Symbian delivers Symbian OS, the operating system that powers today’s most popular smartphones. In Q1 2005, more than 6.75 million phones based on Symbian OS were shipped worldwide bringing the install base to more than 32 million. Tatara Systems continues to enhance its industry leading solutions to deliver differentiated and profitable service offerings across a variety of smartphones.
Enterprise users and consumers demand quality mobile services with the flexibility to select the phone and access network that best meets their needs for a specific application. “Smartphones will play a vital role in offering converged services, but manufacturers need flexible platforms to offer diversity within a managed cost structure and users need solutions that offer choice yet hide complexity”, said Rob Bamforth Principal Analyst, Service Provision and Mobility, Quocirca. “It’s encouraging to see companies like Symbian and Tatara working closely together to deliver converged solutions to the market”.
“This partnership reflects our commitment to delivering important new
services for carriers,” said Steve Nicolle, CEO of Tatara Systems. “The
smartphone business is rapidly growing and these devices will be
instrumental in enabling a host of exciting new mobile service offerings.
The Symbian Platinum Program fosters a spirit of collaboration, creating
value for everyone, and we are delighted to be part of the Symbian
“Enabling consistent mobile service offerings across a variety of access
networks has become a fundamental requirement for today’s smartphones,”
said Jerry Panagrossi, vice president of US operations, Symbian. “We are
pleased to have Tatara Systems, with its proven technologies and industry
leading solutions, join the Symbian Platinum Program to help carriers
deliver on the promise of converged mobile solutions.”
As Tatara Systems continues to expand its converged mobile solutions,
smartphones will rapidly add capabilities and become a vital services
platform for large numbers of end user subscribers. Smartphones will
continue to become more powerful, including integrated support for multiple
networks, and will play an important role in pushing converged solutions
into the mainstream. Adding support for Symbian OS is an important
milestone for Tatara Systems as it continues to expand the subscriber
devices enabled using the Tatara Mobile Services Convergence portfolio of
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.
About Tatara Systems
Tatara invents, develops, and deploys solutions for communication service
providers allowing them to offer converged mobile services to their
subscribers. Tatara’s Mobile Services Convergence Platform gives service
providers the ability to offer a rich and consistent set of converged
mobile broadband services over multiple network technologies, including
WLAN, WAN/3G, wireless broadband, and wired, and with the same high level
of real-time control on roamed networks as they have on networks they own.
Based in Acton, Mass., Tatara Systems is a privately held company backed by
the leading communications investment firms Highland Capital Partners and
North Bridge Venture Partners.
About Symbian Ltd
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian
OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced,
data-enabled mobile phones.
Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world’s leading handset manufacturers.
The following Symbian OS licensees have Symbian OS-based mobile phones in
production and / or in development: Arima, BenQ, Fujitsu for NTT DoCoMo
FOMA, LG, Lenovo, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Sendo, Sharp,
Siemens, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. In the first quarter of 2005, more than
6.75m Symbian OS-based mobile phones were sold worldwide, taking the
installed base of Symbian OS phones to more than 32 million.