Symbian Passes 75M Mark

77.3M Symbian smartphones shipped in 2007

February 12, 2008

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BARCELONA, Spain and LONDON, United Kingdom - 12 February, 2008 - Symbian Limited, developer and licensor of Symbian OS™, the market-leading operating system for mobile phones, today released the following unaudited financial and operational figures for the fourth quarter and the full year ended 30 December 2007:

Highlights - Full year 2007, at 31 December 2007

  • 77.3 million Symbian smartphones shipped to consumers worldwide in 2007 - a 50% increase on 2006 (51.7m)

  • 188 million cumulative Symbian smartphone shipments since the formation of Symbian to 31 December 2007

  • 68 mobile phones based on Symbian OS commenced shipment in 2007 through 250 major network operators by 8 licensees including Fujitsu, LG, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony Ericsson, a 4.6% increase on 2006 (65 models)

  • Of these models, 49 (72%) were based on Symbian OS v9, 46 (68%) for use on W-CDMA/ HSDPA (3G) and 20 (29%) were GPS enabled

  • Symbian OS v9.3 is the latest version on Symbian OS to ship in devices (November 2007). Symbian OS v9.3 is optimized for convergence with performance and feature enhancements

  • 8,736 third-party Symbian applications are now commercially available, a 27% increase on 31 December 2006 (6,896 applications) Source: Symbian research, see Notes to Editors

Nigel Clifford, Symbian CEO, commented:

"I am very pleased to report continued growth for Symbian throughout 2007 with a total of 77.3 million mobile phones based on Symbian OS in 2007, 22.4m shipments in Q4 alone. In 2007, Symbian's total revenues grew to £194.3 million - an increase of 17% on 2006.

Symbian aims to grow its share of the mobile phone market by increasingly driving Symbian OS into mid-range phone segments while maintaining the leading high end feature set used in the most advanced phones. Assuming Strategy Analytics' total global phone market of 1.13 billion in 2007, Symbian's share of the market grew from 5% in 2006, to 7% in 2007.

Since the first shipment of a Symbian phone in 2000 the world's leading handset manufacturers have shipped a total of 188 million phones based on Symbian OS. They continue to benefit from Symbian's lead in performance, features and power efficiency for the converged mobile phone market. They are also benefiting from the scalability of Symbian OS, deploying it in mass market phones to help differentiate their devices and deliver faster shipment times-to-market."

Symbian Ltd.

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