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Data-Enabled Mobile Phone Platform Based On Intel Technology

Data-Enabled Mobile Phone Platform Based On Intel Technology

Intel Corporation and Symbian have completed the optimization of the latest version of Symbian's operating system for data-enabled cellular phones, Symbian OS version 7.0, to support Intel applications processors based on the Intel XScale technology.

Symbian and Intel plan to ship a board support package including the Symbian OS version 7.0 to help developers accelerate the process of designing next-generation cellular phones and applications utilizing these technologies.

Intel and Symbian worked together to optimize Symbian OS version 7.0 to provide rich multimedia and wireless capabilities for Intel Personal Internet Client Architecture, Intel's development blueprint for designing wireless handheld communication devices that combine voice communications and Internet access capabilities.

Symbian has licensed its operating system to manufacturers representing more than 70 percent of the world's mobile phone industry. The board support package will help support new and existing Symbian OS licensees as well as software developers.

We're pleased to see the continuing cooperation between Intel and Symbian and a shared vision of growing the wireless data market segment. The close relationship we have with Intel is allowing us to target new phone manufacturers with solutions that extend the capabilities of Symbian OS.

Symbian sees optimization for Intel PCA solution as key to realizing the speed and performance benefits that these new mobile phones will deliver, with compelling multimedia services, to end users. said David Wood, Executive Vice President, Partnering Evangelism and Research, Symbian.

The wireless industry is beginning a significant shift from simple voice-only phones to data-enabled smartphones that combine communications, wireless Internet access and computing functionality, said Tony Sica, Intel vice president, Wireless Communications and Computing Group, and group marketing director, Wireless Communications and Computing Group.

The latest Symbian OS optimized for Intel XScale technology is the result of close cooperation between our two companies and a shared vision to help bring data applications and services to mobile phones.

As part of their ongoing cooperation, Intel and Symbian will share key information to benefit participants of the Symbian Developer Network and members of the Intel PCA Developer Network. The companies participating in these networks are leaders in building applications and services for a global mass-market of advanced, programmable mobile phones on both the Symbian OS and Intel PCA.

Their respective global ecosystems help provide system integrators, original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers and independent software vendors with the hardware and software assistance they need to bring products to market more quickly.

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