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Nokia N9 “all-screen” smartphone available through all Australian operators and major retailers

By manager213 - 01/09/11

Sydney, Australia – 1 September 2011. The Nokia N9, which was announced in Australia at the end of June, will be sold through Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and all major retailers[1].

The stunning high-end smartphone, which will be available in October 2011, will come in black, blue and pink with a RRP AUD$799.

Gavin Williams, marketing director, Optus Consumer said, “Optus has had a very strong relationship with Nokia over a number of years and we’re excited to continue this with the Nokia N9. Our customers have shown a lot of loyalty to Nokia as a brand and manufacturer of quality products in the past and we expect that to continue with this highly impressive smartphone device.”

“It’s clear that Nokia fans have something quite special to look forward to in the Nokia N9,” said Andrew Volard, director, Telstra Mobile Products. “It’s fast, simple to navigate and features a beautiful design that sets the N9 apart in a crowded smarpthone market. We’re looking forward to making it available to our customers on Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile network.”

“The Nokia N9 is where form meets function- this is a sleek, stylish and highly intuitive smartphone, offering customers a device that looks as good as it feels,” said Ross Parker, general manager of Devices and Pricing at Vodafone. “The N9 will be Nokia’s flagship device for 2011 with good reason, and we are thrilled to be delivering the N9 to our customers on Australia’s best value mobile plan range, Vodafone Infinite.”

The Nokia N9 is all about design and simplicity. It features a 3.9-inch AMOLED panel with a ClearBlack display, which makes the dark bits darker and the colours much more vivid.

The casing is made from material commonly used in ice hockey helmets and the paint is bled right through the material so the colour remains even if you scratch it. The material also allows for a superior antenna performance which means better reception, better voice quality, fewer dropped calls and a higher GPS accuracy.

The Nokia N9 “all-screen” design means there is no physical home button. Instead, it has touch and swipe gestures which lets you navigate around the homescreen.

The user interface is designed around the things people typically do the most – use apps, socialise and multitask. There are three homescreens, which are arranged in a carousel. The first homescreen is for accessing your apps; the second for social networking, calling, texting and calendar; and the final screen shows which applications are open. The screen can be pinched or zoomed to show either four or nine open app icons.

The Nokia N9 also comes with an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, wide-angle lens, HD video capture and large lens aperture for greater performance even in lowlight conditions. It is also NFC-enabled, which allows the user to share images and videos between devices by simply touching them together.

Rounding the package is Nokia’s free turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance and Nokia Store, which gives you access to the apps you need.

Go to Nokia.com.au/n9 to pre-register.

Telstra customers can register their interest in the Nokia N9 by visiting www. telstra.com.au/n9.

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Notes to editor

The Nokia N9 16 GB will be available in black, blue and pink and the Nokia N9 64 GB in black. Consumers will need to check with their network provider for availability.

About Nokia
Nokia is committed to connecting people to what matters to them by combining advanced mobile technology with personalised services. More than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia, from our most affordable voice-optimised mobile phones to advanced Internet-connected smartphones sold in virtually every market in the world. Through Ovi (www.ovi.com), people also enjoy access to maps and navigation on mobile, a rapidly expanding applications store, a growing catalog of digital music, free email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, and Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the leading providers of telecommunications infrastructure hardware, software and professional services globally.

http://press.nokia.com.au/

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