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Nokia Open Studio 2006, New York, US – Nokia today introduced the Nokia N95, an all-in-one multimedia computer with a pioneering 2-way slide concept, integrated GPS functionality, a 5 megapixel camera and support for high-speed mobile networks, making it easier to watch and record videos, listen to songs, take high-quality photos, browse the internet, or catch up on email while on the move.
“The Nokia N95 brings a range of multimedia ingredients together, such as a fantastic display, outstanding photo and video capability and high-speed connectivity, making it the ultimate multimedia computer,” said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Multimedia, Nokia. “This single device – which fits easily in your pocket – can replace stand-alone devices that you no longer need, whether it’s your music player, your digital camera, PDA or navigation device. Most importantly, the Nokia N95 is with you and connected when you want to use it.”
The innovative 2-way slide concept makes it easy to switch between different modes, going from reading maps to watching a video with a simple slide. A numeric keypad slides out from one end of the device while dedicated media keys slide out from the opposite direction, converting the display into full screen landscape mode. With powerful 3D graphics, the Nokia N95 has a stunning user interface that makes it intuitive to find the features and services you want.
With its integrated GPS at your fingertips, finding your way just got easier. The Maps application includes maps for more than 100 countries, enabling users to explore the world, find specific routes or locate services such as restaurants and hotels and covering more than 15 million points of interest. You can also purchase additional features, such as city guides and voice guided navigation.
With the Carl Zeiss optics on the 5 megapixel camera, you can capture print quality photos and DVD-like quality video clips. Photos and video clips can be enjoyed on a compatible television thanks to the device’s TV out feature and support for Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) technology.
Designed for High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) networks and with support for WLAN, EDGE and WCDMA networks, the Nokia N95 provides excellent coverage and speeds wherever you may be. In HSDPA networks, browsing the internet, reading email, streaming video and downloading large files can be carried out up to 10 times faster than with 3G.
The Nokia N95 also offers a first class entertainment experience with the combination of a large 2.6″ QVGA 16 million color display, impressive 3D graphics, built-in stereo speakers offering a 3D stereo effect, standard 3.5 mm audio jack, support for compatible microSD cards and mini USB for convenient data transfer. Browsing the internet on the Nokia N95 is a pleasure using the Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map, with new features such as a floating toolbar, password manager and auto complete, as well as web feeds with support for Atom and auto update.
The Nokia N95 is based on the world’s leading S60 software on Symbian OS, enabling you to personalize your device from a wide choice of compatible applications that can be downloaded to the Nokia N95, including games, navigation, entertainment, productivity and creativity. The Nokia N95 comes out of the box ready to create, connect, consume and interact with some of the internet’s most popular services. Use Yahoo! Search to search for and find most anything on the web, scroll though a book with Amazon’s MobiPocket Reader or snap a photo and send it directly to your Flickr site.
The Nokia N95 is expected to start shipping in volumes during the first quarter of 2007 at an estimated unsubsidized retail price of 550 euros.
Notes to editors
High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is a high capacity 3G technology that can increase the data speeds when using advanced data services from 384 kbps with current WCDMA. In the first phases, HSDPA users can initially expect average data speeds of 1-2 Mbps, which in subsequent phases is expected to increase to over 10 Mbps. The increased spectral and hardware efficiency that HSDPA delivers can bring lower costs to operators. There are currently approximately 20 commercial HSDPA networks in the world.
Photos and videos of the Nokia N95 can be found at http://www.nokia.com/press/openstudio2006
About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia computers that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, on the go at any time.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today introduced the 12- and 16-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards to its award-winning Extreme III performance line, making these the highest capacity cards in the world. The new high-performance, large-capacity cards are ideal for professional photographers who shoot RAW or high-resolution JPG files and need the performance, reliability and capacity to capture these large files.
The new SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards can also be used with the Grass Valley Infinity Series Digital Media Camcorder, the first camcorder introduced in the broadcast industry that uses non-proprietary, removable, solid-state flash memory cards as recording and playback media.
The new cards will have minimum write and read speeds of 20 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) and will ship to photo retailers by the end of the year. The announcement was made at the Photokina trade show where SanDisk is demonstrating products in Hall 6, Stand D78/E79.
“The beauty of using large capacity cards like the 12- and 16GB SanDisk Extreme III cards is the freedom to shoot without worrying about filling up the card,” said Jonathan Torgovnik, contract photographer for Newsweek magazine and international freelance photographer. “I shoot in RAW mode almost exclusively and the large files can fill up a card very quickly. Having a large capacity card lets me focus on what I love to do—take pictures.”
Tanya Chuang, SanDisk’s senior retail product marketing manager, said, “The SanDisk Extreme III line combines exceptional performance and reliability with large capacities to provide an ideal storage solution for professional photographers that meets their shooting and workflow requirements. We believe that SanDisk will continue to be the preferred choice by professional photographers based on our capacity and performance advantages as well as our commitment to the digital photography market as a whole.”
SanDisk Extreme USB 2.0 Readers Improve Workflow
While the speed of the card is important for in-camera performance, card-to-computer transfer rates are becoming an increasingly important workflow consideration. The time it takes to transfer images to a computer can be a bigger bottleneck now that card capacities have expanded into the multi-gigabyte range. The SanDisk Extreme USB 2.0 reader is designed to transfer images as quickly as possible.
SanDisk Extreme III cards use SanDisk-developed ESP (Enhanced Super-Parallel Processing) technology that combines advanced NAND flash memory chips and controller designs, 32-bit RISC processing and leading edge algorithms for an architecture that streamlines every aspect of read and write data transfer operations. In addition, SanDisk works closely with major camera manufacturers to ensure speed and compatibility. The ESP architecture effectively removes the card as the bottleneck in data storage applications.
SanDisk Extreme III cards have the industry’s widest guaranteed operating temperature range from a minus 13F (minus 25C) to a 185F (plus 85C). The cards also include RescuePRO® software that allows photographers to easily recover accidentally deleted images, lost digital images or data.
Pricing and Availability
SanDisk Extreme III cards are available in CompactFlash, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD™ card formats. Suggested retail prices for the two new capacities are:
Euros, Ex VAT
SanDisk Extreme III
SanDisk Extreme USB 2.0 Reader
SanDisk Extreme III cards carry a 10-year limited warranty in Europe, the Middle East and Africa but will have a lifetime limited warranty in the rest of the world. Photographers who purchase the cards also will have access to a dedicated toll-free number for technical support questions. The RescuePRO image recovery software on the cards is compatible with both Windows and Mac and requires no driver download or special card reader.
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world’s largest supplier of flash data storage card products using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.
Nokia Open Studio 2006, New York, US – Today, Nokia unveiled music editions of three Nokia Nseries multimedia computers, the Nokia N70 Music Edition, Nokia N73 Music Edition and Nokia N91 8GB. The Nokia Nseries Music Range combines sleek black design with heightened mobile music experiences appealing to the music enthusiast in everyone. Key benefits include dedicated music access keys, Nokia PC Suite and new software for easy synchronization and music management, and additional storage capacity – with an 8GB hard drive, the Nokia N91 8GB is a fully-loaded music machine!”Music is an essential part of our daily lives and it has the power to evoke memories and change moods,” said Tommi Mustonen, Director, Multimedia, Nokia. “With our new Nokia Nseries Music Range, we hope to enhance those personal experiences and make them even more special. For instance, you can receive recommendations from independent music experts with Music Recommenders, add song after song thanks to additional memory capacity, and easily manage and synchronize your favorite tunes with your mobile device. These benefits and many more make our new Music Range the ultimate for mobile music experiences.” Whether you’re sitting on the bus or walking down the street, you can now enjoy your music more conveniently. Your favourite tunes are only one touch away with dedicated music access keys. Managing your music is further simplified with the integrated music player. From the music menu you can build and edit play lists on the fly. It’s also a breeze to rip your CDs, synchronize them with your device, and start grooving on the go with the Nokia Music Manager, a part of Nokia PC Suite.In addition, the Nokia N70 Music Edition, Nokia N73 Music Edition and Nokia N91 8GB have more memory for all those have-to-have songs, with up to 1GB, 2GB and 8GB respectively. With support for the two most popular music formats worldwide, MP3 and AAC, no song should go unheard. For enhanced sound quality you can use a compatible high quality headphone with the standard 3.5mm stereo headset plug. Furthermore, with web connectivity you can enjoy high quality music on the go. You can easily access the latest news on your favorite artists, buy upcoming concert tickets, and hear the latest tracks – all at your fingertips. Experiences such as podcasting, Stereo FM radio with Station Directory and Visual Radio, and Music Recommenders, further push the boundaries of mobile music. Nokia N91 8GB: Jukebox in your pocket The iconic Nokia N91 8GB offers the best music experience for mobile. With an 8GB hard drive you get up to 6000* songs. Features such as dedicated music keys, premium inbox music-optimized headset with remote control, synchronization with Windows Media Player, and Bluetooth connectivity support combined with the other essential ingredients that make up the Nokia Nseries Music Range, the new Nokia N91 8GB is a true jukebox in your pocket. Nokia N73 Music Edition: Digital meets audioThe Nokia N73 Music Edition is a stunning multimedia computer with up to 2GB of memory, integrated stereo speakers for optimized audio pleasure, and easy synchronization with Windows Media Player. With support for MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ and WMA, you can choose how you rip your tunes and play them. Complemented with exquisite photography features such as a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and autofocus, the Nokia N73 Music Edition is a bona fide marriage of digital and audio. Nokia N70 Music Edition: All-in-one music playerUp to 1GB memory, the Nokia N70 Music Edition gives you more music in your pocket. You can personalize your music with a choice of digital music tracks and press the music key for direct access to them. Also, use the music-optimized headset with remote control for easy access. With these enhanced music capabilities, this compact package has high-performance multimedia at its core.The Nokia N70 Music Edition and Nokia N73 Music Edition are expected to become commercially available in October 2006 and the Nokia N91 8GB by end 2006, with estimated, unsubsidized sales prices of approximately 350, 450 and 550 euros respectively. A complete list of the Nokia Nseries Music Range features and technical specifications can be found at http://www.nokia.com/press/openstudio2006. *Capacity based on 3:45 mins per song and 48 kbps eAAC+ encoding. Capacity with 128 kbps AAC encoding is up to 2000 songs.About Nokia NseriesNokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, on the go at any time.About NokiaNokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
“Dash Navigation, Inc. (www.dash.net) today demonstrated the first automotive navigation device that connects people to the information that empowers them in their cars. The Dash Express uniquely leverages two-way connectivity and the network of other Dash devices to provide commuters with the best routes based on current traffic conditions. In addition, the Dash Express uses the power of the Internet to provide drivers with relevant and timely information about destinations.Dash Network Traffic™ lets a driver select from up to three different routes to any destination based on accurate travel time forecasts for each route. This feature is powered by the network of Dash drivers who anonymously report their traffic conditions to other devices in the area. Each Dash device also comes pre-programmed with historic traffic flow data for all major roads, for every time and day of the year. By combining these two sources of information, Dash is able to accurately offer the best routes and forecast travel times. If a driver selects a route and traffic slows, Dash will recommend a faster alternative, if one is available. A car with Dash approaching heavy traffic on a freeway will know whether it would be faster to exit or continue on the current route. While other personal navigation devices can report traffic incidents, the Dash Express is the only device that gives commuters the up-to-date traffic flow information they need to make smart route choices. Dash Destination Search™ lets drivers search for locations and products using the power of the Internet. A Dash user can type “fajitas” to get a list of restaurants that serve fajitas in the area, pick one and get routed to it. Another Dash user who discovers that the local hardware store is out of something they need could type in “plumbing supplies” while in the parking lot and get a list of other stores in the area with routes to each store. Dash can even provide real-time information about possible destinations. For example, Dash users could potentially select a movie theater based on show times or choose a gas station based on current gas prices. Two-way connectivity with the Internet provides Dash users with a host of unique features. Dash Send to Car™ allows people to send an address from an Internet browser or Microsoft Outlook directly to the car, significantly simplifying address entry. The Dash Express is also the only device on the market that automatically updates its maps and software over-the-air to ensure that driving directions are more up-to-date and that consumers have the latest product features. According to a recent C. J. Driscoll and Associates research study, out-of-date maps are the number one complaint of existing GPS owners.”As the first, truly connected automotive navigation device, Dash saves drivers time and helps them take control of their daily commute,” said Dash Navigation Chief Executive Officer Paul Lego.”Dash Network Traffic™ is a revolutionary new way to tackle the growing traffic problem that most people in large cities face these days,” said Creative Strategies Technology Analyst Tim Bajarin. “Unlike other GPS devices, the Dash device can actually calculate the fastest route to your destination based on up-to-the-minute traffic flow data on all possible routes, as well as constantly search for better routes based on the latest information while enroute, saving drivers considerable time and frustration.”Availability and PricingThe Dash Express will be available from www.dash.net and select retailers in California in early 2007, and will be available nationally next summer. The Dash Express will be priced comparably to other advanced GPS products on the market. Exact pricing for Dash Express and the Dash service will be announced at a later date. About Dash Navigation, Inc. Dash Navigation connects people to the information that empowers them while in their cars. The company is located in Mountain View, Calif. and is funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, and Skymoon Ventures. For more information, visit Dash Navigation at www.dash.net.
“Secure Digital (SD) and Compact Flash (CF) cards are getting cheaper and cheaper, but sometimes it just isn’t practical to buy several gigabytes worth in order to store all your snapshots. That’s why Canon has the new M30 and M80 portable photo viewers, giving you enough space for 30 gigs and 80 gigs of pictures, respectively. This way, when you’re on a long road trip, you can quickly and easily dump off all of your photos and keep on snapping.Both units sport 3.7-inch TFT displays, and they’re good for more than just stills: both units are perfectly capable of blasting out tunes and playing vids as well. The Canon M30 and M80 support a wide variety of file formats, including RAWs. In this way, they’re not just photo viewers; they could be considered full-on PMPs. No word on pricing.” via mobilemag.com
“A GPS is integrated into the device with anticipated accuracy of around 10m (satellite signal permitting). The devices will ship with an application called Maps which has global overview maps built in. More detailed maps (with coverage over more than 100 different countries available) can be downloaded for free from an online server. The detail available varies from country to country, but in many cases it is available down to street level. A point of interest (POI) database is also included. All the maps are available for free, as is basic route planning, but navigation functionality (with voice and on screen prompts) will be available as a pay-for add on. City Guides will also be available for purchase and other services are likely to be made available in the future. The mapping software and services is likely to based on technology from gate5, a company which Nokia recently announced it was acquiring. Music playback is also a major focus of the device. The dedicated multimedia keys on the top flip of the device are primarily designed for music playback (although can also be used in other multimedia contexts). Wireless stereo sound output (via the A2DP Bluetooth profile) is also supported, and stereo audio output is also supported by the TV output feature and the on board stereo speakers. The music formats supported include MP3, AAC, AAC+ and WMA. Video playback on the QVGA screen is excellent and supported video formats include 3GP, Real Video and MP4 with support for the latest AVC codec. The multimedia key now leads to a revamped application and multimedia shorcut view which now supports both a greater number of shortcuts (applications, multimedia files and bookmarks) and more flexible personalisation. As a result it is now a more generic shortcut key mechansim and offers an alternative to the standard application launcher. ” Learn more about this GREAT device here: