10/12/2005 - UIQ Technology released the first public version of UIQ 3, its latest version of the software platform for the open Symbian OS. At the same time, UIQ Technology is pleased to announce that UIQ 3 is today supported by the following phone platforms: Freescale Semiconductor’s MXC, Intel XScale® technology and the OMAPTM platform from Texas Instruments.
The UIQ 3 platform is an open software platform, based on Symbian OS, allowing mobile phone manufacturers to differentiate and create diversified phones, all using one single codeline. This makes it possible for licensees to create portfolios of phones from the same platform, minimizing the engineering effort and shortening the time-to-market. UIQ 3 also meets network operators’ and manufacturers’ requirements for own brand promoting and enables operators' specific service delivery.
The platforms from Freescale, Intel Corporation and Texas Instruments are designed to create new smartphones fully in line with the opportunities that the UIQ 3 software platform offers. By showing UIQ 3 running on several high-performing platforms, UIQ Technology can broaden the support to its customers and continue to accelerate the availability of UIQ based phones in the market.
“Differentiation is key in today’s highly competitive cellular marketplace,” said Berardino Baratta, director of strategy for Freescale’s Wireless and Mobile Systems Group. “Freescale’s MXC cellular platforms with UIQ allow OEMs the freedom to innovate and reduce time to market with new phone designs.”
“Intel is committed to delivering the features and applications that provide an exciting entertainment experience or productive business,” said Mark Casey, director and general manager of Intel’s Applications Processor Business Unit. “Working with UIQ Technology, we are able to provide phone manufacturers with the hardware and software solutions they need to deliver differentiated handsets as cost-effectively as possible.”
“We are very pleased that multiple handset manufacturers have selected TI’s OMAP platform for their UIQ based phones. We believe that our OMAP 2TM processors combined with UIQ 3 will deliver stunning levels of multimedia and graphics performance,” said Richard Kerslake, general manager of OMAP processors, TI’s Wireless Terminals Business Unit.
UIQ Technology, Freescale, Intel Corporation and Texas Instruments are participating in the Symbian Smartphone Show 2005 on 11-12 October at the ExCeL Centre in London.
Please visit UIQ Technology in booth number 40, where you can see UIQ 3 run live on the Intel® PXA270 Phone Platform and on Texas Instruments’ OMAP1623 processor. You will also be able to see UIQ 3 in Intel’s booth number 46 and in Freescale’s booth No. 121.
About UIQ Technology
UIQ Technology develops and licenses an open software platform to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and supports licensees in the drive towards developing a mass market for open mobile phones. UIQ based phones are powerful and give access to enterprise applications, email, multimedia clips and web pages. UIQ is for example used in mobile phones from Sony Ericsson, Motorola, BenQ and Arima. UIQ Technology, established 1999 in Sweden, is a fully owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd.
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