The Nokia 6136 phone integrates UMA technology to allow for seamless handover of voice and data connections between GSM cellular and WLAN

February 13, 2006

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BARCELONA -- Bridging two of the world's most ubiquitous wireless standards - GSM and WLAN - the new Nokia 6136 phone integrates UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) technology to allow for seamless handover of voice and data connections between GSM cellular and WLAN networks. With the UMA technology found on the Nokia 6136, operators can deliver voice and data services to subscribers over WLAN access networks, dramatically increasing mobile service availability while decreasing the costs related to network deployment. Consumers, meanwhile, are able to enjoy the benefits of voice calls via the internet using WLAN radio access. The Nokia 6136 phone is expected to be available during the second quarter of 2006.

Orange, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies, will be an initial customer for the Nokia 6136 phone.

"By bridging our GSM network and our DSL network - thanks to the WiFi enabled LiveBox, UMA technology allows FT/Orange to deliver a truly seamless wireless experience to our customers," said Sanjiv Ahuja, Chief Executive Officer, Orange Group. "Nokia and Orange have a long history of working together to provide cutting-edge technology combined with exceptional reliability and ease of use. The Nokia 6136 phone builds on this tradition by allowing customers to enjoy their Orange services in more places than ever before."

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

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