MONTREAL, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Bluestreak Technology, developer of the
award-winning MachBlue(TM) platform for mobile and television, today announced
it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program, a move that signals its continuing
support for the growing market of Symbian smartphones. Symbian develops and
licenses Symbian OS(TM), the market-leading operating system for smartphones.
Symbian OS is licensed by the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and
to date, more than 110 million Symbian smartphones have been shipped worldwide
to over 250 major network operators.
Smartphones represent the fastest growing segment within mobile, growing
at 46.6% compared to mobile at 21% year on year growth Q305 to Q306 reported
analyst firm IDC. With IDC's forecast of cumulative global shipments of
smartphones due to pass the one billion mark by 2011, Symbian OS represents
one of the biggest commercial opportunities in mobile.
MachBlue, which enables rich-media applications, runs Flash(R)-formatted(*)
files on mobile phones and digital TV set-top boxes. "The open standards and
flexibility of Symbian OS are driving the kind of innovation that allows
Bluestreak to fully demonstrate the power and value of MachBlue," said John
McCalla, CTO of Bluestreak. "By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we can
expand the reach of our platform and further cement our relationships with
network operators, device manufacturers, and Symbian smartphone users."
"With the accelerated worldwide adoption of Symbian smartphones , we are
always looking for new ways to enrich the user experience through the
development and provisioning of rich-media content and applications that
deliver appreciable value to handset manufacturers, operators and end-users,"
said Jerry Panagrossi, vice president of US operations, Symbian.
"Bluestreak's MachBlue technology enables operators to launch fully integrated
triple- and quadruple-play solutions that offer unified, branded user
interface experiences across both smartphone and digital television networks."
(*) MachBlue Mobile implements a subset of the Flash(R) 7 specification,
supplemented with the MachBlue Mobile API, which enables enhanced
handset control and integration. Flash(R) is a registered trademark
of Adobe Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
About the Symbian Platinum Program
The Symbian Platinum Program includes companies that have a technology or
strategic position that is key to the success of mobile computing technology
surrounding Symbian OS. As part of the program, Platinum Partners benefit
from a range of commercial services, including technical support and joint
marketing opportunities as well as privileged access to Symbian OS source code
and a dedicated Partner Support team. For more information please see
About Bluestreak Technology, Inc.
Bluestreak Technology, formerly known as Bluestreak Network, is the
creator of the award-winning MachBlue(TM) platform, which runs
Flash(R)-formatted files on mobile phones and television set-top boxes.
MachBlue powers sophisticated applications and user interfaces, allowing
operators and device manufacturers to create engaging, rich-media user
experiences (UX). Customers and technology partners include such industry
leaders as ACCESS, Orange, Symbian, Time Warner Cable, Thomson, and OpenTV.
Bluestreak won top honors in the 2006 Orange Partner Innovation Contest,
an accolade awarded to the "Best of the Best" in innovative mobile products,
services, or technology concepts. The company is headquartered in Canada,
with offices in France, Hong Kong, and the US. For more information, please
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses
Symbian OS, the market leading open operating system for advanced,
data-enabled mobile phones known as smartphones.
Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world's leading handset manufacturers
and has built close co-operative business relationships with leading companies
across the mobile industry. During 2006, 51.7 million Symbian smartphones
were sold worldwide to over 250 major network operators, bringing the total
number of Symbian smartphones shipped up to 31 December 2006 to 110 million.
Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in
the United States, England and Asia (India, P.R. China, Korea, and Japan).
For more information, please visit www.symbian.com.
For further information:
For further information: Media contacts: Cathy Baker, Band & Brown for
Bluestreak Technology, +44 (0) 20 7419 7336, M: +44 (0) 796 9918 071,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Martin Carrier, Bluestreak Technology, (514) 295-4840,
email@example.com; Valerie Breslow, Breslow Communications for
Symbian, (858) 337-4217, firstname.lastname@example.org