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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.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.