Symbian creates partnership with mobile industry's leading developer communities to drive innovation on Symbian OS
Symbian teams up with AppForge, ARM, Borland, Intel Corporation, Metrowerks, Forum Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments and UIQ technology to create a worldwide developer network for Symbian OS
Symbian Developer Expo - April 24th 2002 - London, UK - Symbian, the leading provider of the open, advanced operating system for data enabled mobile phones, today announced that it has partnered with mobile industry's leading developer communities. Partners pioneering this initiative with Symbian include AppForge, ARM, Borland, Intel Corporation, Metrowerks, Forum Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments and UIQ technology.
The Symbian Developer Network will continue to be a commercial and technical resource library for development on Symbian OS, while taking on a new role as portal to the Software Development Kits, development tools, technical support and training services available from a growing market of product and service providers. Members of the new Symbian Developer Network will have at their fingertips a range of tools and services that will allow them to keep in touch with all the latest innovations on Symbian OS.
"We are pooling the expertise of the best developer resource organizations in the mobile industry today and making it available through a single portal. The goal is to simplify a complex picture by exposing developers to the full spectrum of resources for Symbian OS," says Amy Graller, VP Commercial Programs, Symbian.
The Symbian Developer Network was initially launched in Tokyo in November 1999, beginning a global rollout at Symbian Developer Expo events in the US and Europe. Initially intended as Symbian's own developer service organization, the Symbian Developer Network has grown to include organizations targeting not only the creation of applications, but also content, service and product creation developers.
The Symbian Developer Network and its partner organizations now represent over 6 million developers worldwide. Representatives from all the Developer Network partner organizations were on hand at the Symbian Developer Expo 2002 this week in London to demonstrate the new world of opportunity open to Symbian OS developers. For more information on the new Symbian Developer Network and its partners, see Symbian's website at www.symbian.com/developer.
Symbian is a software licensing company, owned by wireless industry leaders, that is the trusted supplier of the advanced, open, standard operating system for data-enabled mobile phones. Symbian's mission is to create a mass-market for Symbian OS mobile phones by enabling our licensees to build winning products. Open Symbian OS phones announced by licensees include the Nokia 9200 Series Communicator, the Nokia 7650 imaging phone and Sony Ericsson's P800 smartphone. Symbian's website can be found at www.symbian.com.