Bitween Uses Remote Control to Win Symbian OS Developer Competition

6/16/2003 - Symbian Ltd announced that Bitween S.R.L. has been awarded this year’s annual Best Overall Symbian OS-based Application Award for its commercially successful Remote Control. Bitween’s application, also judged by Symbian as this year’s best C++ application, allows its users to view and interact with their PC from their Symbian OSTM phones remotely through the Internet or via a direct call connection.

Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global industry standard operating system for advanced mobile phones, to the world’s leading handset manufacturers, which account for over 80 per cent of worldwide mobile phone sales.

The award was presented at Exposium03, Symbian’s annual developer conference held at London ExCeL in April. The prize included a selection of Symbian OS phones – the Nokia 9210i Communicator, Sony Ericsson P800 and Nokia 7650. The Symbian OS Developer Competition attracted over 120 high-calibre entries from around the world featuring applications that were developed in C++, Java, Visual Basic and OPL.

"As a Symbian Platinum Partner, Bitween has experienced tremendous commercial opportunities from dealing directly with Symbian OS licensees and enjoying the marketing benefits of being part of the Symbian ecosystem”, said Vincenzo La Ragione, CEO of Bitween. “We are very pleased with this award and the support we’ve received from Symbian in general.”

The prize was awarded to Bitween founders and brothers Roberto, Vincenzo and Alessandro La Ragione by Symbian CEO, David Levin, and Executive Vice President of Partnering, David Wood. "Remote Control is the result of Bitween’s hard work and innovation as well as an exploration of the rich capabilities of Symbian OS,” said David Wood. “Bitween has been an terrific Symbian Platinum partner, proving that third party developers can gain commercial success by developing applications for Symbian OS phones.”

Remote Control is an application that enables a user to connect and control their PC and PC mouse from their Symbian OS-based Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone and/or Nokia 9200 Series Communicator, mirroring the desktop in realtime on the phone.

Exposium03, held at London ExCeL in late April, was this year’s Symbian industry-wide annual event. It provided an open environment in which technology suppliers, hardware vendors, network operators, enterprise solution providers and software developers meet to do business and take advantage of the growing opportunities being created around Symbian OS for the entire mobile industry.

About Bitween S.R.L.
Bitween develops and licenses consumer and business mobile solutions for multi-platform-based smartphones. Bitween mobile solutions include Remote Control, MobileFAX, and Photo Editor, all of which are based on Symbian OS. The company's offerings are targeted at the mobile mass-market and are currently available on handsets manufactured by Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Microsoft, Vodafone, TIM and SHARP amongst others.

Founded in 2000 and based in Milan, Italy, Bitween is the leading consumer and business Symbian OS mobile software developer in Europe and one of the few Italian companies licensing its technologies to foreign markets.

About Symbian
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.

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