Nokia today announced that the Nokia Software Updater application is now available from selected Nokia local support web pages as well as http://www.nokia.com/softwareupdate. After a successful trial run last year, Nokia is expanding the program to enable people to update their own mobile device software without having to visit a service point. So far, over three quarters of a million people have updated their Nokia device using Nokia Software Updater.
"As mobile devices become more intelligent, software updates make it possible for us to provide a better experience for people by adding and updating functions," said Jarkko Sakki, Director, Multimedia Customer Care, Nokia. "For example, the recent software update for the Nokia N80 added support for internet calls. The Nokia Software Updater can make it fast and easy for people to get the latest software for their compatible Nokia device. As mobile devices become more like computers in terms of performance, it's a natural step for us to offer internet based software updates so that people can have the best available capabilities in their Nokia device."
Nokia Software Updater is a free application that enables people to update the device software on compatible Nokia devices, including some of the world's best selling 3G devices such as the Nokia N70, Nokia N73 and Nokia E61. Initially available only in English, the Nokia Software Updater is now available in almost 40 different langugages. The link to Nokia Software Updater is also available in the most recent versions of Nokia PC Suite software.
Once the application is installed on a compatible computer, users can connect their compatible Nokia device via a USB cable and Nokia Software Updater automatically detects the device type, and whether any required software updates are needed and it then guides users through the updating process.