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3GSM Nokia said business use of mobile phones and internet access still has a long way to go as it unwrapped a slew of high-end business phones today at 3GSM.

Senior veep and general manager mobile devices Antti Vasara told several hundred assembled hacks that although three billion phones were now in use, corporate usage was still low. By 2008 80 per cent of phones will be email ready, but take-up of the technology is still in single percentage points.

New devices from Nokia include the E90 Communicator - a revamped and slimmer version of its iconic Communicator. The Communicator will be available globally in the third quarter and will cost €750 to €800 unsubsidised.

Vasar also announced the E61i and the E65 slider phone. The E65 will be widely available from the first quarter of 2007 and will cost €400 without subsidy. The E61i will ship in the second quarter for the same price.

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Nokia has also upgraded its business applications. Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0 will support over 100 devices on various platforms. Nokia claims 1.2 million email licenses and 750 resellers.

In other news, Nokia announced an agreement with Telecom Italia to collaborate on S60 software development.

Asked in a question and answer session what he thought of Apple's imminent arrival in the mobile phone market, CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said he thought it was evidence of the move towards converged devices.

He said most of the proposed features of Apple's iPhone were already available on Nokia handsets. "The challenge for Apple is to turn mindshare into market share." ®

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