Trolltech Rolls Out Linux-based Application Platform for Phones

11/3/2003 - Trolltech®, a leader in multiplatform development frameworks, introduced Qtopia® Phone Edition (Qtopia Phone), a Linux®-based application platform for phones.

The combination of Qtopia Phone and embedded Linux creates a robust operating environment with the flexibility to support phones with limited capacity, feature phones and high-end enterprise smartphones. Qtopia Phone provides all the base Qtopia applications, plus a user interface designed specifically for mobile phones.

The Trolltech Qtopia Phone Edition comes with two types of user interaction; either by a phone’s keypad or touch screen. Qtopia Phone will include all the standard Qtopia applications, customized to fit into a phone user interface, plus a ‘Home’ launcher that presents time critical data such as missed calls, messages received, and calendar events.

Key features of the Trolltech Qtopia Phone Edition include:

"Qtopia Phone Edition is the first solution in the market to offer a completely extendable platform for Linux-based mobile computing devices," said Haavard Nord, Trolltech CEO. "Qtopia Phone provides unprecedented functionality as an out-of-box solution and can be easily extended and customized. This advancement in the feature and smart phone arena keeps us on the leading edge of innovation to provide our customers with the best-of-breed tools."

Qtopia Phone Edition will be released in Q1, 2004.

About Qtopia® Phone edition
Trolltech's embedded Linux phone edition is a customized version of Qtopia designed to work in a memory-constrained mobile phone. With a modifiable user interface and low memory usage, phone manufacturers can create a stunning GUI that enables them to stand out from the crowd. Qtopia Phone is available in two versions: Keypad-driven and Stylus-driven.

About Trolltech
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

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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