Nokia unveils the next generation features for the industry's leading smart phone platform, Series 60
June 14, 2004
Helsinki, Finland - Nokia today introduced two new Feature Packs for the Series 60 Platform that will provide future smart phones with stunningly rich features and functionalities for operators, enterprises and consumers in all major markets. The impressive feature set of Series 60 will include multiradio support with GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA and CDMA, phone displays with higher resolutions and enhanced enterprise support, in addition to the exhaustive number of other features.
"With over 10 million Series 60 based devices shipped by Nokia alone, Series 60 has become the leading software platform for smart phones," said Pertti Korhonen, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia.
"Series 60 Second Edition with its new Feature Packs is by far the most comprehensive standards-based smart phone platform in the industry. It will enable us to offer truly significant development, differentiation and new business opportunities to operators, developers and licensees - to the whole ecosystem around Series 60," Korhonen continued.
Series 60 Second Edition is the first smart phone platform that will include both CDMA configurations as well as dual-mode WCDMA-GSM. Dual-mode WCDMA -GSM will offer full support for operators' 3G services and pave the way for video telephony and advanced streaming & browsing capabilities on mobile devices.
The scalable UI framework is designed to encourage enhanced application innovation; to drive the differentiation of Series 60 based devices and to increase the usage of data services. For enhanced user experience Series 60 sets a new benchmark by bringing high display resolutions by 208x208, 240x320 QVGA and 352x416 in both portrait and landscape orientations. The UI framework will include the support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) that will enable third party developers to design layout aware applications that can intuitively adjust to the different resolutions.
The Series 60 Platform, Second Edition consists of the base edition with all existing features implemented in the software platform. In addition, it is enhanced with the new Feature Pack 2 and Feature Pack 3.
New features in the Feature Pack 2
GSM, WCDMA-GSM and CDMA configurations
Video telephony (Circuit-Switch WCDMA)
Browser plug-in API
3D graphics for Java and Symbian applications
Support push email with IMAP- IDLE
IPSec and VPN client support
Full OMA DRM 1.0
OMA MMS 1.2
Japanese and Thai language support
New features of the Feature Pack 3
Scalable UI framework with SVG, supporting high display resolutions: 176 x 208, 208 x 208, 240 x 320 QVGA, 352 x 416
Platform support for QWERTY keyboard
Rich email content
The Series 60 Platform, built on the Symbian OS, is the world's leading smart phone platform. It is licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers including LG Electronics, Lenovo, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sendo and Siemens. The large color screen, easy to use interface and extensive suite of applications make this software ideally suited to support new mobile services, such as rich content downloading and MMS. More information on Series 60 is available at www.series60.com.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia is dedicated to enhancing people's lives and productivity by providing easy-to-use and secure products like mobile phones, and solutions for imaging, games, media, mobile network operators and businesses. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on five major exchanges.