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January 13, 2010

Nokia highlights from CES 2010

ovi-maps-racing-2LAS VEGAS, USA – Last week we landed in the heart the Mojave Desert, one of the hottest and driest places on earth, for the International CES 2010 show. Yet despite our sandy surroundings, the innovation-fuelled event, bore some juicy Nokia-flavoured fruit. Click through to catch our highlights from the show.

There were a bunch of interesting Nokia developments to emerge while we attended the first International CES show of the decade. Here are our top picks from the event.

OPK-keynote-CES-2010$1m Growth Economy Venture Challenge
During OPK’s keynote speech last Friday he unveiled an exciting new strand for this year’s Calling All Innovators challenge, offering a $1m prize to an organization presenting the best idea for a product or solution to help improve the lives of people in growth economy countries where the average daily income is less than US$5 a day.
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ovi-maps-racing-5Ovi Maps Racing speeding soon to Ovi Store
Generating a lot of interest here on Conversations, with re-Tweets galore, was news of Nokia’s first location-based racing game coming to the Ovi Store. The top-down racer uses GPS in your device, enabling you to race on customised tracks based on wherever you are on the planet.
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Family-Story-Play-4Nokia Research Center – Family Story Play concept with Sesame Street
We were excited to see one of NRC’s latest concepts in the flesh – a collaboration project between Nokia’s research arm and the folk at Sesame Workshop. An intriguing and adventurous little project, it investigates how to bridge the gap between grandparents and grandchildren through remote shared reading activities, supported by well-loved Sesame Street character, Elmo, to equally help promote early literacy in and engaging and innovative way.
See photos of the concept prototype here

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