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Mobile Linux platform get boost

World-leading mobile software testing company Flander and Trolltech, the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use, today announced a partnership to boost Linux in the mobile phone market.

Flander has joined Trolltech's Partner Program as a Premium Business partner. Mobile software developers, operators and device manufacturers can accelerate time to market and enjoy greater success by facilitating development, enhancing usability and ensuring quality.

Trolltech's Qtopia is an application platform for the efficient creation of Linux devices. Operating since 1997 and with top-tier clients, Flander is a forerunner in providing independent mobile software testing services. Mobile Linux is one of Flander's key technology competence areas.

Mobile software testing, in particular, in strongly developing technologies such as Linux is becoming increasingly complex. At the same time the market expects continuous launching of new innovative, easy-to-use products that function well, while shrinking margins put pressure on budgets. To answer these needs, applications platforms and independent testing services are essential.

"Trolltech has outstanding products for software development and an impressive customer base. Our testing services complement their offering is a very natural and effective way. In addition, both Trolltech and Flander are striving for excellent quality and cost efficiency. The grounds for cooperation are therefore very good. We are very pleased to partner with Trolltech," says Seppo Kolari, CEO of Flander.

"Trolltech is pleased to welcome Flander to the growing community of partners who provide best of breed products and services to Trolltech's Qtopia customers. As the complexity of devices increases, the ability to effectively test mobile phone software becomes increasingly important.

Flander is a recognized industry leader with a decade of experience serving top-tier clients. I am confident that Flander's services will be of great value to our customers," said David Bialer, who heads Trolltech's Mobile and Embedded partner community.

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 ITProPortal.com 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.