Today, AT&T Wireless and Nokia are bringing to life the true benefits of EDGE for U.S. subscribers with the availability of the Symbian OS and Series 60 Platform -based Nokia 6620 smart phone for use on AT&T Wireless' national EDGE network. Consumers downloading the latest games or mobile professionals accessing instant news and information can use AT&T Wireless' EDGE service at speeds up to three times faster than GPRS. AT&T Wireless is also introducing a variety of new full-motion video and audio streaming applications on mMode(TM) that take full advantage of the data capacity provided by its high-speed EDGE network.
One of these new mMode services is Real - rTV(TM), an audio/video subscription service optimized for EDGE network speeds, from RealNetworks(R), Inc. For $4.95 per month subscribers can access content from FOX Sports, ABC News, CBS MarketWatch, Sporting News Radio, NPR, The Weather Channel, movie trailers from Hollywood.com, horoscopes, and more. Real - rTV also offers subscribers the ability to set and receive personalized 'Alerts' notifying the subscriber when particular content programming becomes available on Real - rTV.
The 6620 offers an integrated camera and video recorder, acces to personal and work email accounts, and a bright active matrix TFT color display supporting 65,536 colors. The camera is equipped with 640 x 480 pixel resolution, self-timer, night mode, and 2X digital zoom. For accessing the mobile Internet, the 6620 offers a WML, XHTML and HTML browser.
The Nokia 6620 smart phone is based on Nokia's Series 60 Platform. Customers can capture both still and video images with its built-in camera and further customize their device by choosing from hundreds of Series 60 applications.
For business travelers, the WorldMate application offers a simultaneous graphical representation of up to five different time zones, current weather conditions for over 250 cities and a currency converter function - each updated over-the-air via mMode with current information. For productivity on the go, Quickoffice allows users to open, edit and save word processing documents, presentations and spreadsheets on their Nokia 6620 phone. Other mMobile productivity tools such as mobile e-mail, over-the-air synchronization of PDA data, and a full Internet browser (HTML 4.0, XHTML/CSS and WML) over the EDGE network allow users to stay efficient and in touch while on the go.
For sports fanatics, Nokia Sports uses the power of AT&T Wireless' EDGE network and mMode service to bring professional baseball and basketball to the Nokia 6620 phone. Nokia Sports delivers updated scores, standings, news, streaming video highlights and live baseball game audio streaming right on the Nokia 6620 handset.
Each application is available on a trial-basis at no charge. After the trial period for each of these applications has expired, the full version can be purchased directly from the phone, and billed to the user's AT&T Wireless account. mMode users may also view and purchase applications online at the new My mMode website at www.attwireless.com/mymMode.
In addition, AT&T Wireless is offering customers with EDGE handsets an unlimited mMode data plan designed for heavy data usage - including streaming content - for $24.99 per month.* Nokia 6620 smart phones are now available at AT&T Wireless retail stores nationwide for $299.99 with a 2-year agreement (after instant activation credit and mail-in rebates) online at www.attwireless.com , or by calling 1-888-290-4613.
*Additional charges apply for using the phone as a modem by either tether, IR or Bluetooth.