Nokia and Fido announce the North American debut of the Nokia 5200, a street smart slider that Canadians will want to keep 'always by their side'



    TORONTO, Aug. 16 /CNW/ - Nokia and Fido today announced another North
American first with the launch of the Nokia 5200 mobile phone, marking the
second time this year that Fido is the first North American carrier to debut a
Nokia phone. Compact and feature-packed, the sporty black on black handset has
a slide form factor and a variety of imaging and music capabilities. The Nokia
5200 offers young urban consumers a handset that has an exciting combination
of music and messaging functions, and a small price tag.
    Equipped with a variety of media and connectivity functions including
Bluetooth(R) technology, high-speed mobile Internet and Web browsing, a
camera, an integrated MP3 player and an inbox 1GB microSD card, the Nokia 5200
is a dependable all-in-one mobile companion. With all of these features housed
in one phone, different options can be used alone or together. Within seconds,
a picture can be taken and sent to a friend or colleague via MMS. The same
image can then be sent via Bluetooth to the person sitting next to them in the
subway on their way home from work. With the Nokia 5200 handset by their side,
consumers can rely on access to multiple functions and features from anywhere,
anytime.
    "All this style and multi-media functionality will appeal to the Fido(R)
customer, often a busy urbanite who wants a feature rich device at an
affordable price," says Patrick Hadsipantelis, Vice President, Fido Marketing.
"There is no doubt customers will want to keep this sporty slider always by
their side," he adds.
    "When purchasing a mobile phone, Canadian consumers often look for a
handset with an appealing design and an easy-to-use interface," said Paul
Chapple, General Manager, Nokia Canada. "The Nokia 5200 handset offers Fido's
urban customers a sporty mobile device that combines a great exterior with a
feature-packed interior. With the Nokia 5200, users can easily access imaging,
music, and messaging options through Nokia's intuitive menu structure."
    The Nokia 5200 handset's integrated MP3 player with dedicated music key
and FM radio allow users to listen to music while on-the-go, the 1GB microSD
card included in the box provides storage for 500 music tracks but the Nokia
5200 can support a 2GB microSD that provides storage for 1000 tracks. Some of
the Nokia 5200 mobile phone's other features include:

    
    -  E-mail
    -  1.8" display screen with up to 262,144 colours
    -  Nokia PC Suite
    -  Embedded and downloadable games and musictones
    -  Up to three hours of continuous talk time
    -  Handsfree speakerphone, enhanced voice dialing and voice recording
    -  Up to 12 hours of music time
    -  Up to 7 days of standby time
    

    The Nokia 5200 mobile phone is the second handset to make its North
American debut at Fido this year and is available at Fido for $25 with a
3-year Fido agreement. For additional information, please visit fido.ca. Fido
is a registered trademark of Fido Solutions Inc.
    For more information on the Nokia 5200 handset, please visit
www.nokia.ca.

    About Nokia Products Limited

    Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and
growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a
wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music,
navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through
these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for
communications networks. One of the oldest parts of Nokia's business in North
America, Nokia Products Limited, the Canadian subsidiary of Nokia, has been
bringing the best in mobile phones and enhancements to Canada to satisfy the
diverse needs of Canadian consumers. Nokia has a strong national presence in
Canada, with a global Multimedia R&D facility in Vancouver, global Enterprise
Solutions business in Kanata, and the national Head Office responsible for
sales and marketing of mobile phones in Ajax. Since January 2006, Nokia has
launched at least one new handset in the Canadian marketplace each month and
there are currently over 40 Nokia handsets available to Canadian consumers.

    About Fido

    Fido offers Canadian consumers and businesses a wide range of wireless
voice and data communications products and services, including international
roaming in over 180 countries. Fido is wholly owned by Rogers Wireless Inc.,
Canada's largest wireless provider and the country's only carrier operating on
the global standard GSM technology platform. For more information, please
visit fido.ca.

    NOTE TO EDITORS: Demo handsets are available upon request.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Jennifer Atkinson, Ketchum
Public Relations, (416) 544-4913, jennifer.atkinson@ketchum.com; Odette
Coleman, Fido, (416) 935-6441, Odette.Coleman@rci.rogers.com

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