Nokia unveils the world's first NMT phone with Navi Key
December 08, 1997
The Nokia 540 supports the new NMT 450 Plus services
Nokia today introduced a new handset for the NMT 450 standard. The Nokia 540 is the
smallest and the lightest NMT 450 phone in the market. In spite of its light weight,
182 g, the Nokia 540 has superior operating times and many new features. The stand
by time is up to five days and the talk time is up to 4 hours 25 minutes with the
extended battery. The product will be available in the NMT 450 markets starting in
The features of the Nokia 540 include 7 ringing tones, 24 language options, a large
graphic display with scaleable font size and one-touch voice mail dialing. The user
interface of the phone closely resembles that of the Nokia 3110 GSM phone, and most
of its accessories are compatible with Nokias GSM products.
The Nokia 540 supports most of the new NMT 450 Plus features, which include Real
Time Clock, Alarm, Calling Line Identification and the ability to use the international
prefix + when storing numbers in the phone memory. The availability of these features
is network dependent.
"The Nokia 540 is a highly sophisticated, but yet incredibly easy-to-use analogue
mobile phone. We have now implemented our famous Navi Key concept to an NMT phone,
which makes the Nokia 540 the easiest NMT 450 mobile phone to use in the market",
said Anssi Vanjoki, Senior Vice President, Nokia Mobile Phones, Europe and Africa.
The Navi Key is a concept which significantly reduces the number of keys on the phone's
key pad. The user interface of the phone has been designed to follow the intuitive
logic of the user. Most of the functions can be performed by just pressing the Navi
Key. The concept has first been successfully implemented in the Nokia 3110.
Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is a leader in digital technologies including mobile
phones, cellular and fixed telecommunications networks, wireless data solutions and
multimedia terminals. With sales in approximately 130 countries, net sales totaled
FIM 39.3 billion ($8.5 billion) in 1996. Nokia employs more than 36,000 people in
45 countries. Nokia's shares are listed in Helsinki, New York, London, Stockholm,
Frankfurt and Paris.