NTT DoCoMo Selects Symbian OS for 3G FOMA Handsets Platform

11/23/2004 - Symbian Limited announced that Symbian OSTM was selected by NTT DoCoMo, Inc. for the development of a common software platform for FOMA® 3G mobile phones. NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu Limited have developed the Symbian OS-based common software platform for FOMA in partnership. The first phone developed on this platform is the newly-launched FOMA F901iC which is part of the new FOMA 901i series.

Since becoming a Symbian OS licensee, Fujitsu has developed seven Symbian OS-based handsets for NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service. By using open standards-based Symbian OS, Fujitsu has achieved rapid time to market and cost-effective development of functionality-rich 3G smartphones.

Symbian OS is the leading OS that powers the world’s most popular smartphones. As of November 2004, close to 20 million Symbian OS-based phones have shipped worldwide. There are currently 38 Symbian OS-based phones in development with 10 licensees.

The following Symbian OS-based handsets are available in Japan:

Publicly announced Symbian OS-based phones in development for the Japanese 3G market include:

About Symbian Ltd
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 licenses Symbian OS to the world’s leading handset manufacturers. The following Symbian OS licensees have Symbian OS-based mobile phones in production and development: Arima, BenQ, Fujitsu for NTT DoCoMo FOMA, LG, Lenovo, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Sendo, Siemens, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. In 2003, over 6.67 million Symbian OS-based mobile phones were sold worldwide and close to 20 million have been sold to date. Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia (Bangalore, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo).

FOMA is a trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.

NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan.

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