Symbian Joins Gaming Forum

Symbian joins the Mobile Gaming Interoperability Forum to reduce fragmentation of standard-based solutions

November 11, 2002

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LONDON -- Symbian, the creator of Symbian OS, an operating system that powers feature-rich mobile phones, has joined MGIF to further its commitment to reduce fragmentation of standard-based solutions. 'Games on mobile phones are a key revenue generator for network operators and Symbian OS provides a rich and powerful mobile games platform for this new wave of advanced applications' said Bill Pinnell, Multimedia & Games Product Manager, Symbian. 'Our sponsorship of the MGIF will ensure that Symbian OS continues to support industry standards and interoperability between handsets and network-based game services, bringing benefits to developers, network operators and service providers.' Symbian will broaden and strengthen the technical base of the Forum, and lend additional support to industry adoption of the MGIF v1.0 specifications, released in October 2002 and bring important industry input into future MGIF technical work. The Mobile Games Interoperability Forum (MGIF) gathers technical experts from the leading players in the mobile and games environments to address key interoperability issues facing the mobile gaming community. Symbian Ltd.

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