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Cingular and Nokia Set the Pace for Wireless Data in Indy

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The New EDGE-enabled Nokia 6200 Handset Revs Up the Data Rate for Wireless Internet Access via Phone or Laptop

Cingular Wireless and Nokia today announced the immediate availability of the Nokia 6200 tri-band (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900 MHz) phone in Cingular's Indianapolis market. The new device is Cingular's first handset enabled with Enhanced Datarate for Global Evolution (EDGE) technology, and its availability coincides with Cingular's first commercial deployment of EDGE enhanced wireless services. The Nokia 6200 offers users robust mobile data services via high speed Internet connectivity.

With the Nokia 6200 EDGE handset, users in Cingular's Indianapolis market can download content, applications and browse the Internet using Cingular's Wireless Internet Express at data rates approximately two times that of conventional dial up. Users can also access corporate data using Cingular's DataConnect kit, which includes a Nokia data cable and software. Personal calendar, address book and to-do lists can be remotely synchronized over the air with a network server from a PC to keep vital information up to date.

The Nokia 6200 supports Java(TM) * technology that enables users to download personalized content and applications of their choice, such as stock tracking programs, city guides and management applications. The addition of an optional Nokia Camera Headset lets users capture and share images with a simple click and send, using Cingular's Photo Messaging Service.

In addition, the feature-rich Nokia 6200 phone boasts a large, high-resolution color display optimized for image display and XHTML browsing, and has an ergonomically designed keyboard with large buttons for fast and easy mobile messaging. Users can also enjoy a high-quality sound experience with polyphonic (MIDI) ring tones, and an integrated stereo FM radio.

A key benefit of the Nokia 6200 phone is that it is backwards compatible with GPRS and programmed to stay "on network." If a customer travels from a Cingular EDGE coverage area to a Cingular area that has GPRS, the device will fall back to Cingular's GPRS coverage, even while in a data session. Roaming fees are also the same for GPRS and EDGE.