All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

Old 17-03-2003, 07:04 AM
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Symbian and RIM - A match made in heaven?

Symbian and RIM have announced a new partnership in regard to the provision of always-on e-mail and other wireless connectivity capabilities. According to this article, the announcement (to be made at the CTIA on Monday), will herald extra wireless functionality for Symbian devices in the corporate marketplace, allowing users to wirelessly send and receive e-mail and other corporate data. More...

While Microsoft is clearly hoping to benefit from a similar announcement on its advanced (eh? Did someone say advanced? :roll: ) platform, this announcement from Symbian is significant because the corporate market is not an area where Symbian is particularly massive right now, and this will provide the excellent connectivity offered by RIM services with the added functionality, stability and excellence of what is fast becoming the platform of choice for smartphones. This deal with Microsoft is not a partnership as it is with Symbian, which makes sense really when you look at how Microsoft treats its parters (Heck, you'd have a longer term relationship with a queen bee than you would with the backstabbing beast).

Nokia, back in November, announced a licensing agreement with RIM where; "RIM has granted Nokia the right to use and distribute certain BlackBerry software in conjunction with Nokia products on a global basis.".

but to finish off, read this;

Originally Posted by Richard Shim
U.K.-based Symbian has also been trying to expand the reach of its audience. Despite being owned by device makers Ericsson, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Psion, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson, the software maker has not claimed much ground in the market for smart phone operating systems, where it competes with Microsoft.
Now tell me he didn't just say that! :roll:


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Old 19-06-2003, 11:52 AM
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when will blackberry be available on symbian smartphones?

what versions of symbian will support blackberry?

will it be possible to upgrade e.g. a siemens sx1 to run blackberry?

Old 19-06-2003, 01:31 PM
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Ewan recalls a conversation with RIM from Dev Expo...

As I recall, the RIM Software will be available as a library for the phone manufacturers to write a program around for Blackberry like sync and email. It won't be a component part of Symbian OS (I think that very little, apart from the Kernel and some low level stuff, is mandatory), but it will be available to all manufactrers.

So you'll have to ask them. I doubt that you'll get it retro-fitted, but it will probably be a large part of any future corporate Symbian phone.
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