12/3/2002 - Symbian, creator of Symbian OS, the open, industry standard operating system for advanced mobile phones, announces that ARM, HP, Motorola SPS, RealNetworks, and Texas Instruments have joined its Platinum Partner Program. They and more than 80 other Platinum Partners meet today at the Symbian Partner Event (SPE) in London to discuss the rapidly expanding commercial opportunities and advanced technical developments around Symbian OS.
"These partnerships are a terrific endorsement of Symbian, and a great indication of growing market impetus behind Symbian OS," said David Levin, CEO of Symbian. "Our partners are taking advantage of the huge commercial opportunity that participating in the Symbian ecosystem offers. With 20 Symbian OS products currently in development, Symbian and its partners are driving the creation of a mass market for Symbian OS phones."
The SPE is designed to bring together Symbian partners from across the mobile industry - technology innovators, content & service providers and network operators - to communicate the latest advances in Symbian technology and to foster commercial contacts and business opportunities for Symbian Partners.
Attendees will see the latest technology, applications and services for Symbian OS phones exhibited by more than 35 Platinum Partners and hear from Nokia, Siemens and Sony Ericsson as well as from Sendo Ltd who have recently announced their intention to become a Symbian OS licensee. Partners will meet with Symbian OS licensees and network operators to discuss and identify the most compelling technology and commercial developments in the mobile industry.
About the Symbian Partner Event
Symbian partners with the top technology innovators and services providers from across the mobile value chain. The Symbian Partner Events, held twice annually, are held exclusively for Symbian Platinum Partners. The aim is to communicate updates on strategic and core technology advances of Symbian OS and offer an open forum for networking and commercial opportunities for thought leaders of the Symbian OS ecosystem including partners, licensees, network operators and content providers.
Symbian Partner Program contact : Jo Ryall, Partner Relations Manager, +44 20 7563 2191, firstname.lastname@example.org
Exposium03: On April 29-30 2003, Symbian is hosting Exposium03, an open mobile phone industry exhibition and developer conference that brings together contributors to the Symbian OS ecosystem participating in the institution of industry standards, through hardware architecture, Symbian OS technology, UI design, value-add applications, services, content and retail chains. Attendees build a custom agenda, choosing from keynote addresses, development and technical sessions, training and exhibits. Exposium03 will be held at the London's ExCel Centre.
Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the industry standard operating system for data-enabled mobile phones. Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to the world's top handset manufacturers including Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. In total, Symbian OS licensees account for more than 80% of worldwide mobile phone sales.
Symbian's mission is to create a mass market for Symbian OS mobile phones by enabling Symbian OS licensees to build winning products. Publicly announced Symbian OS phones include the Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 7650, 3650 and N-Gage. Currently, there are 20 Symbian OS phones under development (December 02).
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