11/3/2003 - Trolltech, a leader in multiplatform development frameworks, announced that Motorola, a global leader in integrated communications and embedded electronics solutions, has chosen Trolltech's application development framework, Qt/Embedded, for the new Linux OS-based A760 smartphone. By selecting Qt/Embedded, the de-facto standard for embedded Linux GUI development, Motorola is provided with a robust platform on which to create a stunning suite of applications for the A760.
The Motorola A760 combines features of a mobile phone with the capabilities of a digital camera, video player, MP3 player, speakerphone, advanced messaging, instant Internet access and Bluetooth wireless technology. Because Qt/Embedded is a modular platform, it allows for customized solutions with very little effort. The A760 is the first handset from Motorola to demonstrate the company's commitment to making the Linux operating system a cornerstone of its software strategy for mobile devices.
Additionally, Motorolas choice of Qt/Embedded for the A760 opens the way to a vibrant 3rd party developer community. There are already thousands of existing mobile applications created for Trolltechs platform, all of which can be ported to the A760.
"Motorola's commitment underscores Linux as a viable operating system for mobile phones," said Mike Sudol, Vice President and General Manager for Motorola’s GSM Products in Asia Pacific. "We believe that this platform creates a compelling, open alternative for smart mobile phones and the combination of Linux and Trolltech's technology provides a flexible and customizable operating environment. This allows us to rapidly provide feature-rich, distinctive smart phones which meet the needs of our customers and consumers."
"Our cooperation with Motorola sets an example of how a world class leader can use our technology to provide flexible alternatives for their customers," said Haavard Nord, CEO and co-founder of Trolltech. "Motorola is at the forefront of smartphone technology and we are excited to be a part of this development."
"We are also excited for the Linux community," said Eirik Chambe-Eng, President and co-founder of Trolltech. "As the world's premier producer of embedded electronic solutions, Motorola's choice strengthens Trolltech's solutions based on embedded Linux as a serious alternative to Windows Mobile and Symbian in the quest for smartphones."
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in wireless, automotive and broadband communications. Sales in 2002 were $27.3 billion. Motorola is a global corporate citizen dedicated to ethical business practices and pioneering important innovations that make things smarter and life better, honored traditions that began when the company was founded 75 years ago. For more information: http://www.motorola.com
About Qt and Qt/Embedded
Qt is a multi-platform, object-oriented, easily extensible C++ application framework. Trolltech's flagship product, Qt is well known in the open source world, and is a de facto standard on Linux. The full Trolltech product line includes Qtopia; Qt/Windows; Qt/Mac; Qt/X11; Qt/Embedded; Qt Designer, a rapid application development tool; and Qt Linguist, an internationalization tool.
Trolltech(R) is a software company with two flagship products: Qt(R) and Qtopia(R). 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 line of Zaurus PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at http://www.trolltech.com.
Trolltech, the Qt logo, Qt, and Qtopia are registered trademarks in Norway and worldwide. Motorola is a registered trademark of Motorola, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in several countries.
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