Symbian smartphones gets VoIP ally

HelloSoft and Symbian have begun collaboration to provide VoIP and IMS/VCC software solutions for mobile devices to the Symbian ecosystem.

Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market leading open operating system that powers today's most popular smartphones.

Symbian OS is licensed by the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and to date; over 83 million Symbian smartphones have shipped worldwide to over 250 major mobile network operators.

Symbian OS phones are growing in popularity. During H1 2006, Symbian OS phone shipments grew more than 65% compared to H1 2005.

According to John Jackson, Director, Wireless/Mobile Technologies, Yankee Group, by 2010, well over 200 million smartphones will be selling worldwide each year, representing 18% of annual global volumes.

HelloSoft's products can enable mobile device manufacturers to design and architect products that are power-efficient and provide substantial cost benefits.

HelloSoft has a range of VoIP and wireless products to meet the price and performance needs of multiple high-volume markets, including multi-mode devices which enable OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufacturers to deliver VoIP enabled products with a shorter time to market.