Original press release: Nokia launches a new and advanced NMT 450 phone June 29, 1999
The Nokia 640 - attractive design - built to last
Nokia has today announced a new product for the NMT 450 networks. The
Nokia 640 is an innovative and easy to use analog mobile phone, which
features true 3 volt technology and the Nokia NaviKey concept. The
product will be available in the 3rd quarter of 1999.
The operation times of the Nokia 640 are impressive for an analog mobile
phone. With the standard NiMH battery the phone weighs 195 grams, and
it has a standby time of up to 80 hours and talk time of up to 1 hour 30
"The Nokia 640 brings many advanced features of modern mobile telephony
to the personal needs of NMT 450 customers. The users of the Nokia 640
can also take full advantage of the NMT 450 Plus services with operators
who offer them," said Robert Andersson, Vice President, Sales, Nokia
Mobile Phones, Europe and Africa.
The Nokia 640 supports 22 languages. It has 20 ringing tones and one
extra location reserved for a new ringing tone that can be downloaded
over the air. The features also include an alarm clock, calculator and
four games. Most accessories are compatible with the Nokia 5100 and 6100
series mobile phones. The Nokia 640 fully supports the NMT 450 Plus
features, such as short message service, calling line identification and
the real-time clock.
Nokia is the world's leading mobile phone supplier and a leading
supplier of mobile and fixed telecom networks including related customer
services. Nokia also supplies solutions and products for fixed and
wireless datacom, as well as multimedia terminals and computer displays.
In 1998, net sales totaled EUR 13.3 billion (USD 15.7 billion).
Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is listed on the New York (NOK),
Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Frankfurt and Paris stock exchanges, has
sales in over 130 countries and employs more than 47 000 people
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