Samsung signs a deal to license Nokia's Series 60 platform for its next generation of smartphones

August 30, 2002

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ESPOO, Finland -- Samsung and Nokia today announced an agreement whereby Samsung will license Nokia's Series 60 platform for their next generation of smart phones. Series 60 is a comprehensive software platform for smart phones that Nokia licenses as a source code product to other mobile handset manufacturers."Series 60 is an ideal software platform for the advanced smart phones. The licensing model with access to the source-code will give us the opportunity to contribute to and influence the platform development. The platform's flexibility will enable us to maintain in our product portfolio a high competitive edge associated with Samsung brand," says Mr. ByungDuck Cho, Senior Vice President, Mobile Communications R & D team, Samsung Electronics.The Series 60 platform is designed for mobile phone users with easy-to-use; one-hand operated handsets characterized by high-quality color displays, rich communications and enhanced applications. The licensees will be able to integrate the software platform into their own application-driven phone designs and thus cost-effectively speed up the rollout of new phone models.The Series 60 platform supports open and common key technologies, such as MMS, Javaä and WAP/XHTML. The platform consists of the key telephony and personal information management applications, browser and messaging clients, a complete and modifiable user interface.Samsung ElectronicsNokia Corp.

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