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Nokia Blends Viewing Technology with New Mobile Phone

A week after launching the latest version of its popular OutsideIn® viewing technology, IntraNet Solutions Inc. inked a deal with Nokia Corp. in which the mobile technology purveyor will embed the technology into one its newest mobile phones.

Financial terms were not made public.

Finnish Nokia, which has labored with IntraNet Solutions for more than a year to create mobile intranet interoperability, will add Outside In to the new Nokia 9210 Communicator in the form of Nokia File Viewer. Announced at a conference in Prague last week, Nokia 9210 Communicator is a GSM 900/1800 mobile phone with an integrated full keyboard, Internet connectivity, color display and new personalization features.

This viewing technology, recently released for the Symbian software platform for next-generation smart phones and communicators, gives users the ability to view more than 75 file formats created in standard business applications on their mobile phones, without access to the native application.

This means users may easily view e-mail attachments and other business content, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, graphics and zipped files, on their mobile phones.

Robert Olson, chief executive officer of IntraNet Solutions, said landing the deal with such as strong mobile player as Nokia is good indication as to what regard Outside In is held in.

"We believe that our mobile solutions are becoming a standard in the industry, and we are committed to continually enhancing our technology to meet the growing needs of the wireless marketplace."

Though the company is better known for its Xpedio Content Management system, IntraNet Solutions' Outside In Viewer Technology is licensed by more than 200 firms, including Hummingbird, FileNET and Lucent Technologies.