4/30/2003 - Symbian, the developer of Symbian OSTM, the industry standard operating system for advanced mobile phones, opens its Exposium03 mobile industry event. The event’s lead sponsors are Orange, Sony Ericsson and Texas Instruments.
At Exposium03, leading companies from the mobile communication and IT industries from across the world are gathering to hear keynote speeches from Symbian and from leading industry figures, and to see demonstrations of enterprise solutions, applications and games as well as to attend the many developer training workshop sessions.
At Exposium03 and in separate press releases, Symbian will announce:
Symbian OS v7.0s – Symbian OS v7.0s is the latest version of Symbian OS, already delivered to Symbian OS licensees, which implements new 3G telephony and networking capabilities, Java MIDP 2.0, a new multimedia framework (MMF) and support for the Arabic and Hebrew languages.
Symbian Enterprise Advisory Council – The formation of Symbian’s Enterprise Advisory Council (SEAC) brings the world’s leading enterprise vendors to work together with Symbian and Symbian OS licensees to develop cost-effective, robust, scalable, enterprise-strength Symbian OS solutions. Solutions on Symbian OS from vendors such as Adobe, iAnywhere, Certicom, Extended Systems, IBM, InfoWave, Oracle, RIM, Synchrologic, XcelleNet, will be demonstrated at Exposium03.
Companion Technology Program – Symbian’s Companion Technology Program delivers to Symbian OS licensees key technologies which have been optimised and pre-integrated for Symbian OS, alongside delivery of Symbian OS source code. This gives technology providers a single distribution point for all Symbian OS licensees and allows Symbian OS licensees early access to technologies designed to enhance and differentiate Symbian OS phones, thus reducing licensee integration risk and time to market.
Affiliate Partner Program – Symbian’s Affiliate Partner Program offers support for the huge number of companies worldwide whose applications, services, content and technologies add after market value to Symbian OS phones and network operator content and services.
Open source OPL – Symbian is making its OPL (Open Programming Language) – an easy to learn and use programming environment designed for rapid application development - available to the open source community under LGPL licensing terms.
David Levin, CEO, Symbian Ltd said:
“Driven by the successful worldwide adoption of Symbian OS as the industry standard operating system for advanced mobile phones, Exposium03 is now the industry event where the world’s leading mobile and IT companies meet and do business. I am delighted that Symbian and Exposium03 enjoys support from right across the industry, from content providers such as AOL, from network operators such as Orange and 3, from leading IT companies such as IBM, Intel, Metrowerks, Oracle, Texas Instruments, as well as from Symbian OS licensees.
I am very pleased to announce Symbian OS 7.0s, the latest release of Symbian OS which we have delivered to Symbian OS licensees in step with their requirements. To meet the growing industry-wide interest and activity around Symbian OS, we are also enhancing our commercial and technical support programs with the launch of Symbian Enterprise Advisory Council, as well as the Affiliate Partner and Companion Technology programs.
With Symbian licensees shipping more than 2 million Symbian OS phones in 2002 and with more than 20 Symbian OS products from 10 licensees currently in development, Symbian OS clearly enjoys industry-wide support as the operating system technology of choice for advanced mobile phones.”
Exposium03 is held at ExCel centre East London. Exposium03 attendees benefit from the following:
Keynote addresses – David Levin (CEO, Symbian), Peter Zapf (President of Mobile Phones, Siemens), Ed Candy (Technology Director, 3), Rikko Sakaguchi (Head of Corporate Function Applications and Content Development, Sony Ericsson), Jacob Christfort (VP & CTO, Mobile Products & Services Division - Oracle Corp), Jim Welch (President and CEO, Metrowerks), Nick Balderson (VP, Product and Infrastructure Development, Orange).
Developer Conference – More than 60 training sessions and workshops run by experts from Symbian and other industry-leading companies such as Borland, Digia, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Texas Instruments.
Exhibition Hall – Exposium03 is the mobile marketplace, with a greatly expanded exhibition area that includes:
For more information about Exposium03, please see www.symbian.com/exposium
Symbian is a software licensing company which 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 BenQ P30, Samsung SGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9200 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. Symbian’s shareholders are Ericsson, Panasonic, Motorola, Nokia, Psion, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. For further information about Symbian, please see www.symbian.com
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