UIQ Technology Optimizes User Experience Options by Releasing New Version



    RONNEBY, Sweden, March 27 /CNW/ -- UIQ Technology today announced the
availability of UIQ 3.3, bringing mobile phone manufacturers even more
opportunities to innovate and to diversify their product portfolios.
    
    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080327/298702 )
    
    UIQ 3.3 based on Symbian OS v 9.3 builds on the success of the UIQ 3
family, making it possible for mobile phone manufacturers to produce different
kinds of phones on the same software platform, on a single code line. UIQ 3.3
includes incremental enhancements in line with market requirements, including
enhanced support for operator services and extensive customization for
addressing different market segments.

    UIQ 3.3 for example includes:

    
    -- Full web experience: Opera Mobile 9, with its fast page rendering and
       its Pan & Zoom functionalities, offers the web experience of a
       full-scale browser in a mobile environment
    

    
    -- UIQ Dashboard: UIQ 3.3 is prepared for mobile widgets and features a
       dashboard, accessible system wide by pushing the widget button
    

    
    -- Opera Widgets: Opera widgets run on UIQ 3.3, offering the user direct
       access to content and opening up for new mobile services
    

    -- Unified Messaging Platform: integrated communication experience

    
    -- Java JSR 248 MSA Fullset: Developers can create and deploy a wide range
       of applications using the Mobile Services Architecture (MSA)
    
    "UIQ 3.3 will significantly enhance the options for creating
differentiated mobile phones for different segments and different price
ranges," said Mats Barvesten EVP Product Management and Ecosystems. "Operators
are also given the opportunity to promote their services through customized
folders and a widget dashboard. We have integrated the Opera Mobile 9.5 web
browser and added a number of new functions and possibilities that are in line
with our strategy to enable phones with world class user experience."
    With an aim to extend UIQ based mobile phones into the mass-market, UIQ's
focus is to ensure a flexible and powerful open user interface and development
platform that optimizes the options for mobile phone manufacturers to create
higher volume phones for the market.
    "The UIQ platform is a key enabler for several of Motorola's
multimedia-centric devices -- including our new MOTO Z10 kick-slider handset,
which offers users a host of features and applications for a unique mobile
video experience," said Christy Wyatt, Vice President, Software Platforms &
Ecosystem, Motorola. "We look forward to supporting UIQ 3.3 in future mobile
devices, leveraging its new capabilities to further enhance customer
experiences, and working closely with UIQ to provide the essential toolsets to
our developer community."
    "With UIQ 3.3, including a number of web based technologies, we see the
platform evolving further to enable even richer user experience," said Ulf
Persson, Corporate Vice President and Head of PBU Open Platforms at Sony
Ericsson. "We welcome this release and are committed to developing and
delivering products on UIQ 3.3."
    Antony Edwards, Vice President Developer Product Marketing, Symbian, said
"UIQ 3.3 will bring a host of new opportunities for developers wanting to
innovate on a powerful user interface platform, including new APIs such as
SQL. Symbian OS v 9.3 strengthens the offering for handset manufacturers with
its robust and scalable OS, enhanced phone performance and hardware
capabilities, allowing them to bring differentiated phones to market more
quickly. "
    The Beta SDK (Software Development Kit) for UIQ 3.3 on Symbian OS v 9.3
is available for downloading on developer.uiq.com
    
    Further information, please visit http://www.uiq.com.
    About UIQ Technology
    
    UIQ Technology is an independent software provider to the world's leading
mobile phone manufacturers. The company develops UIQ, an open user interface
and application development platform that is flexible and customizable. UIQ
Technology is currently owned by Sony Ericsson and Motorola which each have a
50% stake in UI Holdings. http://www.uiq.com




For further information:

For further information: Carina Dietmann, Head of Corporate 
Communications, UIQ Technology, +46-708-576020, carina.dietmann@uiq.com Web
Site: http://www.uiq.com/

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