8/30/2004 - Symbian Ltd., the market leader in open operating systems for smartphones, announces the full roster of sponsors for Symbian Expo - The Smartphone Show, its annual tradeshow dedicated to smartphones. Top sponsors of the show are Vodafone, UIQ Technology in association with Motorola and Sony Ericsson, Texas Instruments and Metrowerks. The show’s retail sponsor is Carphone Warehouse. The Smartphone Show, Symbian’s sixth annual Expo, takes place at the ExCel Centre in London, UK, on 5th and 6th October 2004.
Symbian’s Smartphone Show is the only event dedicated entirely to the smartphone industry. The Show’s floorspace has more than doubled since the event was last held in April 2003. More than 2000 delegates from mobile phone manufacturers, network operators, developers, mobile content providers, IT solution vendors and enterprises are expected to attend the show to:
David Levin, CEO, Symbian
“Sponsorship for Symbian’s Smartphone Show from industry leaders like Vodafone, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, UIQ Technology, Carphone Warehouse, Texas Instruments and Metrowerks shows that Symbian is right at the centre of the smartphone industry, working hand in hand with the leading companies from across the entire market,” said David Levin, CEO, Symbian. “With the installed base of Symbian OS phones now reaching more than 15 million and growing rapidly with Symbian OS licensees shipping five million phones in the first half of 2004 alone, there are great commercial opportunities being created for the growing number of companies working around Symbian and Symbian OS. We’re looking forward to seeing many of those companies at this year’s Expo.”
The Smartphone Show’s Educational Seminars will engage attendees in the industry’s vital technology topics, with an exclusive look at how the growing Symbian OS market is creating huge commercial opportunities for companies working within the Symbian OS ecosystem. These practical seminars will demonstrate how industry leaders have successfully integrated Symbian OS solutions into their business.
Developing for Symbian OS
The training sessions at the Smartphone Show will provide comprehensive training for Symbian OS and smartphone technologies, all in one location.
The sessions have been formulated to expose attendees to the critical aspects of Symbian OS and many will serve as a pre-requisite to more specialised courses available outside the show.
Delegates will learn how to use Symbian OS development tools and understand the necessary conventions, terms and expressions with which to develop leading software for the world's fastest growing software market.
Showcasing Symbian OS applications
Symbian will display a range of compelling Symbian OS applications from companies within the Symbian OS ecosystem. Attendees can get “hands on” with the latest Symbian OS smartphones – from handset manufacturers such as Motorola, Nokia, Siemens and Sony Ericsson – and experience using killer smartphone applications for productivity, entertainment, music, imaging and business created by leading Symbian OS developers.
For more information on how to qualify for free attendance at the Smartphone Show, go to www.symbianexpo.com
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 more than 15 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).
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