Cisco Systems will extend key mobility features of its Internet Protocol (IP) Communications and Unified Wireless Network solutions to the new Nokia business-optimized devices based on Series 60 3rd edition software platform.
In cooperation with Cisco, Nokia is integrating Cisco Compatible Extensions wireless client features, and is incorporating its client interface to Cisco IP Communications software. Together, this support enables Nokia Eseries smartphones to take full advantage of Cisco innovations for enhanced IP communication, security, mobility, quality of service, and network management. This collaboration will help enable mobile professionals to be more responsive and productive, with highly secure access to a rich array of business IP communications and collaboration applications.
Nokia Eseries devices will support a wide range of telephony features available on Cisco CallManager and CallManager Express call processing software including call transfer, speed dialing, multiple line control and conferencing and offer users industry-leading security in their access to email, intranets and productivity enhancing applications such as unified messaging, calendaring and intelligent call routing.
Cisco Mobile Connect is now shipping and extends access for mobile devices to enterprise desktop calls while the devices are in the public GSM network. This solution complements and expands the access provided by the Nokia business-optimized smartphones when the devices are in the WLAN network. With Cisco Mobile Connect, Cisco CallManager users can consolidate all their business calls with a single IP phone number connected to multiple devices, such as mobile, desk and home office phones, and immediately connect wherever they are.
Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 combine the power of 3G and WLAN with advanced voice services and mobile email applications. They support mobile email solutions like BlackBerry Connect, GoodLink from Good Technology, Inc., Nokia Business Center, Seven Mobile Mail, Seven Always-On Mail and Visto Mobile.
The new Nokia Eseries devices are built on the latest edition of the Series 60 Platform. Series 60 3rd Edition together with Symbian OS v. 9.1 provide an identical application environment for the Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70. They include a variety of GSM frequencies and 3G (WCDMA) cellular network support for seamless roaming across different countries, as well as a range of local connectivity options such as WLAN, Bluetooth and Infrared and are USB 2.0 compatible.
The devices support advanced voice services, such as Internet (Voice over IP) phone calls, Push to talk, and other SIP-based rich call services giving businesses a variety of ways to make it easier for employees to collaborate or respond rapidly in or out of the office. Companies deploying an Avaya or Cisco IP PBX can connect the new Nokia devices directly to their corporate phone networks, enabling functions employees have come to expect from a corporate network like four-digit dialing and assisted call answering.
With the introduction of the Nokia Eseries smartphones, Nokia continues its participation in the Cisco Compatible Extensions program to enable the Nokia handsets to work seamlessly with the Cisco Unified Wireless Network solution.
The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and the Nokia E70 will be available in the first quarter of 2006 worldwide.