Experience true internet browsing with an impressive high-resolution widescreen display. Conduct video conferences on-the-go using internet calling and the integrated webcam. Stay connected with instant messaging, email and more. Entertainment is always at hand thanks to the integrated media player, high quality stereo speakers, UPnP audio and expandable mass memory. The ultra-slim design makes web browsing more portable and convenient than ever.
Volume: 128 cc
Weight: 226 g
Length: 72 mm
Width: 128 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
High-resolution 4.13” WVGA display (800 x 480 pixels) with up to 65,000 colors
TI OMAP 2420, 400Mhz
DDR RAM 128MB
Up to 2GB internal memory
Support for compatible miniSD and microSD memory cards (with extender). Supports cards up to 8GB. (SD cards over 2GB must be SDHC compatible.)
Battery: Nokia Battery BP-4L
Continuous usage (display on, wireless LAN active): up to 4 hours
Music playback: up to 10 hours
Always online time: up to 5 days
Standby time: up to 14 days
*Operating times may vary depending on the radio access technology used, configuration and usage. The availability of the product and its features depend on your area and service providers, so please contact them and your Nokia dealer for further information.
Smooth slide with integrated QWERTY keyboard
Built-in GPS receiver
High quality stereo speakers and sensitive microphone
High-resolution widescreen display
Integrated desk stand
Integrated VGA web camera
HW key to lock touch screen and keys
Ambient light sensor
WLAN standard: IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth specification v.2.0 . +EDR (profiles supported: HID, FTP, DUN, GAP, SPP, HSP, SAP and OPP)
USB high speed for PC connectivity
3.5 mm stereo headphone plug (Nokia AV Connector)
HW keyboard variants: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish-Portuguese, Scandinavian and Russian
User interface languages: British English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese
User guide languages: British English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Arabic
Internet Tablet OS: maemo Linux based OS2008Internet Tablet OS: maemo Linux based OS2008General
Easy install for new applications, applets, and personalization
Operating system updates available over the Internet
Browser based on Mozilla technology with state-of-the-art web standard support including AJAX
Page navigation with scrolling, panning or using hardware buttons, zooming in and out of web sites.
Full desktop Adobe® Flash® 9 plugin, including video and audio streaming
In-built media player for viewing and listening to downloaded, transfered or streamed media content and easy-on-device management of media library
Direct access to shared media over Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Supported video formats: 3GP, AVI, WMV, MP4, H263, H.264, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, RV (RealVideo)
Supported audio formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, AMR, AWB, M4A, MP2, RA (RealAudio), WAV
Supported playlist formats: M3U, PLS, ASX, WAX, WVX, WPL
Internet messaging and calling with video
Effortless and automated presence and contacts application for centralizing communication tasks
SIP support and interoperability with industry standard services
Map application with pre-loaded maps including points of interest
Premium services available on purchase including Wayfinder navigation (the voice-guided navigation service is expected to be available in December 2007).
Browser access to familiar webmail services
E-mail application for personal e-mail usage with IMAP, STMP, and POP3 support
Full-screen image viewing and slideshow functionality
Supported Image formats: BMP, GIF, ICI, JPE, JPEG, PNG, TIF/TIFF, SVG, Tiny, WBMP
Reader for subscribing, managing and keeping up-to date with web feeds
Support for RSS 1.0/2.0 and Atom 1.0
Games: chess, blocks, mahjong and marbles
Backup and restore
HW keyboard, full screen finger keyboard and on-screen keyboard
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Nokia N810 Internet Tablet RX-44
Nokia Battery BP-4L
Nokia Stereo Headset HS-48
Nokia Travel Charger AC-4
Nokia Car Holder CR-89
Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-101
Get started guide
Safety, warranty, and other product information booklet
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The availability of particular products and services may vary by region. Check with the Nokia dealer nearest to you.
Operations, services and some features may be dependent on the network and/or SIM card as well as on the compatibility of the devices used and the content formats supported. Some services are subject to a separate charge. For more information, contact your service provider.
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Network system UMTS / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900
Size 118 x 55.5 x 28.2 mm, 133 cc
Weight 180 g
Display - TFT, 256K colors
- 240 x 320 pixels, 36 x 48 mm
- Second 65K colors display (128 x 36 pixels)
- Twist and rotating screen
- Downloadable themes
Battery type Standard battery, Li-Po 1100 mAh (BP-6M)
Stand-by Up to 240 h
Talk time Up to 5 h
Ringtones Polyphonic (64 channels), MP3
Number in phone Yes
Call records Yes
Memory miniSD, hot swap, 128 MB card included, - 50 MB shared memory
GPRS Class 32, 296 kbps; DTM Class 11, 236.8 kbps
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Infrared port Yes
Games Java downloadable
Features - Camera 3.2 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, 3x optical zoom, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video(VGA 30 fps), flash; secondary CIF video call camera
- EDGE Class 32, 296 kbps; DTM Class 11, 236.8 kbps
- WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
- 3G Yes, 384 kbps
- HSCSD Yes (via PC dial-up)
- Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd edition
- WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
- Video calling and download
- UPnP technology
- Java MIDP 2.0
- Push to talk
- MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player
- Stereo FM radio
- TV out support
- Voice command/memo
- PIM including calendar, to-do list and printing
- Photo/video editor
- Integrated handsfree
Labels: NOKIA - N92
The amazing cell phone thats come true with Nokia N95 n-series. Here’s one variation of my dream Nokia NSeries device: combine the Nokia N73’s excellent camera with autofocus lens and its larger display with the Nokia N80’s WiFi, d-pad and compact slider design. Nokia did more than one better with their latest NSeries phone, the N95: it features a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss autofocus lens, a 2.6″ QVGA display and a two way slider. Oh yes, and there’s an internal full GPS with free maps covering 100 countries. But let’s not forget the Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR, full-featured music player, standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, VGA video camera, the excellent S60 Feature Pack 1 web browser based on Safari technology, Euro-only 3G, quad band GSM + EDGE, the usual super-strong Nokia reception and MS Office viewer applications.
Though the phone is clearly ripe with high end features, the 5MP camera is its most salient feature.> Like the N73, it excels at still photography and like the N93, it does an excellent job of taking VGA resolution video. We’ll cover photography in great detail in page 2 of this review.
In the Box
The Nokia comes with a good set of accessories including a 1 gig microSD card, mini USB to USB sync cable (gone are the specialized Nokia USB cables and Pop-Port, finally), world travel charger (the same charger used with most Nokia phones made from 2005 onward), Lithium Ion rechargeable battery BP-5F, a remote with detachable 3.5mm earbud stereo headphones (the remote controls music playback and has a mic for calls), 3.5mm to AV cables (RCA connectors for video, left and right audio), a software CD with PC Suite and LifeBlog and a manual. The Asia Pacific version of the phone adds a very nice leather case. When buying from importers or carrier-branded devices, you may not get the memory card or case, regardless of region.
The N95 is a mid-sized phone that’s similar in size to the Nokia N80 but slimmer. It features a two-way slider design: slide the display up to reveal the number pad and slide it down to switch to landscape mode, access playback controls and see a palette of multimedia applications: video player, gallery, maps, the web browser, music player, FM radio, LifeBlog, and a 3D game called System Rush: Evolution.
The Nokia N95 with slider open to reveal the multimedia buttons and launcher. The slider feels spring loaded in each but we believe it actually uses plastic cams. We’ve had three N95’s in house (two Euro and one Asian), and the front (display) section has a little side-to-side wobble at the screen end when closed but not when slid open in either direction on unit 1 (Euro) and no wobble on units 2 and 3 (one made in Finland for sale in the US and one made in Asia for sale in the APAC region). When you slide the phone to reveal the multimedia controls, it automatically switches to landscape mode and stays in that orientation until you slide it to reveal the number pad. The slider locks firmly in place, both open and closed and it hasn’t accidentally slid open when in a pocket or bag. It looks and feels well made, imparting a sense that it will last some time. The phone’s front face, top and bottom are silver and the back is plum (”sand” which is tan, is available as well). The plum is more noticeably plum colored compared to the Nokia N73 which looked nondescriptly dark unless it was held under bright sunlight. We received the plum colored version that’s intended for sale in the US at Nokia Flagship stores and on NokiaUSA.com by the end of April. It’s actually the European version and Nokia tells us there is no different in firmware, software or hardware between the two.
The d-pad is responsive and has a large center action button, making navigation a breeze (and much better than the N73’s joystick). It’s flanked by two large buttons: the standard S60 application launcher on the left and the multimedia applications launcher on the right (the same multimedia launcher that runs when you slide the phone to reveal the playback controls, but in portrait orientation). The two soft keys and call send and end keys surround the d-pad while the S60 pencil key and clear key line the bottom.
The number pad is reasonably large and easier to operate than the N73’s. Each row of keys has a pronounced soft ridge running horizontally, center raised markers on the 5 key and a raised line at the edges of the number pad all of which make for a good “dial by feel” experience. The number keys are easy to press and make for easy text input.
Nokia N95 bottom
The bottom, showing mini USB and charging ports.
N95 number pad
The mic, charging port, lanyard mount and standard mini USB port live on the bottom and only the power button lives on the phone’s top. Small but very good sounding stereo speakers under chrome grills are on each side and the 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, microSD card slot cover and IR window are on the left. The volume rocker, an assignable button and the camera shutter button are on the phone’s right side. The speaker grill, light sensor and front-facing video conferencing camera are just above the display. As with most phones, the battery lives under a door on the phone’s back and the main camera is at the upper section of the back. The camera lens is protected by a door: slide the latch next to the lens to open it and start the camera application. Close it to exit the camera application. The latch is firm and the cover doesn’t accidentally open in a pocket or purse. The LED flash sits next to the lens and there is no self portrait mirror (use the front-facing camera to take a photo of yourself).
left side of Nokia N95
Left side: top to bottom are the speaker grill, IR port, headphone jack and microSD card slot door.
back of the N95
Right side: top to bottom are the speaker grill, volume rocker, Gallery button and shutter button.
Phone Features, Data and Reception
The N95’s quad band 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM radio will work anywhere in the world GSM service is available. Here in the US, it will work well with both T-Mobile and Cingular. Nokia includes a settings wizard that detects your carrier from the SIM and sets up the correct data, SMS and MMS settings. We tested this with a T-Mobile SIM and it worked well (though we had to choose the correct APN among the 3 possible T-Mobile servers). As with most Nokia phones, reception is top notch and is among the strongest on both the 850 and 1900 MHz bands used in the US. Voice quality is good, though not as full in the bass or loud as the Treo 750 (though it is a hair clearer than the Treo) and volume is adequate. Call recipients said our voices sounded clear and loud. We had no echo or white noise issues. Call quality through wired and Bluetooth headsets is excellent and the volume can really crank. To answer a call, simply press the green call send button or slide open the phone. Closing the slider does not end a call.
The Messaging application supports POP3 and IMAP email as well as SMS and MMS messages. If you leave the Messaging application running, it will automatically check for new mail and notify you (it retrieves headers only until you tell it to download the full message). Messaging is unchanged from prior S60 3rd Edition phones. No IM client is included, but you can download Agile Messenger and install it for turnkey IM support on MSN, AIM, Yahoo and ICQ (Agile charges a monthly fee).
Nokia includes their voice recognition software which allows you to dial contacts or launch applications using voice commands. Press and hold the right soft key to start voice recognition. The phone’s display will show it’s listening and a progress bar shows you how much time you have to say the command. This is true voice recognition and you won’t record voice tags— nice. Not so nice is the job it does of recognizing commands. As with most NSeries we’ve reviewed recently, voice command did a poor job of recognizing commands.
Horsepower and Performance
The N95 is a fast little bugger by S60 standards, being more responsive when opening menus and applications than the N80 and N73. It’s faster than Windows Mobile 5 and 6 when navigating the device and launching applications but not as fast as the quicker feature phones or Palm OS. The Nokia runs on an Texas Instruments ARM 11 dual core processor clocked at 332 MHz. It features a dedicated 3D hardware graphics processor and from the included demo version of the 3D game System Rush: Evolution, we’d say 3D gaming performance is excellent.
For storage the phone has nearly 160 megs available and you can expand that with a microSD card up to 2 gigs in capacity. At boot there’s 20 megs of free RAM to run programs, and unlike the N80 and N73, running Gallery and the web browser simultaneously didn’t cause problems. The only time we got a not enough memory error was when we left System Rush running in the background and then tried to launch Snakes. 20 megs is OK, but we’d still like to see more RAM, Nokia.
Software and Syncing
S60 3rd Edition smartphones have very capable PIM applications including contacts, calendar, notes and To Do’s (integrated into calendar). Contacts has many fields that match most everything found in Outlook on the desktop. In addition the Nokia supports groups and you can use any contact as a start or end point when navigating by GPS. You can sort contacts by first or last name, but Nokia still hasn’t added a company sort (doh!). The calendar is the usual strong S60 affair with its four types of events: meetings, anniversary, to-do and memo. The calendar has day, week and month views, repeat events, alarms and sync settings (public, private or none). The Notes app syncs to Outlook notes.
In addition Nokia includes QuickOffice to view MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents (you must purchase a $20 upgrade to the full version, or $30 for QuickOffice Premier if you wish to create or edit Office documents on the phone). Adobe Reader 1.5LE comes with the Nokia as do several utilities such as Converter, Calculator, a voice recorder, an un-Zip app, a barcode reader (reads data from square barcodes and some traditional product barcodes using the camera to decipher product info, URLs and more), Nokia’s Bluetooth keyboard driver (supports Bluetooth keyboards that use the standard HID profile), 3D ringtones (add a 3-D effect to ringtones), Speed Dial, Internet Tel. (VoIP), a file manager, memory manager and the usual S60 themes, profiles, settings transfer and USB applications. The N95 also has wizards to help you get connected to WiFi networks and to automatically enter the proper carrier settings based on your SIM card.
We’ll cover the whole hoard of multimedia applications and hardware under our multimedia section on page two of this review.
Nokia’s Active Desktop with shortcuts to your favorite apps, upcoming calendar items and WiFi status.
What’s a smartphone without syncing? The N95, like all NSeries phones comes with PC Suite for Windows. PC Suite has grown up over the years and is now a powerful and reliable desktop syncing and phone management application that can sync contacts, calendar and tasks to and from Outlook. You can also manage photos, music and update the phone’s firmware using PC Suite. In the past, we were at the mercy of Apple when new phones came out, as they supply new iSync phone drivers every 6 months or so. There are 3rd party solutions and the old do-it-yourself edit the .plist files methods, but that’s less than a turnkey solution. For the first time, Nokia has made an iSync 2.4 plugin available on their web site, so Mac OSX users can sync calendar and contacts information with the phone over USB or Bluetooth. We used it over Bluetooth with our Mac Pro and it worked flawlessly and quickly thanks to Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR.
Bluetooth and WiFi
Like the N80 and N93, the Nokia N95 has WiFi 802.11b/g. You can use the WLAN wizard to setup your connection, and have the phone ask you whether to use WiFi or the cellular data connection when connecting to the Net. You can also set the default to be WiFi if you wish, and you can use WiFi to download map data in the Maps application (certainly faster than EDGE!). We found WiFi to be reliable and to have reasonable range by mobile device standards. Application and video downloads are downright fast using WiFi, and though we find ourselves using WiFi surprisingly little (thanks to unlimited US data accounts and US 3G services/phones) on most devices, the Nokia makes it so easy to select and use the 802.11 connection when starting up a data session that we used it more. The N95 also supports UPnP for those who like to stream media over their home wireless network. As expected, battery life takes a hit when using WiFi: it’s not bad if you use it only to download a few apps or surf for 20 minutes, but if you surf or stream media for 2 hours, you’ll use over 2/3 of the battery.
As with other recent NSeries phones, the N95 has Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR for pleasingly fast syncing and file transfer. A big thumbs up there– we synced 200 contacts and 500 appointments to the phone using iSync on a Mac Pro with + EDR in under 3 minutes and 850k image transfers take 22 seconds. The phone sports Nokia’s usual wide selection of profiles, and thankfully the phone has both the A2DP and AVRC profiles for those who wish to use stereo Bluetooth headphones. In addition the phone supports serial, DUN, handsfree, headset, Bluetooth printing, FTP, Object Push, HID (keyboards) profiles and more.
Display and Graphics: 16 million color transflective TFT color LCD. Screen size diagonally: 2.6 “. Resolution: 240 x 320, supports both portrait and landscape modes. 3D graphics accelerator hardware.
Battery: Nokia BL-5F Lithium Ion rechargeable. Battery is user replaceable. 950 mA. Claimed GSM talk time: 3 hours (claimed WCDMA 160 minutes). Claimed standby: 225 hours in GSM mode (225 in WCDMA mode).
Performance: Texas Instruments OMAP ARM 11 processor running at 332 MHz. 64 MB built-in RAM and 256 megs flash ROM. 20 megs RAM free at boot, 160 megs flash storage available for storage.
Size: 99 x 53 x 21mm (3.9 x 2.08 x .83 inches). Weight: 120 grams (4.23 ounces).
Phone: GSM quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz unlocked world phone (some European carriers sell locked versions). Has GPRS, EDGE and Euro-only UMTS (2100 MHz band only).
Camera: 5 MP with digital zoom and LED flash. Carl Zeiss autofocus lens.
Photo: 2592 x 1944 pixels max resolution with several smaller sizes available including MMS-friendly. Images are saved in JPEG format with EXIF data. Focus range: 10cm to infinity (10-50 cm in macro mode). 20x digital zoom (6x in 5MP mode). Mechanical shutter, speeds from 1/3s to 1/1000. Has several scene settings including auto, center weight metering, adjustable EV, sharpening, color balance.
Video: VGA 640 x 480 max resolution at 30fps and stereo AAC audio. Zoom up to 10x. H.263, MPEG-4 format.
Secondary front-facing video conferencing camera: 240 x 320 and 176 x 144 pixel resolutions, video frame rate 15 fps, 2x digital zoom, H.263 format.
Audio: Built in speaker, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack. Voice recorder, music and video players included.
Networking: Integrated WiFi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR. Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SAP.
Software: Symbian OS 9.2 with S60 3rd Edition feature pack 1. Java MIDP 2.0.
Expansion: 1 microSD slot (hot swappable), 1 gig card included. Compatible with cards up to 2 gigs.
Labels: NOKIA - N95
Nokia began its life by a river of the same name in Finland when Fredrik Idestam set up a wood-pulp mill to manufacture paper in 1865.
In 1898 a rubber company was established in the same region although unconnected with the other business. Later, in 1912, a company that became known as the Finnish Cable Works opened in the centre of Helsinki. Ten years on, the Finnish Rubber Works bought majority shares in both Finnish Cable Works and Nokia Ab, the ground wood producer. Thus the three independent companies began to pool their resources and co-operate, evolving into a more cohesive group. Over time a community established itself around the factories and became the town of Nokia. The companies continued to operate under a single umbrella for some considerable time. In fact it was only as recently as 1966 that the companies decided officially to merge and Nokia began functioning as the business that we recognise today. When all of the Nokia divisions joined in the 1960's, electronics made up about 3% of the overall company sales. By 1980, Nokia had begun focusing its energies internationally on becoming a communications company. It was around this time that a department called Dedicated Networks was set up to deal specifically with transmission technology and Private Mobile Radio (PMR). Although initially based in Finland, Dedicated Networks had a global sales base. The seeds of Nokia's eventual international success had been planted.
The History of Nokia - A synopsis
Nokia began its life by a river of the same name in Finland when Fredrik Idestam set up a wood-pulp mill to manufacture paper in 1865. In 1898 a rubber company was established in the same region although unconnected with the other business. Later, in 1912, a company that became known as the Finnish Cable Works opened in the centre of Helsinki. Ten years on, the Finnish Rubber Works bought majority shares in both Finnish Cable Works and Nokia Ab, the ground wood producer. Thus the three independent companies began to pool their resources and co-operate, evolving into a more cohesive group. Over time a community established itself around the factories and became the town of Nokia. The companies continued to operate under a single umbrella for some considerable time. In fact it was only as recently as 1966 that the companies decided officially to merge and Nokia began functioning as the business that we recognise today. When all of the Nokia divisions joined in the 1960's, electronics made up about 3% of the overall company sales. By 1980, Nokia had begun focusing its energies internationally on becoming a communications company. It was around this time that a department called Dedicated Networks was set up to deal specifically with transmission technology and Private Mobile Radio (PMR). Although initially based in Finland, Dedicated Networks had a global sales base. The seeds of Nokia's eventual international success had been planted.
In 1984, Dedicated Networks arrived in the UK with avery small workforce of only a few people to test thelikely success of a local UK branch. However beforelong deals had been secured with both East Coast Railand British Gas Eastern for transmission and PMRequipment. Simply because both of these companieswere based in East Anglia, Nokia too made its homethere, in a small office on the Cambridge Science Park.Later in that same decade, a section of Nokia'sbusiness called Nokia Cellular Systems was formed todeal with mobile communications infrastructure.Nokia's UK history had begun - its quiet arrival in themid 1980's belying the explosive growth soon tobegin, where Nokia would become one of the largestand most successful businesses in the UK.
Nokia's unrivalled expansion came at the beginning ofthe 1990's, initiated by the signing of a contract withCellnet to supply base stations throughout the UK.Despite a small workforce, an entrepreneurial ethosand irrepressible self-belief ensured that Nokiawas more than capable of taking on establishedUK businesses.Gaining the Cellnet contract was not only a major coupfor such a young company. It also gave Nokia boththe financial power to expand, and the credibilitywith potential clients that it was a major corporatefigure in UK business.Cellnet required the first base stations to be producedlocally, so a production unit was set up at Huntingdonin a building named 'The Forum'. Meanwhile, by theend of 1990, Research and Development hadexpanded the Cambridge office from a few employeesto over 60.In 1991 Nokia began looking for a second networkoperator customer. And by the end of that year hadwon the business as sole supplier for GSMinfrastructure within the UK for Microtel - aconsortium of British Oxygen, British Aerospace andHutchison Whampoa, soon to be launched as Orange.The first payment received in this deal was around £4million. Although a seemingly small amount bytoday's standards, the deal enabled Nokia to cementits UK operations. The move into the UK marketplacehad been a success.
The Cable Effect
The contracts that were gained in the early part ofNokia's UK history heralded the arrival of the companyas a major player in the UK telecommunicationsindustry. Another contributor to this growth was theGovernment's deregulation of Cable TV in the firstquarter of 1992.The effect on Nokia's growth was enormous. Althoughfixed telephony had been deregulated in 1985, it tooktime for cables to be renewed so that other businessescould compete with BT.Nokia was quick to take advantage of the opportunity,immediately securing Telewest Communication as acustomer for the supply of transmission, accessand switching equipment for their nationaltelephony network.In the next few years, more contracts were securedwith Videotron, Bell Cable Media and NYNEX (allsubsequently part of Cable and Wireless and todayntl). This made a distinct contribution to Nokia'sfinancial standing and prompted further expansionacross the country.
Nokia's business growth was matched by aproliferation of sites and locations across the SouthEast. The Cambridge office was filling up fast and TheForum in Huntingdon did not have the capacity tocater for the speed at which base stations were beingbuilt for Cellnet.Between 1986 and 1989 Nokia acquired the Finnishradio and television manufacturer, Salora, as well asLuxor AB and Schaub-Lorenz, inheriting their offices inSwindon, Slough and Basildon.Most importantly, the acquisition of Schaub-Lorenzbrought Nokia the licence to the ITT brandname -a major recognisable name within consumerelectronics, especially in Europe.In 1992, the local Huntingdon MP, then Chancellor ofthe Exchequer and soon-to-be Prime MinisterJohn Major opened the new Lancaster House siteto accommodate the growing number of NokiaUK employees.Later that same year Nokia bought anothertelecommunications company, Technophone,inheriting both its manufacturing plant in Camberleyand a skilled workforce.Even with these new facilities, Nokia Mobile Phonesdivision required a still larger production site. Someoperations were moved to Dallas, allowingCamberley's buildings to focus primarily on BaseStation production - delivering to both Cellnet andMicrotel by early 1992.At this time Nokia had around 150 employees in theUK. But huge new projects would transform this again.Although initially the Camberley building was requiredonly to produce five to ten base station units eachweek, due to escalating demand it soon becameapparent that more space would be needed.So, in 1994 a prestigious new factory was purposebuilt,its 35,000 square metres immediately filling upto allow construction of the hundreds of units that were to be delivered every month.By this stage the organisation had developeddistinctive characters to its northern and southernoperations within the South East. The southern regiondealing with mobile phones, the north with networksolutions. One of the main factors contributing to thiswas the degree of travel required in the Mobile Phonesteam, which depended on Camberley's close and easyaccess to the major UK airports.A Peterborough office was opened in 1996 as a sistersite to Huntingdon. Nokia UK had by now laid downthe solid foundations for its growth and developmentinto the company we know today.
Looking at the early 1990's the Telecommunicationsand Mobile Phones divisions made up only a smallpercentage of Nokia's overall UK constitution. However,despite making up the majority of the company bothIT and Consumer Electronics had by then begun to feelthe effect of a global downturn in both areas.But Nokia by this stage had become quite accustomedto managing change both in its industries and, in turn,within itself. Arguably the most influential decision inthe company's history was when Jorma Ollila, thenewly appointed CEO, chose to focus Nokia's financialand creative efforts on the communications sector.The timing of this decision was such that Nokiabecame set on a course which would see itsproducts and service rapidly become part of thefabric of western society, particularly in the key
were to be delivered every month.By this stage the organisation had developeddistinctive characters to its northern and southernoperations within the South East. The southern regiondealing with mobile phones, the north with networksolutions. One of the main factors contributing to thiswas the degree of travel required in the Mobile Phonesteam, which depended on Camberley's close and easyaccess to the major UK airports.A Peterborough office was opened in 1996 as a sistersite to Huntingdon. Nokia UK had by now laid downthe solid foundations for its growth and developmentinto the company we know today.phones that found their way into the nation's pocketsthroughout the 1990's. Nokia's incisive businessacumen had ensured that, despite arriving in the UK as a relatively small company, it had managed toovertake all its established rivals within a few years.During this period business partnerships andalliances which were forged in other areas of thecompany allowed further profitable affiliations in themobile communications industry. 1997 saw Nokiaproviding a major communications network to Cellnetand signing an agreement withOrange for mobile telephonenetwork expansion equipmentworth £150 million.
Success in the 90's
By now these contracts had cemented Nokia'sstanding as a major international business in theUK, and had allowed the company to direct bothenergy and money towards new and profitableways of continuing its success. It was in the latterpart of the 1990's that this success started to exceedall expectations.By mid-1995 cable TV operators had found that theirbusiness was not going nearly as well as had beenpredicted, with expenditure far exceeding income.Projects began to be scaled down and, as a directresult, a sizeable part of Nokia's UK business was indanger of diminishing.But in 1996 a global decision was taken to put moreemphasis on mobile telecommunications, which inthe UK led to the company dramatically increasing itsmarket share. Nokia's characteristic ability to foreseemarket changes and adapt accordingly was never soacutely successful as in this period.The contract signed in 1997 with Orange was thelargest agreed in any section of Nokia's UK businessat that time. This was followed in 1998 by Orangeannouncing that Nokia had been selected as the keysupplier for the accelerated construction of its GSM1800 network - further endorsing Nokia's rapid rise inthe telecommunications industry.At the time the contract meant that Nokia'sinfrastructure would be used by Orange as theplatform to launch advanced new mobile servicessuch as real internet browsing, online information,home shopping and narrow band television.Nokia mobile phones had already begun to dominatea fiercely competitive market and with these newcontracts a productive future looked set to continue.This contract meant that Nokia's infrastructure wouldbe used by Orange as the platform to launchadvanced new mobile services such as real internetbrowsing, online information, home shopping andnarrow band television.Nokia mobile phones had already begun to dominatea fiercely competitive market. With deals like these, aproductive future looked set to continue.
Business grew in the late 1990's on a number oflevels. Nokia's large-scale production of digitalterrestrial receivers allowed people nationwide toreceive quality digital television and additionalchannels without the need for a satellite dish.In addition to Nokia's long-standing relationship withCellnet (formerly BT Cellnet, now mm02) the companywas ensured a profitable income. In 1998 a networkexpansion contract worth £200 million was finalisedwith Cellnet alongside a new agreement withRedstone Telecom and an equipment contract withCable and Wireless UK. Thus, existing businessrelationships flourished, while additional ones allowedNokia to further grow in its major areas of expertise.With the end of the century approaching, Nokia's namehad become synonymous with phenomenal success -all the more impressive given the company'scomparatively recent history in the UK.Nokia mobile phones, popular not only for their easeof use and functionality but also their unique style,already grace the lives of millions of Britons.With Jorma Ollila's astute decision to streamline thebusiness to focus on telecommunications, businessalliances and contracts have been both developed andreinforced. Nokia UK today continues to go fromstrength to strength in many different fields.Nokia's future lies not only in the strengthening of itsalliances, but also in the development of newtechnologies for the next generation in mobilecommunications.Most importantly, Nokia intends to continuepredicting and adapting to changes in themarketplace based on the way people want toconnect with each other.In the same way that three diverse businessesforesaw the benefits of working innovatively togetherbeside the Nokia rapids almost 150 years ago, so tooNokia UK's interests will thrive in the continual flux oftoday's business climate.