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+ Symbian smartphone shipments up 56% in Q3

06 November 2007

20.4m Symbian smartphones shipped in Q3 2007

Symbian CEO Nigel Clifford

Symbian Limited, developer and licensor of Symbian OS™, the market-leading operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones known as smartphones, today released the following unaudited financial and operational figures for the third quarter ended 30 September 2007.

Nigel Clifford, Chief Executive Officer, Symbian Ltd today said:

"Symbian continues to lead the global smartphone market in Q3 2007 with our licensees shipping 20.4 million Symbian smartphones worldwide resulting in a healthy growth of 56% since Q3 last year.

Our licensees, the world's leading handset manufacturers, have now shipped 165 million Symbian smartphones cumulatively and are benefiting from the performance and features of Symbian OS while being able to substantially differentiate their devices.

Licensees are using Symbian OS as their preferred operating system for the next generation of converged mobile devices and continue to deploy Symbian OS in mass market phones."

Key Symbian achievements Q3 2007

Shipments

Q3 2007 unit shipments of 20.4 million units results in 165 million cumulative Symbian smartphone shipments since the formation of Symbian.

New models

15 new Symbian smartphones models commenced shipment in Q3 2007, bringing the total number of models in the market at the end of Q3 2007 to 134 and a total of 202 models shipped since the creation of Symbian. These cover a broad range of markets, segments and form factors. Some of the new devices launched in Q3 2007 include: FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE IV, FOMA SO704i, FOMA F704i, FOMA SH704i, FOMA D704i, LG KS 10, Sony Ericsson P1i and Sony Ericsson P1c.

Forthcoming phones

New Symbian smartphones which were announced in Q3 2007 but were not shipping as of 30 September 2007 include: Nokia E51, Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N95 8GB. At the Smartphone Show in London, 16-17 October, Symbian welcomed Samsung Electronics's commitment to Symbian OS as part of its open OS strategy by announcing and showcasing the latest Symbian smartphones including the Samsung i450, Samsung i550 and Samsung i560.

New Symbian technologies to power the future of computing

Also at the Symbian Smartphone show, taking full advantage of the increasing convergence of desktop technologies and internet services with Symbian OS devices, Symbian announced new visionary technologies that give the industry the power to create devices that can handle and store large amounts of data, provide a responsive, emotionally engaging user experience, and deliver very high-speed networking while maintaining advanced battery performance.

  • FreeWay is the new and unrivalled IP networking architecture in Symbian OS, designed to deliver the capability for very high speed networks, high quality audio/video streaming and crystal-clear VoIP calls.
  • ScreenPlay is the new graphics architecture in Symbian OS which is designed to integrate high definition video content, life-like games and animations and significantly enhance content presentation. It enables high performance no matter which device it is used in - working purely with software on mid-range models and then taking advantage of hardware acceleration and graphics processors when present on high-end devices.
  • Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) on Symbian OS will offer exceptional multicore performance for media-rich applications as well as the power efficiency required to continue to deliver industry leading battery life.

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Source: Symbian PR Author: Apoc


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