UIQ Technology unveils UIQ 2.1 for Symbian OS
3GSM, Cannes - February 18, 2003 - UIQ Technology unveils UIQ 2.1 for Symbian OS.
The UIQ 2.1 release, based on Symbian OS v 7.0, introduces new functionality and customization possibilities. It also includes, for the first time, an integrated telephony application.
Other new features and enhancements include: The latest version of Java MIDP (v2.0), richer graphical features, enhancements on gaming and sound applications and Themes - a series of background wallpapers, color schemes and sounds, which can be used for branding as well as personalization of the phone by the end-user. The way people interact with a mobile phone has evolved considerably which is directly reflected in this new product release.
"UIQ 2.1 improves our offering to phone manufacturers by adding components and features that shorten lead time and adds value. This release places our product in a lead position in the market for User Interface platforms." said Johan Sandberg, CEO UIQ Technology AB. "By including a ready-to-go telephony solution, we lower the barriers of entry to the Smartphone segment and enable more companies to adopt Symbian OS and UIQ."
UIQ is a user interface platform for Symbian OS, especially designed for advanced media rich mobile phones. UIQ offers users enchanting interaction through its pen-based user interface and large display. It is designed to offer easy access to the wide variety of data services in 2.5 and 3G networks. Symbian OS phones with UIQ are powerful and give access to enterprise application, email, multimedia clips and web pages. The excellent interaction and graphical capabilities also provides support for advanced gaming possibilities.
About UIQ Technology
UIQ Technology AB develops and licenses world-class user interface platforms for Symbian OS mobile phones and support bringing enchanting mobile phones to market. UIQ Technology AB established 1998 in Ronneby, Sweden, is a fully owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd. The company today has over 90 employees. Within the group of current UIQ licensees, Sony Ericsson officially launched their first UIQ mobile phone, the P800 in late 2002. BenQ has anticipated the release of its first UIQ mobile phone by Q3, 2003.
Symbian develops and licenses the global industry standard operating system for advanced, open, data-enabled mobile phones. The world's leading handset manufacturers license Symbian OS, including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. In total, Symbian OS licensees represent over 75% of worldwide mobile phone sales.
Symbian's mission is to create a global mass market for Symbian OS mobile phones by enabling its licensees to build winning products. Publicly announced Symbian OS phones include the Fujitsu F2051 for NTT DoCoMo's 3G FOMA network, Sony Ericsson P800, Nokia 9200 Communicator series, 7650, 3650 and N-Gage. As at December 2002, eight Symbian OS licensees had 20 Symbian OS phones in development. For further information about Symbian, please see www.symbian.com.