Nokia, the world leader in mobile communications, has become the Official Multimedia Mobile Device Sponsor of The European Tour in an initial two-year agreement which will feature the most technologically advanced multimedia computers in the Nokia Nseries range.

The first sponsorship venture between Nokia and The European Tour will see demonstrations of the Nokia Nseries – in particular the Nokia N93, Nokia N80 and Nokia N73 devices – at five tournaments on The 2006 European Tour International Schedule.  With the Nokia N93 you can capture and record a golf swing with 30 frames per second in DVD-like quality.

The five events – the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters, The KLM Open, the BMW International Open, the HSBC World Match Play Championship and the Volvo Masters – will act as a platform to showcase how Nokia Nseries can complement the golf game of professionals and amateurs alike.

The Nokia N93 can capture the golf swing in high resolution, allowing for vectors to be added to split screens in order to compare two golf swings. Nokia will also present the mobile section of http://www.europeantour.com/ as well as its re-designed mobile WAP site at mobile.europeantour.com

Mads Winblad, Vice President, Multimedia Sales and Channel Management, EMEA, Nokia, said: “The European Tour is the ideal platform for our Nokia Nseries. The Tour offers a high calibre environment for demonstrating the versatility and complexity of Nokia multimedia computers. This collaboration underscores our goal of linking the Nokia Nseries even more closely to the world of golf.”

Mark Lichtenhein, Director of IT and New Media for The European Tour, said: “With Nokia and its new Nseries devices, the Tour has entered into a new collaboration that combines the innovation and progress made in the technological and golfing fields. Together with Nokia we have a fantastic opportunity to develop the mobile dimension of europeantour.com and enhance the fan experience of The European Tour.”

For further information, please contact:
European Tour Communications Division
Tel: +44 (0) 1344 840400
Fax: +44 (0) 1344 840444
Email: mailtmedia@europeantour.com

Nokia
Communications
Tel. +358 7180 34900
Email: mailtpress.office@nokia.com

About Nokia Nseries

Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers 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.