The Nokia 3650 is the first product to give the Series 60 platform global availability by operating wherever there are GSM 900/1800/1900 GPRS networks available throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.
The Nokia 3650 is the next must-have device that defines what an imaging phone must do," said Jouko Hayrynen, Vice President, Forum Nokia, Nokia's global developer program. "It will captivate the consumer market and introduce mobile messaging to new consumers young and old. For all of us, our first mobile phone completely changed how we communicate. This phone, we feel, will reshape the market in the very same way."
The Series 60 is a software platform designed for smart phones characterized by color screens, rich communications and enhanced applications. The software platform consists of key telephony and personal information management applications, browser, messaging clients and a complete and modifiable user interface
The Series 60 platform is optimized to run on top Symbian OS. Nokia licenses the Series 60 to other mobile handset vendors who will be able to integrate the software platform into their own application-driven phone designs. Thus far, Matsushita, Siemens and Samsung have licensed Series 60. This presents developers with a compelling opportunity to create a new wave of applications and services for global deployment on handsets from multiple manufacturers.
Developers can use the Series 60 software developer kit (SDK) to develop applications for the global Nokia 3650 market. The Series 60 SDK includes the libraries and APIs needed to create content for Java, C++, Browsing (XHTML) and MMS. Information and assistance is available through Nokia's global developer program, Forum Nokia (www.Forum.Nokia.com), which connects developers to tools, information and support. Forum Nokia also offers global and regional application sales channels that reach operators and enterprises (Nokia Tradepoint, www.tradepoint.nokia.com ), as well as consumers (Nokia Software Market, www.softwaremarket.nokia.com).