9/26/2003 - Fonix(R) Corporation (OTC BB: FNIX), an international provider of leading speech interface solutions, has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the emerging market for Symbian OS(TM) advanced mobile phones.
As a Platinum Partner, Fonix is extending its award-winning text-to-speech (TTS) and automatic speech recognition (ASR) solutions to the Symbian ecosystem. 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 percent of worldwide mobile phone sales.
"This partnership reflects our commitment to the mobile and wireless market," says Thomas A. Murdock, Fonix CEO. "By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we can now offer Fonix speech solutions to the Symbian OS ecosystem of application developers, handset manufacturers and carriers. We relish this opportunity to support Symbian OS and increase demand for advanced mobile phone features that enhance smartphones."
Fonix's award-winning VoiceDial software enables mobile phone manufacturers to give customers hands-free, eyes-free dialing capabilities. Users may dial an unlimited number of contacts simply by speaking a name. By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, Fonix can offer its speech solutions to Symbian OS-based smartphones, providing simple, powerful management capabilities for enterprises looking to deploy mobile applications.
"Speech-based user interfaces are becoming a fundamental requirement for today's mobile devices," says Martin Coul, Technology Partner Program Director, Symbian. "Fonix VoiceDial allows developers to offer greater mobility to today's advanced mobile phones. It is innovation such as Fonix's that helps drive a successful ecosystem."
Symbian is a software licensing company that 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, Motorola A920 for 3, Samsung SGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2102V and F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9200 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 6600, 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 or contact Valerie Breslow, Symbian Ltd., +1 519 585 1700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fonix Corporation (OTC BB: FNIX) provides speech interface solutions for mobile / wireless devices, computer telephony systems, the assistive market, vehicle telematics and everyday consumer devices. Manufacturers and developers incorporate Fonix technology to provide their customers with an easy, convenient, reliable user experience. Visit www.fonix.com for an introduction to Fonix's complete suite of speech solutions.
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