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  Adobe - Reader: Adobe Reader for Symbian OS
For Nokia Communicator 9500 devices Adobe Reader for Symbian OS is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
For Nokia Communicator 9210/9290 devices Adobe Reader for Symbian OS is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
We invite users to visit the Adobe Reader for Symbian OS user forum to compare notes with other users, or you may provide your feedback on Adobe Reader for Symbian OS software to arfeedback@adobe.com.
www.adobe.com /products/acrobat/readerforsymbian.html   (291 words)

 Symbian OS design faults - The Code Project - PDA / Embedded
Symbian OS has a common core, but the user interface part of the system interface classes are completely different.
Symbian OS complexity is apparently a good indication of wrong application of object oriented approach.
Symbian OS should be considerably redesigned to meet its design goals, especially "provide users with a richer mobile experience".
www.codeproject.com /ce/Symbian_OS_design_faults.asp   (3129 words)

 Symbian OS
Symbian OS v9.5, the latest evolution of Symbian OS, delivers over 70 new features for high-performance, more powerful smartphones at mass market costs: a truly scalable operating system for the global market.
Symbian OS is the advanced, open operating system licensed by the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers.
Symbian OS combines the power of an integrated applications environment with mobile telephony, bringing advanced data services to the mass market.
www.symbian.com /symbianos   (145 words)

 Futuremark - Products - SPMark - SPMark for Symbian OS v9
Both SPMark for Symbian OS v9 and SPMark04 contain the same workloads, and conversely the results of non-graphics tests obtained with both products are comparable between each other.
As with all Futuremark benchmarks, SPMark for Symbian OS v9 has been created in cooperation with industry's leading companies in order to provide you with the best possible and most reliable set of diagnostic tools.
SPMark for Symbian OS v9 was formerly known as SPMark04.
www.futuremark.com /products/spmark/spmarksymbianos9   (307 words)

  New Version of Symbian OS Announced
For the most part, though, Symbian OS 9.3 is an incremental upgrade to the previous version with no major improvements.
The Symbian OS is at the heart of the majority of smartphones shipped worldwide.
This is because the Symbian OS provides the "backend" a smartphone needs, but does not include a user interface.
www.brighthand.com /default.asp?newsID=12309   (325 words)

 Symbian OS Unit - Getting Started Tutorial
Symbian OS unit would typically be used to test application engine code and not UI code so we will ignore this part of the application for this tutorial.
However, Symbian OS unit can be used from wherever you wish as long as you set the paths to your application files correctly.
Symbian OS Unit is slightly easier to use than some other C++ test framework alternatives since you don't need to "register" your tests.
www.symbianosunit.co.uk /content/view/12/26   (2127 words)

 Mobile Java - Evolving the Symbian OS
The focus of Symbian OS version 9 is to enable high-volume, midrange handsets and to address the requirements of this market through an industry-standard application binary interface (ABI), a real-time kernel, and an enhanced platform security model.
Symbian OS version 9 continues to support a GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) compiler for low-cost application development, with the required version having been updated from GCC 2.98 to GCC 3.4.
Large changes have been made to the core of Symbian OS to both protect the user (in terms of confidentiality and expenditure) and the network, and also to provide comprehensive support for new functionality such as digital rights management and device management.
www.ftponline.com /special/mobilejava/mshackman   (549 words)

 Symbian Developer Network - Tools & SDKs - Open source projects - Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ruby for Symbian OS brings the power of the Ruby programming language to the Symbian ecosystem under the terms of this Licence Agreement.
Ruby for Symbian OS is being released together with a series of articles about Runtime environments on Symbian OS.
The Symbian OS Team comprises the individuals with deep understanding and knowledge of Symbian OS development who are especially helpful to the Symbian OS developer community on a non-commercial basis.
developer.symbian.com /main/tools/opensrc/ruby/index.jsp   (396 words)

 Symbian Surges Smartphone OS Shipments Beyond 100 Million - News by InformationWeek
Symbian OS handsets are riding the wave of smartphone growth that has been building in recent months.
Some 13 million Symbian smartphones were shipped in the third quarter, recording a 52% gain over the 8.5 million units shipped in the year earlier quarter.
Symbian phones have been taking off in the U.S. in recent months and in past weeks have received a boost from the introduction of the Nokia E62 phone by Cingular Wireless, according to a spokeswoman for Symbian.
www.informationweek.com /story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=194400662&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All   (485 words)

 Symbian DevZone - MobiMate - Adding Symbian OS to their Development Repertoire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the number of launched and announced phones running Symbian OS grows a number of developers who have been working with Palm and Pocket PC are starting to port applications.
The way Symbian OS, and therefore UIQ, works forces a developer to write cleaner code, it won't allow you to have memory leaks, it provides alerts of memory leaks when exiting a program.
With the range of Symbian OS devices growing and the volume of handsets becoming significant MobiMate is probably amongst the first of many companies who will expand their Palm and Pocket PC software range to encompass Symbian OS.
www.wirelessdevnet.com /symbian/rb_48.html   (1308 words)

 Symbian OS v9.5: Efficiency and Power
Symbian OS v9.5 brings some of the biggest changes to the operating system since the release of v9, with over 70 new features.
This new release is designed to further reinforce Symbian OS as the leading mobile operating system.
For public APIs published in the SDKs, Symbian OS v9.5 is binary compatible with earlier v9 releases.
www.symbian.com /symbianos/releases/v95/blore_1.html   (604 words)

 Symbian DevZone - Office Software for Symbian OS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I believe they were impressed with what we could do on the Symbian OS and they are no longer planning to update the existing office suite, they are now looking for us to provide office applications in the future.
The Symbian OS was a breath of fresh air, we got true multi threading and a lot of things we did not have on Palm.
With the Quickoffice for Symbian OS forming the basis of the new Palm version of Quickoffice it can certainly be hoped that the Symbian OS software will include all the comprehensive features of the current Quickoffice for Palm.
www.wirelessdevnet.com /symbian/rb_66.html   (2234 words)

 Symbian OS
Symbian OS Symbian OS is the advanced, open operating system licensed by the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers.
Symbian OS combines the power of an integrated applications environment with mobile telephony, bringing advanced data services to the mass market.
Symbian OS supports a wide range of device categories with several user interfaces, including Nokia Series 60.
uk.good.com /index.php/products_symbian.html   (299 words)

 Symbian OS 9.3
Symbian OS v9.3 builds on the success of the v9 family as a robust, secure, open and standards-based OS for smartphones.
Symbian OS v9.3 will allow handset manufacturers and network operators to get the best and most differentiated phones to market faster, with lower costs and more easily.
Symbian said a while back that after 9 they were looking at incremental changes as the core system was iin place, but obviously there's a need to support new ideas and new standards.
www.allaboutsymbian.com /news/item/4062_Symbian_OS_93.php   (1314 words)

 Symbian Partner Page
Symbian and Virtio have collaborated to deliver Symbian OS® developers a more complete and productive software development environment.
This partnership enables Symbian OS developers to develop, integrate and test their software on Virtio Platforms running Symbian OS before device silicon is available.
Virtio platforms provide a tight integration with Symbian OS and development tools for you to develop, integrate and test your software on a hardware target simulation.
www.virtio.com /symbian   (365 words)

 Symbian OS 9.3 announced | Geek.com
Symbian continues to improve the OS with new wireless connectivity support.
I have had Symbian OS devices for a few years, but lately I am becoming more and more of a die hard fan and actually use a Nokia E61 as my primary smartphone.
Symbian just announced OS 9.3, which includes performance improvements, support for HSDPA (3G network rolling out in the U.S.), native support for Wi-Fi and Push to Talk, support for USB 2.0 on-the-go, and over-the-air firmware update support.
www.geek.com /news/geeknews/2006Jul/bpd20060712037329.htm   (275 words)

 Symbian Os
Symbian OS provides a suite of productivity tools (spread-sheet, word processor etc.), sync-to-desktop and such, but also, with each new release, is integrating more and more comms protocols over more and more transport technologies (especially wireless protocols), fairly seamlessly.
Symbian is interesting in that the underlying OS is written in object-oriented C++, and the C API wraps the C++.
Series 60 and UIQ are very different beasts, although their capabilities are converging and they will soon both use Symbian OS 7 underneath, but it will be a good long time before it's trivial (or even just "not hard") to port programs between them.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?SymbianOs   (965 words)

 Forum Nokia - Developing applications using C++ and Symbian technology
Symbian OS is not only an operating system but actually a full software and communications platform.
The Symbian OS is also used in the Series 80 platform.
Symbian OS is also being used in the Nokia 7710 widescreen multimedia smartphone.
www.forum.nokia.com /main/resources/technologies/symbian/index.html   (556 words)

 All About Symbian - Community Site for Series 60 (Nokia 7650, 3650, N-Gage), UIQ (Sony Ericsson P800) and Symbian Users
Symbian released it's quarterly summary of device numbers and operation figures for Q2 2005.
In this editorial we take another look at Symbian OS 9.1 and what it means for the Symbian ecosystem.
Symbian are looking to build on this in 2005 in conjunction with their partners, and bring the unit cost of building a Symbian device into the $70-$100 mark, which will open up the mid-range mass market to their Partners and Licencees.
www.allaboutsymbian.com /symbian.php   (1474 words)

 SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS Coming: Tiny-Screen TV Everywhere - Gizmodo
The Symbian Smartphone Show, London, UK- 17 October 2006 -- Sling Media, Inc., a digital lifestyle consumer electronics products company and Symbian Limited, the market-leader in open operating systems for smartphones, today announced that the two companies are partnering to bring consumers a powerful mobile TV experience to Symbian smartphones.
The new SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS software package will enable users to transform their supported Symbian smartphones on S60 and UIQ into personal, on-the-go digital TVs providing anytime, anywhere access to their living room television experience.
Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world's leading handset manufacturers.
www.gizmodo.com /gadgets/smartphones/slingplayer-mobile-for-symbian-os-coming-tinyscreen-tv-everywhere-208073.php   (855 words)

 What is Symbian? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
Symbian is a mobile operating system (OS) targeted at mobile phones that offers a high-level of integration with communication and personal information management (PIM) functionality.
Symbian OS combines middleware with wireless communications through an integrated mailbox and the integration of Java and PIM functionality (agenda and contacts).
The Symbian OS is open for third-party development by independent software vendors, enterprise IT departments, network operators and Symbian OS licensees.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/S/Symbian.html   (93 words)

 Readers Write About Symbian, OS X and the iPhone
Responding to Origins: Why the iPhone is ARM, and isn't Symbian, sources from Sweden and Finland offer a revealing look inside Symbian development and how the OS is regarded at Nokia, and what that means for development on the iPhone.
Sure, Symbian works, it has a very long feature list, and it's probably even the best smartphone OS available today.  But it's mostly because the competition is pathetic than anything else.
A Symbian developer explains, “Nokia is more or less stuck with Symbian since it doesn't have the competence nor the time to make a new OS from the ground up.
www.roughlydrafted.com /RD/RDM.Tech.Q1.07/6856C375-FE4E-4BC8-B753-B48AF3BD8B30.html   (2009 words)

 PC World - Symbian Updates Smartphone OS
Symbian has released a new version of the Symbian OS to partners and licensees that enables smart phone designers to build devices that use a single processor for both applications and communications.
Symbian OS version 8.0 will now support those single-core processors, reducing the cost to build a Symbian phone, the company said.
Symbian is a London company founded by several cell phone industry giants, including Nokia, Telefonaktiebolaget Ericsson, and Siemens, to develop an alternative smart phone OS to the Microsoft Windows Smartphone software.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,114932,00.asp   (579 words)

 Symbian Announces Symbian OS v9.3 - SlashPhone.com
Symbian Limited today announces the availability of Symbian OS v9.3, the latest evolution of the world's leading smartphone operating system.
Symbian OS v9.3 includes incremental enhancements in line with market requirements related to phone performance and reducing time-to-market for handset vendors and network operators' cost-effective deployment of revenue-generating services, content and applications.
Symbian today announced Symbian OS v9.5, the latest evolution of the world's leading operating system for smartphones.
www.slashphone.com /16/4759.html   (355 words)

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