Cellular Phone Functionality – Companies Join In Developing Symbian Phones
It was announced today that Symbian has licensed its software platform to Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., a $17 billion manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial electronics and electric products.
Sanyo intends to develop a range of advanced mobile communication devices based on the Symbian software platform – designed to tightly integrate cellular phone functionality with mobile computing.
We’re focusing on developing mobile communicators for the growing information network market, commented Dr. Tsugufumi Matsuoka, General Manager, Sanyo. Symbian provides a unique mix of expertise and technology, and has set the standard software platform for next generation mobile phones.
With the combination of our consumer electronics experience, and Symbian’s robust leading edge technology and telecoms integration, we’ll be able to develop communicators that will work across a variety of networks.
The Symbian platform provides an operating system, system layer, application engines and user interfaces that are designed for a wide range of smartphones and communicators.
Incorporating leading technologies such as Java, Bluetooth and WAP, Symbian has already licensed the platform to industry leaders such as Ericsson, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Psion and Sony.
We’re working with industry leaders to create a standard platform that offers unparalleled computing and telecommunications integration for smartphones and communicators, commented Jeremy Copp, VP, Business Relationships, Symbian.
As our latest licensee, Sanyo will extend the global choice and diversity of wireless devices that are available for mobile users, and encourage the development of Symbian based content and services in the wireless industry.
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