UIQ Technology demonstrated UIQ 3.0 at 3GSM
3GSM World Congress, Cannes, France, February 14, 2004 - UIQ Technology today officially demonstrated the new version of the UIQ platform, UIQ 3.0.
The successful first two releases of UIQ - UIQ 2.0 & UIQ 2.1 - created a strong demand from mobile phone manufacturers for an enhanced continuation of the UIQ platform. They asked for a UIQ platform that would enable them to create a highly diversified range of phones in terms of form factor, branding and operator configuration. UIQ 3.0 enables all of this and does it with one developer platform.
"This new version of UIQ, UIQ 3.0 means extensive options and opportunities for mobile phone manufacturers as it offers the framework and the tools to innovate and create highly differentiated mobile phones - with one software base and without duplicating engineering effort," said Johan Sandberg, CEO, UIQ Technology. "Mobile phone manufacturers, UIQ partners and independent developers can create one component that serves all UIQ 3.0 phones regardless of form factor and branding."
UIQ 3.0 offers mobile phone manufacturers the possibility of developing and building a family of phones - on the same code base - with different form factors. The customization options have been considerably extended and a mechanism called Operator Configuration Package, OCP, which enables configuration of the phone software to network operator requirements, has been added. This means that the mobile phone manufacturer can tailor phones in the product portfolio against different market segments whilst still allowing network operators to promote their brand and services.
UIQ 3.0 also adds support for the advanced functions and services required by the implementation of 3G.
UIQ 3.0 is commercially available now.
About UIQ Technology
UIQ Technology develops and licenses an open software platform to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and supports licensees in the drive towards developing a mass market for open mobile phones. UIQ based phones are powerful and give access to enterprise applications, email, multimedia clips and web pages. UIQ is, for example, used in mobile phones from Sony Ericsson, Motorola, BenQ and Arima. UIQ Technology, established in 1999 in Sweden, is a fully owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd. For more information, please visit www.uiq.com.