Nokia today announced
that leading Chineese handset manufacturer Lenovo has licensed Series 60. They have done this under the Complete Design Model
for Series 60 also announced today. Breaking into China has to be seen as a major advance for Symbian. Press release in details.
Chinese handset manufacturer Lenovo chooses the Series 60 Platform
February 23, 2004
February 23, 2004, 3GSM World Congress, Cannes, France - Nokia and Legend Group Limited (Lenovo), the leading IT Corporation and mobile handset manufacturer in China, today announced a licensing agreement for the Series 60 Platform. Series 60 is handset software for advanced mobile devices, optimized for the Symbian operating system (OS).
Mr. George He, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lenovo said: " Lenovo with its technology, products and solutions, including mobile devices, is a company and brand well known for its leading-edge innovativeness in application development and sophisticated, techie-savvy solutions. Lenovo's smart mobile devices implementing our technology vision of Collaborative Application will bring true value to end users in various domains. The Series 60 Platform as an open and industry interoperable platform best supports our innovations and product differentiation. It will provide Lenovo with one of the most optimal software platforms in the very competitive Chinese handset market."
"We have worked closely together with Lenovo in developing the Series 60 Platform and product creation process for the highly specific market needs where product and application differentiation and fast time-to-market carry significant value," said Pertti Korhonen, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia.
Legend (Lenovo) will license Series 60 based on the new Complete Design Model Nokia offers to mobile handset manufacturers. The Complete Design Model will improve the possibility of the licensees rapidly bring out their Series 60 based products by leveraging the fast product creation process and the Series 60 Product Creation Community. Nokia introduced the Complete Design Model today in their press conference at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France.
Series 60 is currently one of the leading smart phone platforms in the world. It is licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers including Lenovo, Siemens, Samsung, Panasonic, Sendo and Nokia. The success of the platform among the licensees leads to a large Series 60 device base and a diverse product portfolio. The licensees, together with operators and developers, drive innovation into the platform exploiting their vast experience and expertise in the mobile communication industry. This relentless innovation enhances the solid competitiveness of the Series 60 Platform
The Series 60 Platform encompasses the software, user interface (UI) and applications necessary to create a smart phone. Optimised for the Symbian OS, the Series 60 Platform strives to enable significant creativity and differentiation by licensees. In addition, the common software platform ensures interoperability and application compatibility between the different licensees smart phones. For more information, please visit 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.
Legend Group Limited (Lenovo) KSE stock code: 992; ADR stock code: LGHLY) is the largest IT enterprise in China boasting a diverse business profile. The Group's own brand PCs have been the best seller in China since 1997, commanding a market share of about 27% in 2002. Lenovo PCs also tops the bestseller list in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) with a market share of 12.7%. The Group was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1994, and is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index. Its American Depositary Receipts are currently being traded in the United States. For more information, please visit: www.lenovo.com
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