2/16/2005 - UIQ Technology officially demonstrated the new version of the UIQ platform, UIQ 3.0.
The successful first two releases of UIQ – UIQ 2.0 & UIQ 2.1 – created a strong demand from mobile phone manufacturers for an enhanced continuation of the UIQ platform. They asked for a UIQ platform that would enable them to create a highly diversified range of phones in terms of form factor, branding and operator configuration. UIQ 3.0 enables all of this and does it with one developer platform.
“This new version of UIQ, UIQ 3.0 means extensive options and opportunities for mobile phone manufacturers as it offers the framework and the tools to innovate and create highly differentiated mobile phones - with one software base and without duplicating engineering effort,” said Johan Sandberg, CEO, UIQ Technology. “Mobile phone manufacturers, UIQ partners and independent developers can create one component that serves all UIQ 3.0 phones regardless of form factor and branding.“
UIQ 3.0 offers mobile phone manufacturers the possibility of developing and building a family of phones - on the same code base - with different form factors. The customization options have been considerably extended and a mechanism called Operator Configuration Package, OCP, which enables configuration of the phone software to network operator requirements, has been added. This means that the mobile phone manufacturer can tailor phones in the product portfolio against different market segments whilst still allowing network operators to promote their brand and services.
UIQ 3.0 also adds support for the advanced functions and services required by the implementation of 3G.
UIQ 3.0 is commercially available now.
About UIQ Technology
UIQ Technology develops and licenses a user interface platform, UIQ, to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and support licensees in the drive towards developing a mass market for open mobile phones. UIQ Technology, established 1999 in Ronneby, Sweden, is a fully owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd. www.uiq.com
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 provides 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)
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