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White Plains, New York, Dallas, Texas, Libertyville, Illinois, July 13, 2009
Now you can carry your clique with you in your pocket. AT&T* and Nokia today announced the availability of the Nokia Surge, a socially supercharged smartphone powered by the nation's fastest 3G network. Available online and in AT&T stores on July 19, the Nokia Surge is an ideal device for active consumers who like to stay connected whether using IM, text or email, sending multimedia messages, AT&T Video Share, or updating and connecting via their favorite social networks.
With a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard in a slim, stylish design and Symbian S60 multi-tasking capabilities, Nokia Surge is the ideal smartphone for today's customer who is always in touch with their social circle. A recent survey commissioned by Nokia revealed that people are so hooked on staying in touch that they would rather give up coffee and sweets than live without their mobile for two weeks.**
In addition to an impressive suite of messaging capabilities, the Nokia Surge offers a powerful browsing experience, including Flash support to view most sites in full HTML or watch YouTube videos. Nokia Surge allows users to post messages, images, videos, and comments to web sites like Facebook on-the-go with the pre-installed JuiceCaster application.
"Launching at $79.99 with a complete email solution, downloadable applications and full HTML browser with Flash support, Nokia Surge hits the sweet spot between a quick messaging phone and a smartphone because of its low-price and strong feature set." said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.
"Designed in the U.S., this socially charged smartphone comes in a sleek slide form factor that supports social networking and messaging — and all on an open platform," said David Petts, vice president and general manager, AT&T Account, Nokia. "Together with AT&T, we're excited to address the increasing demand for smartphones with a device that's as attractive to the customer as it is to his or her wallet."
The Nokia Surge offers multimedia and entertainment features, including:
- 2.0 megapixel camera — Customers can capture quality photos with color camera and 4X digital zoom
- AT&T Navigator — AT&T Navigator provides audible turn-by-turn directions, monitors traffic and alerts users when there is a slowdown or incident
- AT&T Mobile Music — Customers can listen and download their favorite music from Napster Mobile, eMusic Mobile, XM Radio and more over the air
- AT&T Video Share -- The first-ever service in the U.S. that allows users to share live video over wireless devices while participating in a voice call
- JuiceCaster — Customers can share videos and pictures from their wireless device to the Web's most popular sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr
The Nokia Surge will be available through select AT&T retail locations or at www.wireless.att.com for $79.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a mail-in rebate. (Pay $129.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $50 AT&T Promotion Card. Two-year agreement for wireless voice plan of $39.99 a month or higher and data plan of $30 a month or more required for rebate.) For more information, please go to www.att.com. For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com.
1AT&T Navigator: Standard data charges apply, depending on your plan. Service availability, timeliness or accuracy of location is not guaranteed.
2Napster Mobile/eMusic Mobile: AT&T strongly recommends that you have an unlimited data bundle when accessing Napster and eMusic. Data transport charges apply for sampling, ordering, browsing and downloading. Monthly charges continue until service is discontinued. Certain restrictions and monthly charges apply. There may be additional charges for premium messages and content. See att.com/mediaterms for additional terms and conditions. Copies of songs made available online require Internet connectivity and a PC, Windows Vista/XP, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 or higher and Windows MediaPlayer 7.1 or higher. eMusic is a registered trademark and the eMusic logo is a trademark of eMusic.com Inc. in the USA and other countries.
3AT&T Promotion Card: Card valid for 120 days wherever major credit cards accepted. May be used to pay wireless bill. Not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at ATMs or gas pumps. Some restrictions and other charges apply. See terms at store or at att.com/wirelessrebate. Limited-time offer. Other conditions & restrictions apply. See contract, rate plan brochure and rebate form at store for details. Subscriber must live & have a mailing address within AT&T's owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activation fee applies. Equipment price & avail may vary by market and may not be available from independent retailers. Data Package may be cancelled anytime. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but a restocking fee up to $20 may apply; thereafter up to $175. Some agents impose additional fees. AT&T Promotion Card: Allow 60 days for fulfillment. You must be customer for 30 consecutive days to receive Promotion Card. Limited time offer.
4AT&T Video Share: Video Share not available in all areas. Video Share requires the sender and receiver to have compatible feature & be in a 3G coverage area to share video. Both sender and receiver will be charged for any call minutes. Only the sender will incur Video Share usage charges. AT&T is not responsible for the content of any video.
5JuiceCaster: Standard data rates apply for JuiceCaster. Monthly service costs $2.99 per month.
6Other terms and conditions may apply.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** The online survey examining the way people use mobile device was commissioned by Nokia and conducted by Braun Research during April 2009. The online survey provides a representative example of 500 Americans, aged 18 years or older. The margin of error for the findings at the 95 percent confidence level is ± 4.38 percentage points.
Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world's leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways - fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
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