Symbian OS to be Used in Mitsubishi Advanced Mobile Phones

3/18/2003 - Mitsubishi Electric Corp, the Japanese mobile phone manufacturer, has signed a development licence agreement for Mitsubishi to use Symbian OS in its future range of advanced mobile phones.

Mitsubishi has developed its first concept model based on Symbian OS which is currently being displayed at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. The Mitsubishi device uses Symbian OS v7.0 as the platform technology for a mobile phone which features a QVGA LCD screen, with a high resolution, mega-pixel camcorder / camera and wireless LAN connectivity with Memory Stick Duo storage capability.

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David Levin, CEO, Symbian Ltd, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Mitsubishi as a Symbian OS licensee. We are delighted that Symbian OS has already enabled Mitsubishi to create their highly innovative concept model. We look forward to working with Mitsubishi to extend even further the choice of Symbian OS products available to customers worldwide."

About Symbian
Symbian is a software licensing company, owned by Ericsson, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Psion, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.

Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9210 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 3650 and N-Gage.

Symbian has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom with development sites in Europe and Asia. For further information about Symbian, please see

About Mitsubishi Electric Corp
With over 80 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers all over the world, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (FTSE: 6503q.l) is a recognised world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. The company has operations in 35 countries and recorded consolidated group sales of 3,649 billion yen (US$27.4 billion) in the year ended March 31, 2002. For more information about Mitsubishi Electric, visit

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