Owners of compatible Nokia Wi-Fi enabled devices — including selected S60-based smartphones and Linux-based Internet Tablets — can download and install Boingo Mobile, which enables roaming access to the world’s largest network of public hotspots. The Boingo software identifies Boingo-enabled hotspots and automatically authenticates users with their Boingo account.
“Millions of Nokia customers worldwide can use Boingo Mobile to effortlessly connect to Boingo’s hotspot network, allowing them to enjoy bandwidth-intensive applications at blazing-fast speeds,” said Dave Hagan, Boingo president and CEO. “Boingo Mobile simplifies the connection process and eliminates the cumbersome task of navigating public Wi-Fi walled gardens.”
“This agreement reinforces Nokia’s commitment to become an Internet driven experiences company – offering not only great devices but also exciting services around them,” said Nigel Rundstrom, vice-president, Nokia Multimedia. With the introduction of Boingo Mobile software and service on selected Nokia S60 devices and Nokia Linux-based Internet Tablets, consumers now have an affordable, unified Wi-Fi roaming experience across the globe that is extremely easy to use.”
Today’s announcement is the result of the collaboration between Boingo and Nokia, the world’s leader in mobile handsets. The availability of Boingo Mobile on selected Nokia Wi-Fi enabled devices represents the successful realization of a mutual vision to deliver a robust multimedia experience on mass market mobile devices.
Availability & Pricing
Beginning today, Boingo Mobile is available as a downloadable application via Nokia Download! on the Nokia N95, N80, N80 Internet Edition multimedia smartphones, and at http://mobile.boingo.com/nokia/ for selected Wi-Fi enabled Nokia S60-based devices.
At the beginning of November, Boingo Mobile will be accessible via Nokia Download! on additional selected Nseries smartphones as well as Eseries smartphones; via the Tableteer site on Nokia N800 and N810 tablets; and via Boingo’s website at http://mobile.boingo.com/nokia/.
Boingo Mobile subscribers pay a monthly flat rate (USD 7.95/EUR 5.95/GBP 3.95) for unlimited high-speed Internet access at thousands of hotspots worldwide, including airports, hotels, restaurants, cafés, and convention centers. For a limited time, customers who sign up for service will receive the first month free.
About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia computers that deliver unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, on the go at any time. www.nseries.com
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. is the global market leader in Wi-Fi aggregation. Boingo makes it easy for consumers to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide — including airports, hotels, cafes and metropolitan hot zones — with a single account. Through its Concourse Communications Group, LLC subsidiary, Boingo operates wired and wireless networks at 20 of the top 100 North American airports. More information about Boingo and Concourse is available at www.boingo.com and www.concoursecommunications.com
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