Nokia First to Launch Smartphone with Symbian OS v7.0s

6/18/2003 - Symbian announced that the Nokia 6600 launched in Helsinki yesterday is the first phone to be based on the latest release of Symbian OSTM, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced mobile phones. The Nokia 6600 also uses the Series 60 terminal software platform.

Symbian OS v7.0s, was announced at Symbian’s Exposium03 in April 2003, demonstrated Symbian’s continued delivery of its technology platform in step with the market and technology needs of Symbian OS licensees and the broader mobile industry.

Symbian OS v7.0s provides significant enhancements in four particular areas:

David Levin, CEO, Symbian Ltd said, “I am delighted to see the launch of the Nokia 6600, the latest phone based on Symbian OS and the first to be launched on Symbian OS 7.0s, I look forward to the commercial availability of the Nokia 6600 later this year. The Nokia 6600 is one of the 20 phones in development using Symbian OS at the end of Q1 2003.”

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. For further information about Symbian, please see

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