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Nokia Developer Summit features latest in mobile application development and distribution through Ovi Store

Two-day summit will explore global application distribution through Nokia channels, web runtime and browser optimization, plus cross-platform development using latest Nokia technologies

(PresseBox) (Espoo, ) Nokia today announced the 2009 Nokia Developer Summit to be held in Monte Carlo, Monaco from April 28-29, 2009. Tero Ojanperä, Executive Vice President, Nokia Services, will deliver the opening keynote, addressing leading software developers, network operators and content partners about Nokia business and development opportunities.

Registration is now open at www.developersummit2009.com. Attendees from around the world will learn, share and explore the latest in application and content development, integration and distribution opportunities for Nokia devices and services.

At the event, Ojanperä will deliver "Developing for the Era of Social Location," affirming the exciting possibilities available to software developers interested in the convergence of social networking, physical location and mobility using Nokia platforms.

Additional keynote speakers include Lee Williams, Executive Director of the Symbian Foundation, who will address the "Evolution of Open Mobile Platforms"; and Michael Halbherr, Vice President of Nokia Location Based Services, who will discuss "Unleashing Innovation for the World with Maps."

The latest Nokia Developer Summit agenda includes experts from the world of mobile technology and is available at www.developersummit2009.com/agenda.

Attendees at the Nokia Developer Summit will receive the latest updates about publishing to the Ovi Store through www.publish.ovi.com, a self-service publishing tool that provides developers with an easy way to distribute and monetize their applications and content to millions of consumers using Nokia devices.

"The 2009 Nokia Developer Summit will gather developers from around the world to learn about the latest technologies and business opportunities that only Nokia can offer," said Rob Taylor, Head of Forum Nokia. "The Summit brings developers, global network operators, business partners and Nokia experts together in a truly collaborative learning environment that explores how Nokia can help developers improve their business and tap into the growth in mobile application development opportunities worldwide."

In addition, software developers attending the 2009 Nokia Developer Summit will learn about:

- Advanced technical information about Nokia technologies and development platforms, including Ovi, Flash Lite, Web Runtime, Qt, maemo and Nokia touch-screen interfaces;
- Partnership opportunities with Nokia, as well as funding opportunities for developers through Nokia's venture capital arm, Nokia Growth Partners; and
- Marketing and promotional opportunites through Forum Nokia plus revenue sharing and pricing strategies for Ovi Store.

Developer attendees can also schedule one-on-one meetings at the Summit with Nokia technology and business experts to answer open questions. In addtion, attendees can participate in special hands-on lab exercises in the latest mobile technologies and platforms that promise to substantially broaden the software development and business horizons of mobile developers who attend the event.

On Day Two of the Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to watch an elite group of developers selected by Forum Nokia, as they go face-to-face in a 24-hour "Hackathon" competition to complete Web Runtime widgets for the home screen of the new Nokia N97. The ideas for the "Hackathon" build upon the best widget ideas selected from more than 1,000 concepts submitted by consumers around the world for the Nokia N97 Widget Design Competition. The winning widgets created during the "Hackathon" will be distributed through the Ovi Store. Additional details about this contest are available at http://2009.nseries.com.

For more information and to register in advance for the 2009 Nokia Developer Summit, visit: www.developersummit2009.com.

Forum Nokia

Nokia's global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, India, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at www.forum.nokia.com.

About Nokia GmbH

Nokia is the world's number one manufacturer of mobile devices by market share and a leader in the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of devices for all major consumer segments and offer Internet services that enable people to experience music, maps, media, messaging and games. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

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