In this typically vague Symbian press release
it announces that Mobility Electronics becomes the first office software company to join Symbian Affiliate Partner Program. They already have readers for Word and Powerpoint for series 60. Hopefully this release means it will be the full Quickoffice suite with editing, as it quotes "With the 2003 launch of Quickoffice for Symbian OS, Mobility Electronics continues to define the benchmark for mobile office suites, adding significant value to professionals on the move with their Symbian OS-based phones". Although its well hidden in the release so make up your own mind. Full details follow...
Mobility Electronics becomes first office software company to join Symbian Affiliate Partner Program
Company poised to bring Innovative handheld and smartphone computing software to Symbian OS-based smartphones
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 12, 2003 —
Mobility Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq/NMS: MOBE), a leading provider of innovative portable computing solutions for the mobile computer user, today announced it has joined the Symbian Affiliate Partner Program. The program brings together the world’s best application, service and content providers whose after-market products enhance the value of Symbian OS-based phones to users.
For Mobility Electronics’ handheld accessories group, inclusion in the Symbian Affiliate Partner Program opens up global market opportunities as the company optimizes its flagship software product, iGo™ Quickoffice Premier Office Suite (Quickpoint, Quicksheet, and Quickword applications) for advanced, open Symbian OS mobile phones.
" Symbian OS is the global industry standard operating system and is licensed by Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Samsung, Motorola, Panasonic, Sendo and BenQ” said Charlie Mollo, CEO of Mobility Electronics. “Being invited to participate in the Symbian Affiliate Partner Program puts us in a greater position to optimize our software for Symbian OS and to ultimately capture a more significant share of the market.”
With Symbian OS licensees shipping more than 2 million Symbian OS phones in 2002, increasing to 1.18 million in the first quarter of 2003, and more than 20 Symbian OS products from 10 licensees currently in development, Symbian OS is experiencing industry-wide support as the global operating system technology of choice for advanced mobile phones.
According to Paul Moreton, vice president of operations and sales for Mobility Electronics’ handheld accessories group, software, “As the first office software developer invited to join the Symbian Affiliate Partner Program, Mobility Electronics has a unique opportunity to deliver the market’s leading business applications to Symbian OS-based phone users worldwide. We have already begun offering both Quickword and Quickpoint for Nokia Series 60 phones and we anticipate future news regarding the compatibility of our applications with additional Symbian phones.”
With the 1997 launch of Quicksheet® Mobility Electronics’ handheld accessories group, software (formerly Cutting Edge Software), primed the market for mobile business productivity applications. The company’s handheld software has a long history as an innovative leader with dozens of awards including: Handheld Computing magazine’s Best Handheld Spreadsheet four times, Best Office Suite 2001 and 2002, Finalist for the Best of COMDEX in 2001, and Best Enterprise Application of 2003 by PalmSource.
With the 2003 launch of Quickoffice for Symbian OS, Mobility Electronics continues to define the benchmark for mobile office suites, adding significant value to professionals on the move with their Symbian OS-based phones.
"Mobility Electronics’ office productivity applications are after-market applications which add real value to Symbian OS-based smartphone users,” said Phil Spencer, Global Manager, Affiliate Partner Program at Symbian. “We look forward to working with them and ensuring Symbian OS customers have access to some of the best in productivity applications such as Quickoffice Premier.”
The Quickword and Quickpoint applications for Nokia Series 60 smartphones from Mobility Electronics are available today, and can be found at
About the Symbian Affiliate Partner Program
The Symbian Affiliate Partner Program is targeted at a wide range of third parties, particularly small and medium-sized companies, working with Symbian OS. The program supports the many services, application and content providers worldwide whose after-market products enhance the value of Symbian OS phones to users. Benefits include the exclusive use of the program logo, a dedicated on-line partner directory, access to key market channels and invitations to participate in feedback sessions, development projects, testing, and publishing programs — helping to shape the community of which they are an intrinsic part.
Symbian is a software licensing company which develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.
Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the BenQ P30, Samsung SGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2102V and F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9200 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 6600, 3650 and N-Gage.
Symbian has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom with development sites in Europe and Asia. Symbian’s shareholders are Ericsson, Panasonic, Motorola, Nokia, Psion, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson.
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About Mobility Electronics, Inc.
Mobility Electronics, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a leader in the mobile computing industry, designing, developing and marketing products that allow users to get more from their mobile computing devices. The company’s innovative solutions include power devices, software and accessories for handheld and notebook computers, as well as docking stations, connectivity, expansion and video products for portable computers.
Mobility Electronics’ brands include both the iGo and MAGMA™ product lines. iGo’s flagship products include the industry’s first combination AC/DC power adapter, Juice™ as well as first-to-market handheld software and accessory products such as Pitch™ and Quickoffice™. The company’s MAGMA line of patented expansion products enables the industry’s only PCI expansion solutions for servers, desktop and mobile computing users.
Mobility Electronics’ products are available to mobile professionals directly via the company’s award-winning Web site (www.igo.com) as well as through the company’s global distribution base of leading resellers, retailers and OEM partners. For additional information on Mobility Electronics’ products and services, call 480-596-0061
or visit its Web site at www.mobilityelectronics.com