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Nokia launches new enterprise-class 9500 Communicator
Posted: 23-Feb-2004 [Source: Nokia]

[Nokia unveils the Symbian-based 9500 Communicator tri-band supporting EDGE and Wi-Fi.]

Cannes -- Nokia today renewed its commitment to enterprise mobility with the introduction of the first in a series of new enterprise-grade mobile devices designed 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.

Key Functions and Features 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 640x200 pixels, Series 80 User Interface 128x128 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.

Interoperability and Compatibility Compatible and interoperable with existing IT infrastructures, the Nokia 9500 Communicator supports remote management using over-the-air provisioning, PC tools for device management, and customization capabilities. It also provides IT managers with a cost effective, easy-to-maintain and frequently updated device base, easing maintenance and deployment. Based on the Symbian operating system 7.0, JavaTM Personal Profile and MIDP2.0, the Nokia 9500 Communicator series offers developers a well-known and respected foundation upon which to build innovative solutions, facilitating forward compatibility with future members of the new enterprise Communicator family.

Secure Mobile Connectivity The Nokia 9500 Communicator supports a broad range of standards-based security solutions. Data traffic can be effectively secured by a variety of standard Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions. For example, the Nokia Mobile (VPN) solution - consisting of the Nokia Security Service Manager and the Nokia Mobile VPN Client - integrates with existing corporate infrastructure and extends the use of IPSec VPN to mobile devices. Additionally, Symantec plans to provide unique firewall and antivirus protection with advanced over-the-air update features. The Nokia 9500 Communicator also supports other key security features such as device lock and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for web-based applications.


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