity, applications, free turn-by-turn navigation, Ovi Maps and more. This attractive 3.2'' touch screen smartphone is the first U.S. carrier device to come pre-loaded with Ovi Maps as well as Ovi Store. Witness this dynamic combination in person - its first public appearance is at CTIA.
Developers, apps, and more
With approximately 1.5 million downloads on Ovi Store every day (that's 22 downloads a second), millions of consumers are enjoying an entirely new Nokia experience. Developers and publishers from 80+ countries are providing content that reaches consumers in more than 180 countries in 30 languages with Ovi Store. At the Nokia booth, you'll see and be able to experience just how the consumer benefits from this ecosystem.
The OpenTable for Nokia application will allow you to make free, instantly confirmed reservations at more than 11,000 restaurants. Whether you know where you want to dine, or if you're just looking for inspiration, finding the perfect restaurant with OpenTable is easy. Use your current location to find nearby restaurants, read OpenTable diner reviews, view menus and more.
Shazam on Nokia gives you instant satisfaction for those times when you want to know the song that is playing: simply point your mobile towards the music to learn more about the artist, buy the song immediately or simply share your discovery with your family and friends www.shazam.com.
Mod about you
Bridging our commitment to innovation and consumer insights, Nokia is excited to announce the winning team of the PUSH N900 MOD IN THE USA competition at CTIA on March 24th. This will be the culmination of a global project to find the most unique concepts constructed using the Nokia N900, the most advanced mobile computer currently available. Come meet the brains behind the ideas and discover the clever inventions of the top three U.S. competition finalists, who will be at the Nokia Booth showcasing their N900 mod innovations first-hand.
The global PUSH N900 competition, held in October 2009, drew hundreds of entries and resulted in the construction of five widely varying mods. Finalists from both global and USA-focused competitions have come up with a wide range of concepts - from transforming the N900 into a spray-can that emits light graffiti to the brains of a robot, as well as other very, very creative ideas. The capability of a truly open device such as the Nokia N900 has been a great source for innovation and creativity.
For further information about Nokia at CTIA Wireless 2010, please visit www.nokia.com/press or join us at the Nokia Booth, #2536, Central Hall, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.