9/28/2004 - Trolltech®, provider of leading technologies for Linux and cross-platform software development, announced that Yuhua TelTech, a top ODM (original design manufacturer) for mobile devices, has chosen Trolltech's Qtopia® Phone Edition (Qtopia Phone) development platform and user interface as the software foundation for its upcoming Linux-based smartphone named Normandy. The Yuhua Normandy phone, a content-rich handset that combines leading technology with innovative design, is expected to be available in China in the first quarter of 2005.
"The mobile device market is the next big frontier for Linux, and we're starting to see wide-scale deployment of Qtopia in Asia -- a region that typically sets the agenda for mobile and consumer electronics technologies," commented Haavard Nord, Trolltech CEO. "Yuhua TelTech is a leading ODM in China, and its support will go a long way toward solidifying Qtopia as the de facto software platform for Linux-based phones in Asia and globally."
"Qtopia Phone software gives us the freedom to innovate and bring to market quickly a phone with the precise branding and user interface that we want," said Yuhua CEO James Wu. "With Normandy, we're meeting strong demand for a rich, new user experience that fully takes advantage of today's leading-edge software, and we expect it to be a major success."
Qtopia Phone: Complete Software Solution for Linux on Mobile Phones
Trolltech's award-winning Qtopia Phone is a complete, customizable development platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile phones. It extends the flexibility and cost-savings benefits of Linux to mobile phones, increasing its popularity as an alternative to proprietary platforms such as Windows Mobile and Symbian.
The Qtopia Phone architecture provides functionality for complete device software design and maximum developer productivity:
For more information about Qtopia Phone, please go to www.trolltech.com/products/qtopia. For more information about the Yuhua Teltech, please go to www.yuhuatel.com.
Trolltech® is a world leader in delivering tools, components, and libraries for C++ developers across all major operating systems. Trolltech products constitute a leading open source application development framework and are an integral part of the Linux desktop. Trolltech also develops innovative UI platforms that enable key players to adopt Linux for mobile devices.
Trolltech creates two product lines: Qt® and Qtopia®. Qt is a complete C++ application development framework, which includes a class library and tools for cross-platform development and internationalization. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application platform built for embedded Linux, and is used on numerous Linux-based PDAs and mobile phones.
Trolltech is a second generation open source company with a dual licensing business model and provides development software to some of the largest companies in the world including Intel, IBM, Motorola, and Sharp, among thousands more. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at http://www.trolltech.com.
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