3GSM World Congress
Nokia unveiled the Nokia 6131 and Nokia 6070 mid-range GSM camera phones, as well as the Nokia 6136 Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) device. The Nokia 6131 comes in a folding design and offers a 1.3 megapixel camera, while the Nokia 6070 comes in a classical form and offers basic camera phone capabilities at an affordable price point.The Nokia 6136 UMA device, which can switch seamlessly between GSM and WLAN networks, offers users more reliable connectivity in homes or office with poor cellular coverage. Nokia also launched a UMA network solution that enables operators to deliver cellular and data services to subscribers over WLAN access networks, thereby increasing mobile service availability. With both UMA network equipment and a UMA capable handset, Nokia is able to provide a complete end-to-end UMA offering.
In his keynote address at the event, Nokia Chairman and CEO Jorma Ollila spoke about how multiradio technologies are enhancing mobile communications. “We strongly believe that the technological developments announced here today will provide the basis for a future of faster, easier and more cost-effective mobile telephony services,” he said. “Complemented by emerging multiradio technologies, our devices and network solutions continue to offer an excellent user experience.”
In the mobile TV domain, Nokia and Sony Ericsson announced their intention to cooperate on achieving interoperability in DVB-H enabled devices, and in multivendor mobile TV services and pilots from 2006 onwards. Both companies recognize DVB-H as the preferred technology for terrestrial digital broadcast mobile TV and are active in ongoing standardization and technology development.