Symbian has joined forces with Japanese company NTT Docomo to develop new wireless communication technologies, giving the UK company a valuable push into the Japanese market.
Under their agreement, the two companies will define specifications, incorporating key communication and platform standards, such as Symbian?s own handheld operating system Epoc, to provide products and services for the Japanese market.
Dr Shuichi Shindo, senior vice president of NTT Docomo, commented: ?Symbian?s Epoc has been recognised by major handset manufacturers as the platform of choice for next generation wireless information devices. Our WD-CDMA technology, which has been proposed for third generation mobile radio communications systems, has had wide support from the telecomm industry.?
Justine Heys, principal analyst at the Yankee Group, commented: ?This is important news for the global wireless industry. NTT DoCoMo are experts on W-CDMA, Symbian on software platforms for information devices and Symbian?s licensees on the design and distribution of devices.?
As the news broke, Psion?s shares climbed 14 per cent to 860p.
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