Nokia has unveiled its first multi-media, colour screen mobile phone for the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) market.
The Nokia 9210 Communicator features a full keyboard, a high-resolution display that supports 4,096 colours, and offers an average of 10 hours talk time, the company said in a statement. The new mobile phone is expected out during the first half of 2001. Pricing was not immediately available.
The handset is dual-band EGSM900/1800 compliant and provides phone, fax, email, calendar, imaging, WAP and WWW capabilities. It comes with a 16MB memory card and includes SyncML software, which allows for the remote synchronization of calendar, contacts and to-do lists.
The 9210 Communicator uses Symbian EPOC v.6.0 software platform, which allows third-party developers to write additional mobile applications, services and content for users.
Nokia also announced what it claims is the first IPv6 (Internet protocol version six) enabled end-to-end GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network, which it called a major step towards next generation IP (Internet Protocol) mobility networks. Operators can use Nokia GPRS networks to provide new types of services that bring benefits offered by IPv6, such as global reach capabilities and end-to-end security, Nokia said.
IPv6 provides expansive Internet address space and makes it possible to allocate an Internet address to nearly all electronic devices around the globe, offering a clear advantage over the present IPv4 (Internet protocol version four) protocol, the Finnish company said.
In another Nokia development, the company announced an initiative to develop a technical architecture for the mobile Internet. The initiative, Nokia Mobile Internet Technical Architecture, will seek to provide interoperability between all mobile interaction modes, any network environment and with any type of access.
Nokia is seeking to limit the complexity of the technical environment, as users do not want to worry about the underlying technologies, the company said in a statement. The technical architecture will benefit consumers by allowing them to not have to worry about interoperability between various communications networks.