|Nokia mobile imaging milestones|
Nic Rossmüller : March 15th 2007 - 18:33 CET
Nokia mobile imaging milestones : Connected multimedia cameras provide a unique ability to spontaneously capture and share your experiences wherever, whenever. Whether you’re hanging out with friends, at a concert, visiting somewhere amazing on holiday or simply looking for inspiration in your working life, your camera phone allows you to capture the moment and instantly share it. Full size, uncompressed photos can be shared directly from the handset. In 2006, Nokia sold approximately 140 million connected cameras, and Nokia’s substantial share of this market makes it the world’s largest manufacturer of digital camera devices. Whatever your photography needs or wants may be, there is a Nokia camera phone for you.|
Wireless image sending introduction - Nokia 9210 Communicator|
• March 1998: Nokia introduces wireless image sending and receiving to mobile world via the Nokia 9110 Communicator.
• March 2001: Nokia announces Mobile RealPlayer for the Nokia 9210 Communicator, offering consumers rich variety of Internet video and audio content in mobile environment.
• November 2001: Nokia unveils the Nokia 7650 - world’s first GSM phone with integrated camera and Series 60 Smartphone Platform. The device also introduces the capability of short voice messaging.
Nokia´s first video capturing mobile phone - Nokia 3650
• February 2002: Nokia and leading telecommunications companies announce collaboration on Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) interoperability. Nokia has been a key driver in the development of MMS standard (standardization started in the 1990s).
• March 12, 2002: Nokia and RealNetworks announce cooperation to bring a mobile version of the RealOne Player to Nokia smartphone users.
• September 2002: Nokia introduces the Nokia 3650, its first imaging device with video capture.
• September 2002: Nokia launches Nokia 6650 imaging device, the world’s first handset for GSM and 3G WCDMA networks.
Nokia bluetooth mobile phones - HP bluetooth printing application
• February 2003: Nokia announces collaboration with Hewlett-Packard to create a Bluetooth printing application for Series 60 phones (focus on office / home environments).
• June 2003: Nokia launches Nokia 6600 imaging phone with 65,000 colors, zoom and robust smartphone capabilities.
• September 2003: Nokia introduces the world’s smallest and lightest 3G product for GSM and WCDMA networks, the Nokia 7600, enabling fast streaming of up to 128 kbps.
• November 2003: Nokia starts joint sales promotions with HP to promote direct printing from imaging devices. Special sales bundles of the Nokia 6600 imaging device and HP’s printers are ongoing in Australia and Singapore.
Nokia mobile phones - EDGE devices
• January 2004: Nokia introduces the Nokia 6620 imaging phone, the first EDGE-capable device for the Americas markets.
• March 2004: Nokia announces its first megapixel camera phone, the Nokia 7610. The device allows users to capture 10 minutes of video, make personal microfilms with the integrated Movie Director application, and print images directly from the handset with HP and other printers. Nokia also bundles Adobe Photoalbum Starter edition in the sales package to enable people to enhance their pictures digitally.
• April 2004: Nokia joins Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium (MIPC), an industry initiative to create guidelines that enable consistent implementation of the current printing solutions for camera phones.
• June 2004: To celebrate the commercial availability of the Nokia 7610 megapixel phone, Nokia announces a pioneering exhibition with Rankin, a highly acclaimed British fashion photographer. He used the Nokia 7610 and a professional camera to craft a magical photography exhibition inspired by the
legendary Cottingley fairy photographs.
Nokia 6630 world smallest 1.3 Megapixel 3G phone in the world
• June 2004: Nokia unveils the Nokia 6630, the world’s smallest 1.3 megapixel smartphone for 3G networks. Its vast range of imaging features include 1 to 6x digital zoom for picture and video capture, manual exposure control, sequence mode for fast picture capture, up to 1 hour of video recording, and separately available camera flash.
• September 2004: Nokia expands its range of megapixel smartphones with the launch of the Nokia 6670. Targeted primarily at business users, the Nokia 6670 also incorporates the latest imaging features, such as video capture, the Nokia Lifeblog multimedia diary, and direct printing, as well as new Image Editor software for enhancing pictures captured with the product.
• September 2004: Nokia debuts at Photokina, the biennial photographic and imaging sector trade fair in Cologne, Germany.
• November 2004: Boots, a UK based retailer, starts offering a new printing service to its customers, jointly developed by Pixology, a provider of innovative software for the digital photography industry, and Nokia. The service enables people to take pictures with their Nokia camera phone and immediately send them to their local Boots store over the mobile network. They receive a text message once the photos are ready for collection at the store.
• November 2004: Nokia announces Video Sharing, a new multimedia service that enriches 3G mobile users' visual communication by allowing them to share a live camera view or a video clip while speaking on their mobile.
Nokia photo smartphone - XpressPrint printing solution
• December 2005: The key players in the field of mobile imaging and printing, including Nokia, announce their first set of guidelines via the Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium. The guidelines are aimed at the mobile and printing industry to ensure seamless interoperability between camera phones and printers. The guidelines leverage existing connectivity standards and solutions, such as Bluetooth, printing from memory cards and PictBridge.
• February 2005: Nokia announces a new imaging smartphone product family, comprising of the Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681 and Nokia 6682. All of the products feature a screen of 262,144 colors, 1.3 megapixel camera for image and video capture, integrated flash, and an option to take black and white pictures. With the Nokia XpressPrint printing solution, pictures can be turned into prints instantly via PictPridge, Bluetooth or using the hot-swap memory card. The Nokia 6680 is also the first product in the world to integrate Video Sharing, allowing for sharing of real-time video or video clips in 3G networks during a voice call.
• February 2005: Nokia makes its first appearance at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) convention, the world's largest annual photo imaging convention, in Orlando, Florida.
Nokia Smartphones - Carl Zeiss camera lens
• April 2005: Nokia launches the Nokia N90 and the Nokia N70, both part of the new Nokia Nseries high performance multimedia range. The world's first camera phone equipped with Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia N90 boasts a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus and 20x digital zoom, integrated flash, macro mode for sharp close-ups, and high quality video capture with on-phone editing capabilities. The Nokia N70 is a beautifully designed, compact and easy-to-use 3G smartphone incorporating a 2 megapixel camera, flash, front camera, stereo FM radio and digital music player. With the Nokia XpressTransfer storing solution, introduced with Nokia N70, all new photos and video clips can automatically be copied to the PC.
• August 2005: The Nokia N90 is awarded the European Media Phone of the Year 2005-2006 by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), the largest editorial multimedia organization in Europe.
• October 2005: Nokia launches the global Nokia Nseries See New Competition, the most ambitious mobile photography competition ever undertaken. Open to aspiring photographers around the world to ‘shoot new’ using a megapixel camera phone, the competition is spearheaded by five of the world’s best photographers: internationally renowned fashion photographer, Juergen Teller; leading American photographer, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia; award winning London-based photographer, Nick Waplington; Raghu Rai, one of India’s most respected documentary photographers and Jiancheng Dong, a prominent landscape and documentary photographer from China.
• December 2005: Finnish camera magazine, Pikseli, is to our knowledge the first publication ever to use a cover photo taken by a camera phone, namely the Nokia N90. The magazine's editorial says that they were very positively surprised by the quality of the Nokia N90 and that processing the photo was merely a routine 20-minute job.
Nokia camera phones - Multimedia computers
• March 2006: Nokia launches Nokia Lifeblog 2.0, a unique collection and storage solution for personal multimedia content that enables you to maintain a photo album with a minimum of effort. Designed exclusively for Nokia Nseries multimedia computers, this PC and mobile device software combination makes collecting, storing and sharing multimedia content easier than ever.
• April 2006: Nokia announces the Nokia N93 and Nokia N73 multimedia computers. Offering uncompromised digital camcorder, telephony and rich Internet communication functionalities, the Nokia N93 is the ultimate mobile device for spontaneous video recording, featuring a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, DVD-like video capture and 3x optical zoom. The Nokia N73, a stunning multimedia computer in a compact and savvy exterior also features a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics - a package ready to challenge any digital camera.
• April 2006: Nokia and Adobe Systems Incorporated announce that the standard sales pack of the new Nokia N93 multimedia computer will incorporate Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software.
• April 2006: Nokia and Yahoo! announce that they are making it easy for mobile photographers to upload and add comments to photos directly from their Nokia Nseries multimedia computers to Flickr, the largest online photo sharing community on the Web.
Nokia 2006 - Nseries competition winners
• May 2006: Nokia announces the winners of the Nokia Nseries See New competition. Pinjalim Bora, a software engineer from India joined thousands of people from around the world taking up the challenge to ‘shoot new’ - capturing something from a different angle or something never previously photographed - using a megapixel camera phone. Pinjalim wins a money-can’t-buy prize: the chance to spend a day with Raghu Rai assisting him on a photoshoot as well as two flights with Virgin Airlines and a Nokia N90.
• June 2006: Cannes Lions Young Creatives' Film Competition entries are filmed on the new Nokia N93 mobile video device.
• August 2006: Nokia N93 is awarded the European Media Phone of the Year 2006-2007 by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), Europe's largest multimedia press organization. The award is yet another industry recognition of Nokia's continued commitment to innovation in mobile imaging.
• September 2006: Nokia launches the Nokia N95, an all-in-one multimedia computer with a pioneering 2-way slide concept, integrated GPS functionality, a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and support for high-speed HSDPA networks, making it easier to watch and record videos, listen to songs, take high-quality photos, browse the internet, or catch up on email while on the move.
• November 2006: Nokia premieres musician Rob Dickinson’s video, ‘Oceans’, the first music video created solely on a Nokia Nseries multimedia computer, namely the Nokia N93. Including some very creative shots, such as an aerial shot with a bunch of helium balloons, you can view the ‘Oceans’ music video as well as the creative ‘Behind the Scenes - Making of Oceans by Mike Hodgkinson’.
Nokia mobile phones - 2007 introductions
• January 2007: Nokia introduces the Nokia N93i, a compact and stylish digital camcorder and multimedia computer in one. Boasting a host of advanced features - from DVD-like quality video capture to direct video uploads - the Nokia N93i enables you to record great quality video wherever and whenever you feel inspired. The standard Nokia N93i sales package comes with Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 software.
• January 2007: Nokia and Six Apart, the world leader in blogging, announce cooperation to bring Vox, a free personal blogging service to the Nokia Nseries multimedia computer product range. The two companies make it easy for people to upload original size video and photos, and update their blogs directly from their compatible Nokia Nseries devices to the Vox blogging service.