Latest Symbian Ltd. Stories

2008-06-25 06:00:25

By Kevin J. O'Brien Nokia said Tuesday that it would make the software that runs its cellphones available to outside developers, as the company tries to head off competition from rival platforms and to stimulate the use of mobile music, video, e-mail and other services. Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, said it would spend euro 264 million, or $411 million, to buy the 52 percent it did not already own in Symbian, a London-based company whose software runs two-thirds of...

2008-06-24 16:24:28

Nokia Corp. is buying the remaining $410 million shares of the consortium that makes the software for its phones, Symbian. Symbian is a UK-based software maker for smartphones and mobile phones.  Their software is used in two-thirds of smartphones and 6 percent of all mobile phones.  To date, more than 200 million Symbian OS based phones have been shipped. Nokia said Tuesday that it is offering to buy the 52 percent of Symbian that it doesn't already own.  Nokia will then...

2008-02-14 14:40:00

Just two days after chip makers from Texas Instruments Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. showed off their earliest prototypes utilizing Google Inc.'s Android at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, The LiMo Foundation displayed 18 handsets, some of which they say are ready for the market, thus setting the stage for a race between Android and LiMo operating systems. Overall, there are 32 companies who are developing devices designed to compete with Android's operating system, and the number continues...

2004-11-29 18:00:14

Tokyo, Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--Sharp Corp. said Monday it has agreed with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB on the joint development of mobile phone technologies. Sharp will cooperate with the joint venture between Sony Corp. and Sweden's Telefon AB LM Ericsson to develop core software for handsets compatible with NTT DoCoMo Inc.'s FOMA third-generation mobile phone service. The two sides also plan to share part of their mobile phone hardware as part of the tie-up, Sharp said. They...

2004-11-27 03:00:00

Microsoft says it will give customers advance notice of its monthly security updates in an effort to help them prepare to install related software patches. * Countering the latest salvo of Microsoft's "Get the Facts" campaign against open source software, Novell launches novell.com/linux/truth, a Web site devoted to "unbending the truth" about Linux in the enterprise. * Symantec announces availability of Symantec Client security software for two Nokia phones, the Nokia 9500 Communicator and...

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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).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.