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2008-12-02 05:12:00

LONDON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Plans for the Symbian Foundation and the evolution of Symbian OS(TM) as the leading, open platform for mobile innovation moved closer to reality today, as Nokia announced that it had completed its offer to acquire Symbian Limited. "This is welcome news for all of us who are committed to the success of the Symbian Foundation and its platform," said Pierre Garnier, vice president and general manager, Baseband Business Unit, Texas Instruments, on behalf...

2008-11-13 09:00:09

DALLAS and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. and Nokia announced the availability of the Nokia 6650, a stylish and innovative mobile device featuring the Symbian-based S60 platform. This small fold device is powered by the nation's fastest 3G network and is styled to help you navigate where you want to go -- with a dedicated menu key for AT&T Navigator. The Nokia 6650 also features a broad range of other AT&T mobile services, including AT&T...

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2008-10-23 09:05:00

Nokia hopes to regain market share by giving away the Symbian technology that is used in its high-end mobile phones in an attempt to encourage Internet developers to build innovative applications on the platform.  In June, Nokia bought out its partners in Symbian in order to make the platform available, without charge, to developers. The price tag was $410.  Nokia has sold more than 180 million Smartphones with Symbian technology with the platform's most successful interface,...

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2008-10-21 08:55:00

Users of the Symbian cell phone operating system believe the software could rival Apple and Google, if it became freely available. In June, Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone producer, announced it would buy out Symbian for $410 million and would make its software royalty-free. Since then, Nokia has set up the Symbian Foundation, a non-profit group of over 40 companies that are working to make the 10-year-old operating system open source and free starting in 2009. Symbian is a leader in...

2008-10-20 06:00:09

ESPOO, Finland, October 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qt Software today announced the porting of Qt to S60 on Symbian OS(TM), the world's leading, open smartphone platform. Qt is a powerful C++ application development framework, which makes it easy for developers to create applications once and then deploy them on any of the Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows CE, Windows Mobile and embedded Linux platforms. With the inclusion of the S60 platform, developers have an additional 80 million* target...

2008-09-03 06:00:06

Samsung Electronics accepted Nokia's offer to buy out its stake in Symbian, a software firm, giving Nokia agreements from all Symbian shareholders to sell their shares, Nokia announced. Nokia said in June that it would spend $410 million to buy out other shareholders of Symbian, a maker of smartphone software based in Britain, and make its software royalty-free to other phone makers in response to new rivals like Google. Originally published by Reuters. (c) 2008 International Herald...

2008-07-28 09:00:48

ARTISTdirect, Inc. (www.artistdirect.com), the premiere Internet resource for music and entertainment news and artist information, today announced it has signed an agreement with Boopsie, Inc., a leading supplier of mobile search clients and server infrastructure, to create ARTISTdirect-branded mobile channels on the Boopsie Mobile Platform. Through the deal, ARTISTdirect will provide a constant feed of branded indexed music news and artist information from the vast amount of deep...

2008-06-30 12:02:34

Nokia (NOK) rocked the wireless industry June 24 with news it would purchase the portion of Symbian, a maker of mobile-phone software, that it didn't already own -- and then give away the software for nothing. The prospect of free software would surely lure users away from competing cell-phone software makers [BusinessWeek.com, 6/24/08] including Google (GOOG), which in the past year threw its hat into the cell-phone software ring by spearheading the creation of Android, an operating system...

2008-06-25 12:00:29

Few companies have the heft to take on Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), and Microsoft (MSFT) -- much less all three at the same time. But Nokia (NOK), the world's largest handset maker, made it clear on June 24 that it does not intend to cede its ground in mobile-phone software to gate-crashing U.S. tech giants. The Finnish company announced a plan to buy the 52.1% of shares it doesn't already own in London-based Symbian, the leading maker of operating system software for advanced mobile...

2008-06-25 06:02:07

Mobile phone giant Nokia has announced plans to acquire all the remaining shares of UK-based software firm Symbian for 264m euros ($410.5m). It already owns approximately 48% of the company. Nokia said it has received irrevocable undertakings from Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Ericsson, Panasonic Mobile, and Siemens International to accept the offer, representing approximately 91% of the Symbian shares. It said it also expects Samsung to accept the offer. Symbian, which was...


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Nokia E90 Communicator
2013-03-23 00:00:00

Nokia E90 Communicator is a 3G smartphone developed by Nokia. It is the latest model in the Communicator series, which was launched in 1996 with the bulky 9000 Communicator. The E90 was announced in 2007 with the first unit being sold at auction in Indonesia on May 17, 2007, for a staggering $5,000 US. The E90 is a fifth generation Nokia Communicator. Unlike its predecessors, it operates on the Series 60 v3 platform of Symbian OS--previous versions were based on GEOS or Series 80. The E90...

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