October 08, 2008 at 09:30 AM EDT
Nuance Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Nokia, Spanning Advanced Input Technologies and Open Development Framework
Partnership to Focus on Open Integration Framework to Develop Broad Partner Ecosystem Across Speech, Predictive Text and Mobile Interface Innovations

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech and predictive text solutions, and Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the world leader in mobility, together announce a comprehensive multi-year agreement to deliver innovative mobile speech and predictive text capabilities across a broad range of Nokia mobile devices worldwide. The agreement also establishes a strategic collaboration to advance an open integration framework for advanced input technologies that will foster innovation in the broader mobile developer ecosystem.

Nokia will leverage Nuances mobile input solutions to provide users with a new class of intuitive mobile user interface enabling improved access to the many mobile applications and services that drive productivity, convenience, safety, and consumer experience. Further, Nuance and Nokia will collaborate on open protocols to which development partners can leverage and extend a rich set of advanced multi-modal features, applications and consumer experiences on Nokia devices. Through a series of open programming interfaces, language models and development tools, those partners will have access to a vibrant and dynamic environment where mobile innovation around advanced multi-modal consumer interactions can flourish.

As a mobile industry pioneer, were continually bringing the best devices to market that not only capture our focus regarding design and leading edge technology, but that also meet the consumers need for innovative, easy-to-use solutions, said Lee Williams, Senior Vice President, Nokia. By working closely with Nuance on leveraging their broad portfolio of mobile input solutions and to open up a framework for industry collaboration, were not only able to take advantage of their predictive text and speech software solutions, but also help in the creation of a vibrant ecosystem one wherein the mobile applications and services of tomorrow can develop and flourish at a faster rate than otherwise possible.

The agreement with Nokia demonstrates the impact of our mobile and predictive text capabilities, and supports our broader vision of an Open Interface Framework that brings the mobile industry together in developing innovative, next-generation mobile solutions, said Steve Chambers, President of the Mobile and Consumer Services division at Nuance. Nuance and Nokia are working together to enhance the overall mobile user experience, offering consumers a simple, safe and convenient way to interact with mobile phones. By tapping into our wide portfolio of mobile text and speech text technology, Nokia can make it easier than ever for users to control mobile devices and access advanced mobile applications, services and content.

About Nuance Mobile

Nuance Mobile Solutions are a combination of innovative products and services that use intelligent touch, speech and search interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people use mobile devices, applications and services. Nuance Mobile Solutions make it easier to control mobile devices, automate customer services, and to access and discover even the most advanced mobile applications and content regardless of technical know-how, location, environment or physical and literacy capabilities.

Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications, and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share, and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuances proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

Nuance and the Nuance logo are trademarks, registered trademarks or brands of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and other countries. All other companies or product names are the property of the respective owners.

The statements in this press release, relating to future plans or future events or services, are forward-looking statements which are subject to specific risks and uncertainties. These could involve particular market trends, competition factors and other risks described in the documents submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual results, events and services may vary significantly from the forecasts. The reader is warned not to rely on these forward-looking statements without reservation, since these are simply reflections of the current situation.

Contacts:

North America
Nuance Communications
Rebecca Paquette, 781-565-5000
rebecca.paquette@nuance.com
or
GRC for Nuance Communications
Amy Hunter or Valerie Christopherson, 949-608-0276
nuancemobile@globalresultspr.com
or
International
Nuance Communications International
Vanessa Richter, +32-9-239 80 31
vanessa.richter@nuance.com
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