London, 7 May, 2003 - XcelleNet, Inc. has announced support for Symbian OS v7.0, continuing the company’s commitment to developing critical infrastructure capabilities for Symbian OS mobile devices. Building on its existing support for Symbian OS, XcelleNet now enables enterprises to cost effectively deploy and manage Symbian OS v7.0 devices, assuring a greater return for these mobile business assets.
Using XcelleNet’s award-winning technology, enterprises can configure and control the software and data on Symbian OS devices alongside other mobile computing devices in the enterprise. As companies deploy an increasingly diverse array of handheld and Win32 devices to mobile users, XcelleNet provides a single solution for ensuring that applications are reliable and data is current.
XcelleNet also announced today that it has been invited by Symbian to become a founder member of the Symbian Enterprise Partner Advisory Council (SEAC). (See related announcement at http://www.symbian.com/press-office/2003/pr030429c.html.) The Symbian Enterprise Partner Advisory Council was formed by Symbian to facilitate improved information sharing among its key partners and to provide technical, marketing, and business development support for companies focused on delivering enhanced wireless voice and data solutions into the enterprise space.
Symbian OS is the advanced, global industry standard wireless operating system licensed by the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers. Symbian OS has been designed from its inception to meet the specific requirements of open, advanced, data-enabled 2G, 2.5G and 3G smartphones. Compact enough to fit in the memory of a mobile phone, Symbian OS was architected from the beginning to be a full functioned, enterprise-grade operating system. Publicly announced Symbian OS phones include the BenQ P30, Samsung SGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2051 built by Fujitsu, the Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9210 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 3650 and N-Gage.
“Symbian provides the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers such as Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson with Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced cellular phones,” said Jeffrey Siegel, VP-Enterprise, Symbian Ltd. “Because Symbian makes it easier for users to wirelessly access business information, managing these devices in the field is critical. With its support for Symbian OS v7.0 we continue to look to XcelleNet for leadership and expertise in mobile management to assure our enterprise customers of secure, reliable integration of these devices into their operations.”
“Sonera values XcelleNet's support of the Symbian operating system and welcomes the announcement of the Symbian 7.0 client,” said Eero Kultanen, Business manager for Enterprise Management Services of Sonera, a new leading Nordic communications operator, which provides communications services for consumer and business customers in a customer-oriented manner. “An effective, broad-based management infrastructure is fundamental to the successful deployment of corporate mobile applications. XcelleNet's commitment to support all the leading mobile operating environments enables us to offer a comprehensive solution to our corporate clients.”
“XcelleNet values Symbian’s focus on providing a robust, open smartphone operating system that allows high quality application development,” said Joe Owen, CTO of XcelleNet. “By supporting Symbian 7.0, XcelleNet continues to empower enterprises to support all platforms and devices used in mobile business with a single solution. This support will guarantee that end users have the information they need wherever business is being transacted.”
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XcelleNet, Inc. provides the software that makes enterprise mobility possible. As the leading provider of Mobile Infrastructure solutions and expertise, XcelleNet helps companies manage large numbers of laptops and handheld devices, and gives them the power to manage their businesses from anywhere. For more information, please visit http://www.xcellenet.com
Symbian is a software licensing company which develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.
Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the BenQ P30, Samsung SGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9210 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 3650 and N-Gage.
Symbian has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom with development sites in Europe and Asia. Symbian’s shareholders are Ericsson, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Psion, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. For further information about Symbian, please see http://www.symbian.com
Sarah Tanner, XcelleNet (UK) Ltd
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