Nokia and FIBA Create Mobile Services for Global Basketball

Nokia and
the International Basketball Federation, FIBA, announced their cooperation to create
mobile services for FIBA, FIBA Europe, and for some of the most important
basketball championship events in 2007. The new mobile FIBA service will
provide basketball enthusiasts with the opportunity to catch up on the latest
scores, news, schedules, and interviews when and where they want.

The FIBA
mobile service will be accessible through any mobile device that can access the
internet. Offering a comprehensive and user friendly mobile video experience,
the FIBA mobile content will also be accessible through

Nokia
Video

Center, currently
available on Nokia N95.

“We
are delighted to partner up with the world leader not just in mobile device
hardware, but also the leader in developing the opportunities that mobile
technology offers,” said FIBA Commercial Director Matthew Osmon. “We
are particularly amazed by the video quality the new Nokia devices offer. The
Nokia N93i is an ideal tool for our basketball reporters to, for instance,
record video interviews with players and coaches.”

“We
are very excited to work with FIBA to enable the global basketball community to
stay up to date through the new mobile FIBA services,” said Harri Mannisto,
Director, Multimedia, Nokia. “Nokia is about connecting people to their
passions and by providing new mobile services, basketball lovers can always
stay up to speed with the latest developments in their community.”

Nokia
Nseries multimedia computers will play a special role in the coverage of
basketball at http://www.fiba.com. As part of the agreement, Nokia will provide
FIBA reporters around the world with Nokia N93i multimedia computers to record
high quality video, photo and audio content that will be made available on the
FIBA mobile websites.

Nokia will
be present at many of the FIBA events in 2007. Amongst the next championship
events are the Olympic Qualifiers EuroBasket in
Spain
in September 2007, the FIBA Americas championship in
Las
Vegas in August 2007 and the FIBA U19 World Championship in

Novi Sad in July 2007.