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February 11, 2005 07:34 ET

Nokia Signs Licensing Agreement With Macromedia; Series 60 Becomes a Reference Mobile Platform for Macromedia Flash Technology


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FEBRUARY 11, 2005 - 07:34 ET

Nokia Signs Licensing Agreement With Macromedia;
Series 60 Becomes a Reference Mobile Platform for
Macromedia Flash Technology

SAN FRANCISCO and ESPOO, Finland--(CCNMatthews - Feb 11, 2005) -

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Macromedia (Nasdaq:MACR) today announced a
licensing agreement that will integrate Macromedia® Flash®
technology into Series 60 Platform. Series 60 becomes a reference
platform for Macromedia's mobile Flash technology, and Macromedia will
implement new versions of its mobile Flash technology on Series 60.
Nokia has also agreed to support Flash in its other software platforms.

The agreement will provide opportunities for the 1.8 million registered
developers in Forum Nokia and the more than one million Macromedia Flash
developers to create new compelling Flash content and applications for
mobile phones to be deployed through operators worldwide. This will
enable operators to quickly and cost-efficiently build rich, innovative
services for their subscribers using Series 60-based devices.

"Nokia has clearly established itself as a world leader in mobile
communications and we are pleased to be working closely with them to
accelerate the evolution of the mobile user experience," said Al
Ramadan, executive vice president and general manager, mobile and
devices, Macromedia. "We look forward to bringing together the
significant developer communities of both companies to deliver a new
generation of digital experiences to an even broader section of the
mobile ecosystem."

"We are pleased that Macromedia Flash technology will be embedded into
the Series 60 Platform to enhance Series 60 licensees' competitiveness.
This co-operation will also address the requirements of the operators
who have developed solutions using Flash. The availability of rich Flash
content and applications will help drive the adoption of smartphones and
increase the operator ARPU," said Antti Vasara, vice president, Nokia
Mobile Software Sales and Marketing. "We also welcome all Flash
developers and designers to build new compelling applications on Series
60 and to create cutting-edge mobile content."

As part of the collaboration, Macromedia and Nokia will also provide
integrated mobile development tool sets that will enable developers to
more rapidly and efficiently create compelling Flash content for mobile
devices, while leveraging their existing expertise and brand assets. In
addition, the companies will also collaborate on technical documentation
and other technical support areas.

The Series 60 Platform, built on the Symbian OS, is the world's leading
smartphone platform, with millions of devices in the market ready for
the deployment of quality mobile applications. It is licensed by some of
the foremost mobile phones manufacturers including Lenovo, LG
Electronics, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sendo, and Siemens. The
flexibility of Series 60 Platform allows for various hardware designs
and software configurations. This is demonstrated through the multitude
of Series 60-based phones currently available. Through its award-winning
user interface, extensive support for new mobile services, and the
innovation potential for partner solutions, Series 60 Platform provides
an open and scalable business opportunity to mobile operators and
third-party developers. More information on Series 60 is available at
www.series60.com.

Macromedia Flash is the most pervasive multimedia standard in the
digital world. Macromedia provides authoring tools, servers, and a
consistent player, used by millions of worldwide developers to create
the most compelling content for digital devices of all kinds. For more
information on Flash for mobile, visit www.macromedia.com/mobile.

About Macromedia

Experience matters. Macromedia is motivated by the belief that great
experiences build great businesses. Our software empowers millions of
business users, developers, and designers to create and deliver
effective, compelling, and memorable experiences -- on the Internet, on
fixed media, on wireless, and on digital devices.

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.
www.nokia.com.

Copyright 2005 Macromedia, Inc. All rights reserved. Macromedia, the
Macromedia logo, and Macromedia Flash are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Macromedia, Inc., which may be registered in the United
States and internationally. Other product or service names mentioned
herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Macromedia
    Melissa Sheridan, 415-252-2246
    email: msheridan@macromedia.com
    or
    Nokia Technology Communications, +358 7180 36376
    or
    Nokia Americas, Communications, 914-368-0423