Topics Mobile Tech News Thursday, April 18


Contact us

Site search:
complete archives list

Site Sponsors:

Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at to save money.

Symbian unveils platform for 2.5G Smartphones and Communicators at CeBIT 2001
Posted: 22-Mar-2001 [Source: Symbian press release]

[Symbian and partners demonstrate capabilities of Symbian platform v6.1 designed to drive demand for next generation mobile phones. ]

Hannover -- Symbian today publicly unveiled its market leading release of a fully integrated operating system platform for GPRS-enabled Smartphones and Communicators. The new platform also incorporates support for WAP 1.2, and advanced Bluetooth, providing all the building blocks necessary to create services and applications for wireless devices running on GPRS enabled networks. The Symbian platform v6.1 is currently undergoing integration testing with licensees, and products based on this release are scheduled to ship from H2, 2001.

"The always-on nature of 2.5G networks presents the wireless industry with a great opportunity to develop mobile data services that add value to today's voice only mobile phones," said Colly Myers, CEO, Symbian. "With its market leading position, it is clear that device manufacturers now see the Symbian platform v6.1 as the de facto standard which provides all the functionality and integrated features needed for next generation mobile phones. Symbian is now looking to drive demand by working more closely with wireless network operators, content and service providers who can provide additional valuable services for users of Symbian based devices."

The Symbian 2.5G platform is further proof of the Symbian's commitment to promote open standards in wireless communications, offering a robust, reliable platform for devices that attract third-party applications, content and services. Symbian's Java implementation runs within the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) framework and includes all mandatory and most optional features defined in the PersonalJava Application Environment 1.1 specification.

At CeBIT in Hall 26, Symbian is demonstrating, with a wide range of partners, compelling solutions for licensees, network operators and end-users including connectivity and synchronization demos, wireless gaming, hardware platforms and application suites. Symbian is also for the first time demonstrating its own reference design for Smartphones, complementing the many user interface designs that are already in development by licensees for Smartphones to address the mass consumer market of next generation mobile phones.


Back to Headlines...

Apple Watch Apple Watch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen


HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z


Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2019 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC