Symbian Sun deal

Symbian Sun deal
Alex Mayhew-Smith Symbian has made two major deals in one week which will push the joint venture company forward in its battle to set the standard operating system for wireless communications and data devices. The firm, which was set up last summer by Psion, Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola, gained Japanese mobile phone company NTT DoCoMo as a new partner in the consortium and announced an agreement with US group Sun Microsystems. The agreement will see the inclusion of Sun’s Java technology in Symbian’s EPOC32 operating platform. Scott McNealy, president and CEO of Sun said: “With the number of mobile phone subscribers forecast to reach one sixth of the world’s population in the year 2005, the potential impact of the Sun and Symbian alliance on the wireless market is enormous.”


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