Press Release posted by Michelle Ruhfass on Wednesday April 25, 2007.
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Nokia N76 starts to ship with music from one of the UK's most influential bands
Espoo, Finland - Nokia has started shipping the Nokia N76 to key European, Asian and Middle Eastern markets. With the Nokia N76 multimedia computer, technology and design come together to create a revolution in design for a multimedia computer. Using premium materials to enclose world-class Nokia Nseries features and experiences, Nokia has created a very eye-catching device.
Nokia is also pleased to announce that they and Sony BMG Music Entertainment are working together to bring the award winning music of Travis to new owners of the Nokia N76 in selected markets. The Nokia N76 is the latest multimedia computer that combines a sleeker designed body with technology to create a revolution in design for a multimedia computer.
Consumers who purchase the Nokia N76 in selected countries (Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and Sweden) will have as part of the Nokia N76 sales package, a special voucher that gives the owners the rights to download 5 pre-selected Travis songs from the MSN music shops in their countries.
"Closer" the first single from the bands much anticipated fifth studio album "The Boy With No Name" will be available for download when it is released on April 23, 2007. In addition, four further tracks selected from their previous four studio albums) will be also be made available.
"We're very excited about being able to offer music from Travis, a genuinely thought provoking and inspirational band, for mobile enjoyment with the Nokia N76," said Tapio Hedman, senior vice-president Multimedia, Nokia. "This compelling offer confirms the commitment Nokia Nseries has to music and developing devices that match the lifestyles of consumers"
"Artist identity and target audience of Travis fit perfectly the Nokia brand and the Nokia N76 product" said Marcel Engh, Vice President, Brand Entertainment, SONY BMG Europe. "We are thrilled that we developed with Nokia a unique entertainment proposition to drive a richer customer brand engagement"
Nokia Nseries music fans will appreciate the dedicated quick cover keys on the Nokia N76, which let you quickly and easily control the device's music features from the outside of the folded device, for instant tunes wherever you are. Holding up to 1500* tracks the Nokia N76 works with industry standard 3.5 mm headphones and supports the popular Windows Media DRM for optimal use.
The Nokia N76, which is based on S60 3rd Edition software on Symbian OS, is a perfect blend of style and substance. This latest addition to the Nokia Nseries portfolio brings a wide range of multimedia experiences to consumers, enabling them to create, consume and connect, using music, videos, images and the internet.
* Capacity based on using optional 2Gb microSD card, 3:45 per song and 48kbps eAAC+ (M4A) encoding on the Nokia Music Manager. Capacity with 128Kbps AAC encoding is up to 250 songs.
About Nokia Nseries
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.
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.
About SONY BMG:
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalogue that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Its roster of current artists includes Justin Timberlake, Usher, Dido, Lemar, Foo Fighters, Eurythmics, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Pink, Editors, Kasabian, Outkast, and Bob Dylan among many others. SONY BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.
Michelle is MobileBurn.com's Managing Editor, and is responsible for sourcing devices for reviews.