For the fan on the go: Nokia and DasÖrtliche bring Mobile Search to Germany

Mobile Search will lead you to your goal during the football championships

(PresseBox) ( Espoo, Finland, )
Nokia today announced a cooperation with DasÖrtliche to bring Mobile Search to Germany. Football fans and other Nokia users will now be able to avail of Mobile Search, a free software solution for high-performing Nokia Nseries multimedia computers and other compatible Nokia devices based on the S60 platform. Mobile Search provides people with an easy, fast and direct way to find what they want, when they want it. The Mobile Search application fast-tracks the user directly to the desired contact number. Users of this online search tool will have access to decisive local search capabilities from their compatible Nokia mobile devices, including the Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N80, Nokia N90, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 7610, Nokia 6260 and Nokia 3230. With their cooperation in Germany, Mobile Search will now be at the fingertips of millions of football fans during the football championship.

"We are committed to having Internet services, like Mobile Search, available to people without the hassle of being connected to a PC," said Ralph Eric Kunz, vice President, Multimedia Experiences, at Nokia. "Launching Mobile Search in Germany at the beginning of the football championships gives football fans and anyone else in the region access to local information. Whether they are searching for the hotel next to their preferred team or the next bar to celebrate a victory, now they can find it with few clicks on the go," he said.

"We are happy to cooperate with Nokia, the world's leading manufacturer of mobile devices", said Karsten Marquardsen, Managing Director of DasÖrtliche Marketing. "Our collaboration wit h Nokia will allow a vast number of Nokia users to reach leading local directory information in Germany."

Once Mobile Search has found the required destination, this clever application can direct the user to the right location with the aid of a digital map with dynamic panning and zooming, where maps are available.

Mobile Search is expected to be available in the standard sales packs of Nokia N73, Nokia N93, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6680 and Nokia 6681, and in select markets in the standard sales packs of Nokia N70 and N71. It is also offered as a free download for additional Nokia S60 devices from www.nokia.com/mobilesearch.

Mobile search enables football fans to make more out of the championships by searching for anything, from the local gift store to the tourist center. The search results reveal the relevant cont act data, and with the push of a button, the user can call that pizza place directly, or choose to save it straight to Contacts. Once the desired search has been located, the integrated mapping solution can show the user how to get there, where maps are available. Share the find by sending the map as a MMS to a friend.

Mobile Search tracks the travels of the user, and automatically offers to change to available local search engines in new locations. The setting can also be changed manually, which would allow dinner reservations for a Parisian restaurant to be made from London, for example.

About DasÖrtliche
DasÖrtliche is the leading local directory in Germany. Over 90% of the German citizens know DasÖrtliche, over 80% use DasÖrtliche at least one time a year. It is edited by about 100 local publishers in cooperat ion with Deutsche Telekom Medien. They publish 1047 editions with a volume of more than 34 million books. In addition to the books there are also existing internet and mobile editions of DasÖrtliche. www.dasoertliche.de
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