Mission 31 - Powered by Nokia Lumia

Mission 31 - Powered by Nokia Lumia

Nokia announces lead sponsorship of record breaking underwater adventure:
Mission 31 - Powered by Nokia Lumia

ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at Social Media Week
(SMW), Nokia announces their partnership as the lead sponsor of Mission 31; a
ground-breaking new ocean exploration. The mission is led by Fabien Cousteau,
grandson to legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and intends to push the
limits of human and technological boundaries. Fabien will lead a team of
aquanauts on a record-breaking attempt to live and work underwater for an
incredible 31 days at a depth of 20 meters below sea level.

The exploration honours the 50th anniversary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau's
Conshelf II expedition which saw men live and work underwater for extended
periods of time. Uniquely today, Mission 31 will be able to extend beyond the
aquanauts, as Nokia's innovative Lumia technology and social media channels
will allow everyone to experience the 31 day adventure in real time. As the
exclusive technology sponsor for Mission 31, Nokia Lumia mobile devices will
support all aspects of life inside and outside Aquarius, the underwater home.
The mobile devices are packed with integrated features to allow the aquanauts
to work seamlessly in extreme environments and stay connected to life on the
surface.

The advanced Lumia functionality will be an integral support for the mission
whether it's to capture high quality images using the amazing 41megapixel
camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020, with underwater camera housing or to document
scientific achievements during a dive via Microsoft Office on the Nokia Lumia
2520. Additionally, the aquanauts will also be able to stay connected to
social channels through the Nokia Lumia 1520 to ensure that every aspect of
the innovative exploration can be captured and shared.

Tuula Rytilä, Nokia CMO, "Pushing the limits is part of Nokia's DNA, whether
it's breaking technological boundaries or developing functionality that
empowers you to do more with life on-the-go. Our intuitive Lumia devices give
you the freedom to do more, combine this with the passion we share with Fabien
and his amazing team for continuous discovery and Mission 31- Powered by Nokia
Lumia is set to have all the components for a record breaking adventure that
everyone can connect with." 

Mission 31 is due to splash down on May 2014 located 9 miles off the coast of
Key Largo, Florida. The project will be powered by Nokia Lumia enabling you to
join in and follow this ground-breaking adventure online throughout the 31
days.

For more information on Mission31 visit http://mission-31.com/

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become
an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than
1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access
information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's
technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most
recognized in the world. For more information, visit
http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.

Media Enquiries:

Nokia
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Email: press.services@nokia.com

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