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Bar is back! Fido and Nokia launch the Nokia 6300, a simply beautiful urban companion

May 16, 2007

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    MONTREAL, May 16 /CNW/ - In a first for the Canadian mobile
communications marketplace, a new Nokia phone is making its North American
debut with Fido. With clean styling and a compact size, the Nokia 6300 mobile
phone is sure to make a simply beautiful first impression.
    "As a young and urban brand, Fido is bound to be the first to introduce
the Nokia 6300 in North America," says Patrick Hadsipantelis, Vice President,
Fido Marketing. "The bar is back! And this sleek, stylish yet so simple to use
bar-phone reflects the essence of our brand: it is smart from every angle"
adds Patrick Hadsipantelis.
    Inspired by simple pleasures, the handset is modern and sophisticated and
has five key design elements: stainless steel covers, clean lines and recessed
buttons, simplicity of graphic symbols, organic elements including rounded
edges, and finally, a compact size that naturally fits into one's hand. At the
same time, like all design classics, the Nokia 6300 handset is also a
practical tool with functions and features intended to make everyday life
easier and more enjoyable.
    Weighing a mere 91 grams and measuring less than 13.1mm thin, the Nokia
6300 proves that features and functions don't have to be compromised for a
thin, bar-style design. One of the thinnest mobile phones available in Canada,
the Nokia 6300 offers a robust range of easy-to-use features, including a 2
megapixel camera with zoom, expandable memory, a built-in MP3 player, and an
FM radio. Users will never miss a beat with the Nokia 6300 - at the heart of
the handset is a subtle blue light that alerts users to text and voice
messages and missed calls.
    The Nokia 6300 combines styling, fit, and finish, including high-end
materials, into a package that is typically unaffordable to many consumers.
"Based on the design of the Nokia 6300 and the materials used, a handset like
this would typically cost several hundred dollars," said Paul Chapple, General
Manager, Nokia Canada. "It is amazing that Fido's customers have exclusive
North American access to the Nokia 6300 at such a low price. It is definitely
a sign of how dedicated Fido is to its customer base."

    With a crisp and detailed 16.7 million true colours display, the Nokia
6300 makes it easy for consumers to navigate the following features and
functions:-  2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
    -  MP3 player and FM radio
    -  Integrated Bluetooth wireless technology
    -  USB/PC synchronization with Nokia PC Suite, available free of charge
       for download at www.nokia.ca
    -  In-box memory of 512 MB, with support for up to 2GB microSD cards
    -  Voice dialling, voice commands, and voice recording
    -  Integrated hands-free speakerThe Nokia 6300 is available exclusively at Fido outlets, retail partners
and on-line at fido.ca for $100 with a three-year Fido Agreement. For
additional information, please visit fido.ca. Fido is a registered trademark
of Fido Solutions Inc.
    For more information on the Nokia 6300 handset and mobile enhancements,
please visit www.nokia.ca

    About Nokia

    Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and
sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each
other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative
products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media
and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network
operators and corporations. For over twenty years Nokia has been bringing the
best in mobile phones and enhancements to Canada to satisfy the diverse needs
of Canadian consumers. www.nokia.ca

    About Fido

    Fido offers Canadian consumers and businesses a wide range of wireless
voice and data communications products and services, including international
roaming in over 180 countries. Fido is wholly owned by Rogers Wireless Inc.,
Canada's largest wireless provider and the country's only carrier operating on
the global standard GSM technology platform. For more information, please
visit fido.ca.

    NOTE TO EDITORS: Demo handsets are available upon request.