Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson and Psion form wireless data joint venture

Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson and Psion form wireless data joint venture
Alex Mayhew-Smith
Nokia, Ericsson and Psion have formed a wireless data joint venture called Symbian, which will eventually include Motorola.
The aim is to promote Psion’s EPOC software as an industry-wide standard for mobile and information products. The company’s first products could be available as soon as the end of next year, said Symbian’s CEO Colly Myers.
The business plan, which is still to be finalised, originally split ownership of Symbian with Psion owning 40 per cent and Nokia and Ericsson 30 per cent each.
The late inclusion of Motorola – which has signed a memorandum of understanding to join – in the new venture, will dilute the share proportionally. Others partners may join the enterprise in the future, said Myers.


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