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:
- Java MIDP 2.0 – Symbian OS v7.0s provides an upgraded Java implementation with Java MIDP v2.0, enabling more capable Java applications than previously e.g. games applications which exploit Bluetooth and messaging capabilities. Also, Symbian OS v7.0s deploys Sun’s new Java virtual machine which gives significant improvements in Java application performance. These enhancements improve the user’s experience of using phones based on Symbian OS as well as encouraging over-the-air download of Java applications offered by network operators and other third parties.
- Multimedia – In Symbian OS v7.0s, Symbian introduces a new lightweight, multi-threaded multimedia framework (MMF) which enables high-performance audio, video and imaging capabilities for Symbian OS applications. The MMF is designed to meet the needs of high performance media-centric applications such as video players, midi engines and particularly games.
- Telephony and Networking – Symbian OS advances its market-leading telephony and networking capabilities further by implementing Multiple PDP contexts and a Quality of Service framework in Symbian OS v7.0s. Multiple PDP contexts allow users of mobile phones based on Symbian OS v.7.0s to access more than one network service at the same time, for example users can access email whilst simultaneously surfing the web or downloading an application. The new Quality of Service (QoS) framework allows phones based on Symbian OS v7.0s to manage network connections intelligently, ensuring the best possible user experience in any given situation. For example, the phone may provide a high bandwidth guaranteed network connection for browsing and a low priority “best effort” network connection for downloading emails.
- Languages – Symbian OS v7.0s offers support for languages such as Arabic, Hebrew and Thai.
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.”
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 www.symbian.com
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