1/30/2006 - ENCIRQ® Corporation, the leading provider of data-centric software development solutions for intelligent devices, announced today that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the growing market for smartphones based on Symbian OSTM. As a Platinum Partner, ENCIRQ is extending its award-winning Data FoundationTM Framework to the Symbian OS ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the operating system that powers today's most popular smartphones. Symbian OS is licensed by the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and to date, over 47 million phones based on Symbian OS have shipped worldwide.
"This partnership reflects our dedication to the growing mobile market and our commitment to further enhance our mobile strategy," said Mark Vogel, CEO of ENCIRQ. "By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we can expand the advanced capabilities of our data management solution and strengthen our relationships with users, application developers, smartphone manufacturers and carriers. In today's rapidly growing smartphone market, we have considerable opportunities for ENCIRQ to contribute to the value of current advanced mobile phones and those models still in development."
Symbian OS phones are growing in popularity worldwide. As of Q3 2005 year-on-year phone shipments grew more than 131% compared to the same quarter last year. According to technology analyst firm Canalys, overall global shipments of smart phones were up 75% year-on-year in Q3 2005 with Symbian emerging as the market leader.
The ENCIRQ Data Foundation Framework provides development teams with an innovative and more efficient approach to building high performance data management systems for intelligent devices. The ENCIRQ Framework radically simplifies the creation of data management software for mobile applications while enabling new capabilities and services. By reducing complexity, automating generation of data management source code, and providing an ultra-efficient runtime environment, the ENCIRQ Framework helps engineering teams to:
"With the rapid growth of the smartphone market, high performance data management has become a fundamental component of today's advanced mobile phones," said Jerry Panagrossi, vice president, US operations, North America, Symbian. "The addition of ENCIRQ to the Symbian Platinum Program underscores our joint commitment to bring advanced data management capabilities to the ever expanding and increasingly sophisticated Symbian OS ecosystem."
ENCIRQ Corporation, the pioneer in data-centric software development for intelligent devices, is enabling a new era of data-driven capabilities and services. ENCIRQ offers a unique, data-centric application framework that provides device manufacturers and related software providers with a simpler, more efficient approach to building the software that powers award-winning products. Customers worldwide in the wireless, digital consumer electronics, automotive and networking industries use the ENCIRQ Data Foundation Framework to accelerate innovation while reducing complexity, cost and time to market. Founded in 1998, ENCIRQ is headquartered in Burlingame, CA.
About the Symbian Platinum Program
The Symbian Platinum Program includes companies that have a technology or strategic position that is key to the success of mobile computing technology surrounding Symbian OS. As part of the program, Platinum Partners benefit from a range of commercial services, including technical support and joint marketing opportunities as well as privileged access to Symbian OS source code and a dedicated Partner Support team.
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 and has built close co-operative business relationships with leading companies across the mobile industry. In the first half of 2005, more than 14.5 million Symbian OS-based mobile phones were sold worldwide to over 200 network operators, taking the installed base of Symbian OS phones to more than 47 million. Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in the United States, Europe (Cambridge, UK and Ronneby, Sweden (UIQ Technology AB), Israel and Asia (Bangalore, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo).
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