Latest Symbian Ltd. Stories

2009-07-18 08:37:50

Nokia has agreed to sell the professional services unit of its Symbian mobile phone operating system to the U.S. consulting firm Accenture, officials say. The move, announced by Accenture Friday, is seen by industry analysts as a further step by the Finnish handset maker to distance itself from Symbian and establish it as a stand-alone software firm, Information Week reported. After purchasing Symbian for $410 million, Nokia moved to spin it off into an independent foundation where it says it...

2009-07-17 07:23:00

ESPOO, Finland and NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Accenture have entered into an agreement for Accenture to acquire Nokia's Symbian Professional Services unit responsible for Symbian OS customer engineering and customer support. The unit provides engineering consulting and product development services on a global basis to mobile phone manufacturers, as well as chip manufacturers and mobile operators. Services provided by the Symbian...

2009-05-27 09:15:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- DataArt, a high-end software development company with R&D centers in Eastern Europe, was recently selected by GeoLife, an innovative GPS navigation software provider, to port Navmii, its mobile navigation software, across to the Nokia Symbian s60 platform. The porting performed by DataArt further extends the compatibility of Navmii to include the range of latest Nokia smart phones from E-series and N-series, which are based on Symbian S60 3rd edition...

2009-05-12 06:20:00

With 8 million Android phones to be sold in 2009, a 10-fold increase from a year ago, Google's Android operating system is making waves in the mobile industry, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Monday. According to Reuters, the handset market has decreased significantly due to the widespread stall in global economies, forcing a shift in the mobile industry to a targeted focus on more advanced smartphones and their software.    First launched into the United States market in...

2009-05-04 16:38:36

A Japanese software company has come up with a cell phone program to help people out on the town find the nearest restroom. Software manufacturer Access Co. said the Check a Toilet Widget, developed in cooperation with mapmaker NPO Check, allows users to get a list of nearby lavatories with detailed descriptions of the available facilities, Mainichi Daily News reported. The company said the program is a free download for phones running the Windows Mobile or Symbian S60 operating systems.

2009-04-23 08:12:00

HELSINKI, Finland, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at its Annual General Meeting, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) President and CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo outlined the company's future strategy. "Nokia is fundamentally changing its business model to transform both the company and the industry. While we continue to compete with the traditional mobile device manufacturers, we also are dealing with new competitors entering the market from the PC and Internet industries," he said. "To succeed...

2009-04-17 15:02:53

Sony Ericsson's chief executive said on Friday that the company is taking time to develop a phone using Google's Android operating system.  Most cell phone companies are spilling out phones using the software in hopes to benefit from the high demand, but Sony Ericsson said it would take some time before offering its own.  The company declined to say when it would be available. "It does require a lot of evaluation, as well as a lot of testing, a lot of acceptance from a consumer...

2009-03-31 08:00:00

LONDON, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Voiceserve, Inc. (OTC: VSRV - News) announced through its Voipswitch operation which develops innovative VoIP telecom solutions that it has received Symbian Signed status for its new mobile software module the "Vippie Mobile for Symbian". Vippie Mobile connects to Internet using either Wifi, GPRS, EDGE or UMTS. The mobile phone end-user utilizing a unit with the Symbian functions, on the selects the connection option when starting the...

2009-02-17 04:11:00

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nokia and ST-Ericsson announced they are cooperating to provide the Symbian Foundation with a reference platform based on ST-Ericsson's U8500 single chip. The chip, which combines ST-Ericsson's well-proven application processor and state-of-the-art HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) Release 7 modem, will enable the wide adoption, across the industry, of feature-rich, multimedia 3G Smartphones. Demonstrating its emphasis on execution...

2009-02-16 01:00:00

GENEVA, February 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ST-Ericsson today announced it will demonstrate the world's first Symmetric Multi Processing (SMP)-enabled mobile platform running on Symbian OS(TM) at a private event, at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona. The technological breakthrough is the first of its kind and is based on the ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A9 multicore processor, which represents a significant leap from previous generations of baseband/application processor architectures by providing...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.