RealNetworks and Nokia Make Wi-Fi Rhapsody a Reality with Nokia N800 Internet Tablet
SEATTLE and ESPOO, FINLAND March 27, 2007 RealNetworks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK), the global leader in digital media delivery and Nokia (NYSE:NOK), the world's largest handset manufacturer, today announced that U.S. consumers can now enjoy mobile access to the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service through the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet. This innovative collaboration gives Nokia N800 Internet Tablet users rapid access to Rhapsody's three million songs anywhere they have a Wi-Fi connection.
The new Rhapsody features are available to Nokia N800 Internet Tablet users beginning Tuesday, March 27, through a free software update, accessible via the device's Tableteer menu and also at www.nokiausa.com/n800. In addition to playback from Rhapsody's robust music catalog, this update will enable Nokia N800 Internet Tablet users to listen to customized Rhapsody playlists, stream hundreds of professionally programmed Internet radio channels and browse Rhapsody's critically acclaimed music editorial and album reviews.
"We are thrilled to be working with Nokia to bring the Rhapsody experience to the Wi-Fi enabled Nokia N800 Internet Tablet," said Philip W. O'Neil, senior vice president of music, RealNetworks. "Innovative integrations like these reinforce our vision of Rhapsody as a single service that delivers a personalized music experience that consumers love, at any time and on any device."
"Giving consumers direct access to Rhapsody via their wireless Nokia N800 Internet Tablet gives new meaning to music on the go," said Bill Plummer, Vice President, Sales & Channel Management, Multimedia, Nokia North America. "Our goal at Nokia is to make the Nokia N800 the ultimate portable Internet entertainment device, giving consumers the convenience of easy wireless access to their favorite online services beyond the confines of home."
The sleek, pocket sized Nokia N800 Internet Tablet is a Linux-based handheld product dedicated to convenient Internet browsing, messaging, email communications, Internet calling and other applications over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth phone data connections. With stereo audio, media support and an integrated web camera, the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet lets users enjoy streamed and downloaded content while on the go. The Nokia N800 Internet Tablet includes a high-resolution widescreen display (4.13 inches) with zoom functionality, built-in stereo speakers for enjoying music, an on-screen keyboard, and an intuitive user interface that is ideal for browsing for music through Rhapsody.
The Nokia N800 Internet Tablet is commercially available in the United States at www.nokiausa.com for $399. It can also be found at Nokia Flagship Stores in New York and Chicago and other select retail outlets nationwide.
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Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia computers that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, on the go at any time. www.nseries.com.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including Rhapsody®, RealPlayer®, RealPlayer® 10, and casual PC and mobile games. Broadcasters, network operators, media companies and enterprises use RealNetworks' products and services to create and deliver digital media to PCs, mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. Consumers can access and experience audio/video programming and download RealNetworks' consumer software at http://www.real.com. RealNetworks' systems and corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com.
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