Nokia, Harman Team on Audio Tech

Nokia and HARMAN partner on development of innovative wireless consumer audio technologies

August 29, 2012

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ESPOO, Finland and Connecticut -- Nokia and HARMAN, the global leading supplier of premium audio and infotainment systems (NYSE:HAR), today announced a new partnership to develop innovative wireless consumer audio technologies exclusively for the Nokia Lumia range.

Nokia and HARMAN's JBL brand will jointly develop and co-brand the exclusive line of products which will include a range of speakers delivering room-filling acoustics with dynamic design. Wireless connectivity from mobile device to speaker will be facilitated through Bluetooth technology capable of connecting any existing Lumia phone, or by tapping to connect with NFC for next generation Lumia phone based on Windows Phone 8.

"As HARMAN seeks to further collaborate with mobile leaders to bring next generation connectivity technologies to the home and the automobile, working with industry pioneer Nokia provides a tremendous opportunity to expand our own value sets and bring to market unique audio products that meet today's demand for uninterrupted consumer connectivity," said Sachin Lawande, executive vice president of HARMAN and co-president of HARMAN Lifestyle and Infotainment. "Audio is an increasingly mobile experience, following consumers everywhere they go. Developing technologies for wireless portable audio meets the ever-growing demand for immediate and easy accessibility."

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

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