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Nokia create new line of wearable products


October 3, 2003

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Nokia have created a new product group with the announcement of an "Imagewear" line - wearable devices designed for carrying and displaying digital images - to be released in early 2004. The first products to be unveiled are the Nokia Medallion I & II and the Nokia Kaleidoscope I, all of which can be worn around the neck (or alternatively on the wrist in the case of the Medallion II) and feature infrared transfer of images from computer or mobile phone.

The Nokia Medallion I stores up to eight still images within a steel frame and a backlit timepiece is revealed at the touch of a button. Its sibling, the Medallion II, provides the same functionality in a more industrial design.

The smallest of the new wearables, the Nokia Kaleidoscope I, can also be loaded with images via infrared and is expandable via a memory card slot.

Nokia expect these products to be available in Europe, US and selected markets in Asia Pacific with shipments planned to begin during the first quarter of 2004.

Stay tuned to www.Gizmo.com.au for further pricing and availability details.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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