UIQ Technology Names Tegic Communications to UIQ Selected Program

12/13/2004 - UIQ Technology announced that Tegic Communications, a leading provider of predictive text input software and a wholly owned subsidiary of America Online, Inc., has been named to the UIQ Selected program. Specifically, Tegic’s industry-leading T9® Text Input software has been accepted into the UIQ Selected program, which provides mobile phone manufacturers with technologies tested and pre-integrated for the UIQ platform.

UIQ Selected helps mobile phone manufacturers reduce development costs and integration time by offering validated third-party software technologies. UIQ Selected applications have been tested and pre-integrated for the UIQ platform to provide phone manufacturers with a shorter time-to-market and a more cost-effective integration process when developing media-rich mobile phones.

"We are very pleased to have been invited to supply T9, our industry-leading predictive text input software, to the UIQ Selected program,” said Craig Peddie, Vice President and General Manager, Tegic Communications. “We look forward to working with UIQ Technology and their licensees to speed text input for the next generation of mobile phones and smartphones."

“We are committed to providing our licensees with the best applications and place a high value on establishing strong partnerships with key industry leaders,” said Elisabet Melin, Vice President, Marketing, UIQ Technology. “The selected applications work exceedingly well on the UIQ platform and will come highly recommended to our licensees.”

Other current members of the UIQ Selected program include PacketVideo Mediaplayer and PacketVideo Camcorder & Digital Camera, as well as MDM’s Quickoffice Premier Suite.

About UIQ
UIQ is a user interface platform for Symbian OS, especially designed for advanced, media rich mobile phones. UIQ is designed to offer easy access to the wide variety of data services in 2.5G and 3G networks. UIQ-based phones are powerful and give access to enterprise applications, email, multimedia clips and web pages. Excellent interaction and graphical capabilities also provide support for advanced gaming possibilities. Currently there are 9 smartphones based on UIQ (Sony Ericsson P800, P900 and P910, Motorola A920, A925 and A1000, BenQ P30, P31 and ArimaU300)

About UIQ Technology
UIQ Technology develops and licenses user interface platforms to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and support licensees in the drive toward developing a mass market for open smartphones. UIQ Technology, established in 1999 in Ronneby, Sweden, is a fully owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd. Further information: www.uiq.com.

About T9 Text Input Software
T9 Text Input, a leading alphabet-based and Chinese, Japanese and Korean character-based text input software, is the flagship product of Tegic Communications. By incorporating T9 Text Input into mobile communications products, companies are solving the fundamental problem of how to quickly and easily type and send messages. More than 800 mobile phone models available throughout the world today include T9 Text Input and the technology has been licensed to major consumer electronics and communications equipment manufacturers worldwide.

About Tegic Communications
Tegic Communications, a leading provider of predictive text input software and a wholly owned subsidiary of America Online, Inc., was founded in 1995 to develop and market communication technologies for the telecommunications and computing industries. The company is headquartered in Seattle and has offices in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Bangalore.

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