Openwave Announces Delivery of Content and Applications to Symbian Smartphones
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Openwave Systems, Inc
1400 Seaport Blvd.
Redwood City, CA, 94063
Press release date: February 13, 2007
Openwave Joins Symbian Platinum Partner Program; Extends Market for MIDAS and Mercury Browser to Smartphones
BARCELONA, Spain, 3GSM World Congress, Feb. 13 / -- Openwave Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:OPWV), the leading provider of software products and services for the communications industry, announced today that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the growing market for Symbian smartphones. As a Platinum Partner, Openwave is extending its Mobile Integrated Dynamic Application System (MIDAS), a mobile AJAX platform, and Openwave® Mobile Browser, Mercury edition to the Symbian ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS(TM)the market leading operating system for smartphones. Symbian OS is licensed by the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers, and to date, over 100 million Symbian smartphones have shipped worldwide to over 250 major network operators.
"We are pleased to join the Symbian Platinum Partner Program and expand our client footprint into the smartphone market with the leader in this space," said Peter Galvin, senior vice president of products and marketing at Openwave. "We are strengthening our relationship with the Symbian ecosystem and extending the value of our core products such as MIDAS to Symbian smartphone users, application developers, smartphone manufacturers and network operators."
MIDAS, a mobile AJAX platform designed to enable the creation, customization and deployment of powerful new network enabled applications and interfaces for mass market mobile phones, is part of the Openwave Mobile Phone Suite, which also includes the Openwave Mobile Browser, Mercury Edition. The Mercury edition browser enables increased access to Web content on mobile devices and a faster experience. The Openwave Mobile Browser, Mercury Edition increases access to Web content by expanding upon Openwave's off-net browsing capabilities with new features such as scripting, AJAX compatibility and "Wide Screen" and "Map and Zoom" display modes.
"Within 5 years, greater than 50% of mobile phones sold in developed countries will be smartphone category devices - a trend that will increase the need for offering compelling and personalized user experiences through the delivery of rich-media content and browsing," said Jerry Panagrossi, vice president, US operations, Symbian. "Symbian is delighted to partner with Openwave, a leading provider of mobile browser technology and gateway infrastructure, and collaborate on bringing the Openwave MIDAS technology and Mercury Browser to the ever-growing Symbian ecosystem."
More than one billion handsets with Openwave software have shipped with more than 50 device manufacturers that have licensed the Openwave Mobile Browser.
About the Symbian Platinum Program
The Symbian Platinum Program includes companies that have a technology or strategic position that is key to the success of mobile computing technology surrounding Symbian OS. As part of the program, Platinum Partners benefit from a range of commercial services, including technical support and joint marketing opportunities as well as privileged access to Symbian OS source code and a dedicated Partner Support team. For more information please see http://symbian.com/partner/platinum/platinum.html
About Openwave Systems
Openwave Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:OPWV) is the leading independent provider of software solutions that ignite mobility for the communications and media industries. Openwave empowers its customers to rapidly transform their business by sparking new revenue streams and market opportunities, building loyal subscriber communities and reducing operational costs. Openwave's broad range of IP-based handset-to-network solutions enable the rapid launch of information, communication and entertainment services across networks and devices and include handset software, content delivery, adaptive messaging, location, music and video services. Openwave is a global company headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information please visit www.openwave.com.
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market leading open operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones, also known as smartphones. Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world's leading handset manufacturers and has built close co-operative business relationships with leading companies across the mobile industry. During Q3 2006, 13 million Symbian smartphones were sold worldwide to over 250 major network operators. To date, more than 100 million Symbian smartphones have shipped cumulatively. Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in the United States, Europe (England and Sweden (UIQ Technology AB)), Israel and Asia (India, P.R. China, Korea, and Japan).
NOTE: Openwave and the Openwave logo are trademarks of Openwave Systems Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
For more information please contact: Openwave Systems Inc. Vikki Herrera Public Relations Vikki.Herrera@openwave.co Tel: 650-480-6753
Symbian Ltd Valerie Breslow Breslow Communications +1 858 337 4217 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bite Communications for Openwave Melanie Antonucci Public Relations Melanie.email@example.com Tel: + 44 (0) 20 8834 3419
First Call Analyst: FCMN Contact: Trisha.Mirel@openwave.com
Source: Openwave Systems Inc. CONTACT: Vikki Herrera, Public Relations of Openwave Systems Inc., +1-650-480-6753, or Vikki.Herrera@openwave.com; or Valerie Breslow of +Breslow Communications, +1-858-337-4217, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for Symbian Ltd; or Melanie Antonucci, Public Relations of Bite Communications, +44 (0) 20 8834 3419, or Melanie.email@example.com, for Openwave
Web site: http://www.openwave.com/