Microsoft's efforts to take over the personal organizer and smartphone markets with its proprietary technology are fundamentally flawed, according to Symbian chief executive Colly Myers, who predicts the U.S.
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Psion announced on Thursday that the planned IPO of the Symbian consortium would be delayed well beyond mid-2001. In August Psion had announced that the IPO would take place as early as mid-2001.
Ericsson and Nokia have announced plans to release hardware based on the Symbian platform in the United States next month and in the first half of next year, respectively. That's good news, analysts say, as Symbian beefs up to fight Microsoftto control the burgeoning smart phone market.
Software behemoth Microsoft Corp. (msft) and small, London-based Symbianare battling neck-and-neck to become the dominant forcein next-generation mobile-phone software.
Psion Plc. announced that Sanyo will develop its next-generation wireless devices using the Symbian software platform.
Sony's choice of Symbian -- instead of thePalm or Pocket PC OSes -- as its softwarepartner for wireless was all aboutsmartphones, and getting into the marketquickly. Full story.
With the unveiling of Symbian consortium's Quartz devices at the CeBIT computer show in Germany this week, analysts say current handheld devices, such as the Palm, face competition from a new breed of integrated hand-held device that packs telephony, streaming multimedia, Web browsing and Palm-like computing. Full story.
The Symbian consortium is set to unveil two new classes of Internet-smart cellular phones that stream multimedia contend at its first U.S.