Nokia launches groundbreaking N-Gage and Nokia Maps services on Rogers Wireless' High-Speed Network



    
    Rogers customers gain access to Nokia's innovative mobile services on
    Canada's fastest mobile network
    

    TORONTO and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless and Nokia
today announced the Canadian availability of exciting new wireless services
that allow Rogers consumers to experience the latest in mobile gaming and
navigation on Nokia devices. This services agreement between Nokia and Rogers
is the first such agreement with a wireless carrier in North America, further
establishing Rogers Wireless' leadership in delivering Canadian consumers
leading-edge wireless data experiences.
    Nokia Maps, with GPS functionality and featuring Location Based Services,
enables users to expertly navigate, whether searching for an unfamiliar
address in their home city or exploring a vacation destination. Consumers can
see the world in a new way, with on-screen maps for more than 160 countries
and millions of points of interest. Making finding your way easier than ever
before, users can now plan their route street to street, city to city, or
country to country. They can view different perspectives, including satellite
images, street maps, or combinations of the two.
    Using Nokia Maps, users can enjoy world-class car navigation with
turn-by-turn visual and voice guidance in 46 languages, and dynamic re-routing
to avoid trouble spots. For those needing the last mile assistance or
pedestrian guidance in town, consumers can get turn-by-turn navigation
instructions on their Nokia device.
    With Nokia N-Gage, consumers can easily find, try and buy the best in
mobile games with a range of innovative, made-for-mobile titles from Nokia,
such as Reset Generation and Dirk Dagger and The Fallen Idol, as well as
popular brands from leading 3rd party publishers. Consumers are able to take
their mobile gaming experience to new heights as they connect with other users
through the N-Gage Arena community. Through this thriving community, consumers
can meet friends, find others to challenge, communicate with each other via
message boards, live chat, tournaments and other interactive exchanges that
bring the mobile gaming experience to life.
    "The Canadian telecom market is going through tremendous change and
consumers are increasingly demanding advanced multimedia devices and
services," said Richard White, general manager and head of country operations
for Nokia Canada. "Through this agreement with Rogers we are excited to
deliver on that need, offering consumers compelling experiences on Nokia's
devices delivered over Rogers' wireless high-speed network."
    "This agreement with Nokia gives Rogers customers a rich mobile gaming
experience that is unique in the marketplace and an unparalleled mobile
mapping application," said John Boynton, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer,
Rogers Wireless. "It makes tremendous business sense for Rogers because these
are two of the most in-demand applications for mobile devices."
    The N-Gage and Nokia Maps services in Canada are initially available for
use on the Nokia N95 8GB, one of the world's most sophisticated smartphones.
Part of the popular Nokia's Nseries lineup, of which 50 million devices have
been sold worldwide, the Nokia N95 8GB combines world-class technology and the
best in imaging, music and Internet capabilities to give consumers all the
tools to snap pictures, surf the web, share and play games.
    For more information on N-Gage and Nokia Maps please visit www.nokia.ca
or www.rogers.com.

    About Nokia

    Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and
growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a
wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to
experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business
mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet
services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of
focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications
networks through Nokia Siemens Networks. www.nokia.ca

    About Rogers Wireless

    Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 7.5 million customers under both the Rogers
Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's most reliable wireless
voice and data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest
wireless provider and the only national carrier operating on the global
standard GSM and highly advanced HSPA technology platforms. In addition to
providing seamless roaming in more than 200 countries with its GSM based
services, Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across
Canada utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. Rogers Wireless is a
subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE:   RCI), a diversified
Canadian communications and media company. For further information, please
visit: www.rogers.com





For further information:

For further information: media please contact: Canada: Jennifer Atkinson
of Ketchum (on behalf of Nokia), (416) 355-7407,
jennifer.atkinson@ketchum.com; Nokia North America: Tel. (972) 894-4573,
Communication.corp@nokia.com; Industry Analysts only: Nokia Industry Analyst
Relations, Industry.Analysts@nokia.com

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