|Nokia unveils new Nokia 3560 and 3520 TDMA handsets|
Posted: 10-Jan-2003 [Source: Nokia press release]
[Nokia's new 3560 and 3520 are world's first TDMA handsets with full-color displays.]
Irving, Texas -- Nokia today announced the world's first TDMA handsets with full-color displays, continuing a tradition of Nokia firsts in the TDMA market, including the world's first dual mode IS-136 TDMA/AMPS handset, the Nokia 2160 phone, and the world's first GAIT compliant TDMA/GSM/AMPS phone, the Nokia 6340 handset. With features such as Java capability, custom color wallpapers, MIDI ring tunes and two-way text messaging with e-mail support, the color-screen Nokia 3560 and 3520 phones allow TDMA operators to offer many of today's most-wanted features on their existing networks. Shipments are expected to begin during the second quarter of 2003.
With support for MIDP 1.0 Java technology, the dual-mode Nokia 3520 phone (TDMA 800MHz/AMPS) and the tri-mode Nokia 3560 phone (TDMA 800MHz/1900MHz/AMPS) allow users to customize their phones by downloading new applications, such as games or productivity applications, to their phones using the built-in WAP 2.0 mobile Internet browser. Nokia 3520 and 3560 phone owners can also use the mobile Internet browser to further customize their handsets by downloading new multi-channel MIDI polyphonic ring tunes to personalize their call alerts and SMS notification sounds.
"The Nokia 3520 and 3560 phones gives TDMA operators the ability to offer fun and exciting new features that have previously not been available for their customers. Not only does this allow our customers to market a greater variety of cutting-edge handsets, but the ability to offer rich content like Java games and MIDI ring tunes also creates new sources of revenue," said Pekka Vartiainen, senior vice president of Nokia Mobile Phones, Americas. "Nokia has long brought the latest innovations to our TDMA customers, and these new color screen phones demonstrate our continuing commitment to the TDMA market."
For maximum control, the Nokia 3520 and 3560 phones include powerful voice functionality, with voice dialing for up to 20 numbers, up to 3 minutes of voice memo recording and voice commands to control up to 5 menu items. A built-in phone book holding up to 250 contacts, each with multiple entries, a full-view calendar, to-do list, and an alarm clock with snooze let the Nokia 3520 and 3560 phones keep busy lives organized. Also available are unique new optional Xpress-on(TM) Active covers, which include embedded lights that illuminate in synchronization to the user's favorite ring tune.
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