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Nokia 5140 mobile phone adds mobility to Outdoor Adventure
Posted: 02-Feb-2004 [Source: Nokia]

[Nokia announces the tri-band 5140 push-to-talk handset featuring a digital compass, integrated camera and a Fitness Coach.]

Munich -- At ISPO Winter 2004, the international sports equipment and fashion trade fair, Nokia unveiled its latest mobile handset for active-minded consumers, the Nokia 5140 phone. Highlighted by a digital compass, integrated camera, and Fitness Coach application, the Nokia 5140 phone offers athletes, outdoor adventurers, and fitness enthusiasts a means of staying connected. Additionally, the Nokia 5140 phone complements an active lifestyle with a range of sport and fitness features and products, such as the Nokia Fitness Monitor, which was also launched today. Nokia's first GSM push to talk handset, the triband Nokia 5140 phone is planned to be available in all major markets during the 2nd quarter of 2004.

Outdoor Adventure

Whether you're into orienteering or you simply enjoy weekend treks, the Nokia 5140 phone offers the tools needed to keep users oriented on the trail. In addition to an integrated digital compass, the Nokia 5140 phone features a built-in flashlight to help guide the way. Also introduced today was the Nokia Xpress-on(TM) GPS shell that offers GPS functions like trip computer, route guidance, tracking and saving of waypoints integrated into the phone shell. Sold separately, the Nokia Xpress-on(TM) GPS shell includes a map-based Travel Guide application for route guidance, points of interest and downloadable maps.

With the simple push of a button, trekkers can connect with friends or team-mates by using the push to talk feature for quick voice communications. Similar to a "walkie-talkie", push to talk can be used over the GSM network to quickly connect the Nokia 5140 phone user to one person, or to a group of people, simply by using the convenient side-mounted key.

The Nokia 5140 phone also includes an integrated VGA camera to snap and send scenic images encountered while on the trail. The sequential shot feature allows for a rapid sequence of shots with one touch.

Nokia 5140 phone owners looking for outdoor activities at various destinations in Europe can consult their Lonely Planet Guide - a downloadable Java application that can be purchased at nokia.com/shop - for information on outdoor-related places to go and points of interest related to trekking, biking or surfing. Sports enthusiasts can sample the headlines and video highlights of their favourite team on Eurosport News or take part in the action by downloading a sport-themed game from Eurosport.

Health and Fitness

The Nokia 5140 phone features a durable dust, bump and splash-resistant housing that allows it to keep up with demanding users, but its active nature is more than just skin deep. For the fitness enthusiast, a new Fitness Coach feature can actually assist in preparing and monitoring customized programs for weight control, strength, endurance and fitness.

Health and fitness enthusiasts wanting more accurate data on work-outs or even everyday activities will be interested in the new Nokia Fitness Monitor, a stand-alone device which snaps conveniently onto your waistband or belt, tracks activity level and monitors calorie consumption. Users can predefine their own fitness goals and the Nokia Fitness Monitor will notify them when their target has been reached. When the Nokia Fitness Monitor is connected to the Nokia 5140 phone (or other compatible phone) via infrared, the information is transferred to a Fitness Coach diary in the phone for storage and follow up.

Additional fitness-related functionality of the Nokia 5140 phone is an interval timer and stopwatch for keeping track of workout routines and an integrated FM radio to help make time go by even faster. The Nokia Activity Headset provides convenient wearability while on the move. The Nokia Activity Headset features one button to answer and end calls and another that can be used to activate the push to talk capability connection to a group stored in the phone.

Also announced today, the optional Nokia Activity Handsfree, enables handsfree call management and improves the protection against splashes, sand and dust when outdoors, while biking, for example. In addition to receiving calls, the built-in speaker and microphone makes it possible to listen to music or the radio from a compatible Nokia phone.

Further, the Nokia 5140 phone is compatible with two recently announced products from Polar Electro, the Polar S25X and the Polar S725.

Along with its unique lifestyle features, the Nokia 5140 phone also has a generous complement of the latest mobile features. Multimedia messaging capability allows for the sending and receiving of images, sounds and text. The Nokia 5140 phone also supports downloadable polyphonic ring tones, custom wallpapers and Java(TM) applications to customize the handset. For additional personalization, optional Xpress-on(TM) shells are available in four fashionable color combination schemes.

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