1/27/2003 - An innovative mobile device running Trolltech's Qtopia application environment just won a Best of Show award at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest tradeshow for consumer electronics, in Las Vegas.
The device, Sharp's Zaurus SL-C700, received the coveted Best of Show award in the PDA, Handheld, Mobile Wireless category. The Zaurus SL-5500 – Sharp's first Linux and Qtopia-based PDA - was one of three finalists in the same category for the 2002 Best of CES awards.
The award winning SL-C700 is the latest in the line of a growing number of mobile handheld devices shipping with Qtopia, a mobile computing environment that offers unrivalled flexibility and the power of desktop computing on mobile embedded devices. Qtopia consists of an embedded application environment and a comprehensive suite of mobile applications (PIM tools, multimedia applications, games and document handling).
"Congratulations to Sharp for this award," said Eirik Eng, Trolltech president. "This award demonstrates the power of Qtopia in the hottest embedded market on earth."
Other finalists were Wildseed Ltd. with their Smart Skin Intelligent Faceplates for wireless phones and Garmin with iQue, a GPS-enabled PDA.
Qtopia is a Linux-based application environment designed to make mobile computing simple, powerful, intuitive, and flexible. A complete environment, Qtopia's intuitive and customizable user interface provides near-desktop power on mobile embedded devices.
Trolltech is a software company with two flagship products: Qt and Qtopia. Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run—natively—on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's new Zaurus SL5500 and SL-A300 PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Santa Clara, California. More about Trolltech can be found at www.trolltech.com.
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